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Predicting future by the numbers

WASHINGTON - Forget political pundits, gut instincts, and psychics. The mightier-than-ever silicon chip seems to reveal the future.

November 11, 2012 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Nation


Obama: Compromise -- but not on tax cuts for rich

WASHINGTON - An economic calamity looming, President Barack Obama on Friday signaled willingness to compromise with Republicans, declaring he was not "wedded to every detail" of his tax-and-spending approach to prevent deep and widespread pain in the new year. But he insisted his re-election gave him a mandate to raise taxes on wealthier Americans.

November 10, 2012 | By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Nation


Fiscal cliff: Tax rates are a big hurdle

WASHINGTON - House Republicans' hard line against higher tax rates for upper-income earners leaves re-elected President Barack Obama with a tough, core decision: Does he pick a fight and risk falling off a "fiscal cliff" or does he rush to compromise and risk alienating liberal Democrats?

November 08, 2012 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Nation


Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and winning four more years in office despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions.

November 07, 2012 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Obama, Romney make last pitches

LYNCHBURG, Va. - President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made last-minute pleas for votes Monday, employing their last vestiges of energy, celebrity boosters and plenty of jet fuel to encourage every supporter and the few remaining undecideds to tip the 2012 election in their favor.

November 05, 2012 | By KASIE HUNT and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press | Nation


NYC Marathon canceled

NEW YORK - Under growing pressure with thousands still shivering from Sandy, the New York City Marathon was canceled Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race.

November 02, 2012 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and RACHEL COHEN Associated Press | Nation


Superstorm Sandy slams into New Jersey coast

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, flooding its tunnels, subway stations and the electrical system that powers Wall Street. At least 10 U.S. deaths were blamed on the storm, which brought the presidential campaign to a halt a week before Election Day.

October 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Nation


Foreign policy debate

BOCA RATON, Fla. - President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, accusing him of "wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map." The Republican coolly responded, "Attacking me is not an agenda" for dealing with a dangerous world.

October 22, 2012 | By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Nation


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade live now

Watch the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade live here: http://www.borolive.com

October 15, 2012 | | Nation


Lawsuit filed in charter campaign

ATLANTA - A lawsuit filed Monday by five Georgia residents accuses the state's 180 local school districts of illegally using taxpayer money to campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment that would put more control of charter schools in the state's hands.

October 08, 2012 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Nation


Publicist: 'Moon River' singer Andy Williams dies

ST. LOUIS - Andy Williams, the silky-voiced, clean-cut crooner, whose hit recording "Moon River" and years of popular Christmas TV shows brought him fans the world over, has died, his publicist said. He was 84.

September 26, 2012 | By BOB THOMAS and JIM SALTER Associated Press | Nation


US ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya - The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

September 12, 2012 | By ESAM MOHAMED and MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press | Nation


The politics of 9/11

NEW YORK - The Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony at ground zero has been stripped of politicians this year. But can it ever be stripped of politics?

September 11, 2012 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Nation


Misery in La. as Isaac flooding leaves power out

NEW ORLEANS -- Isaac sloshed northwards into the nation's midsection Friday after flooding stretches of Louisiana and knocking out power, leaving entire water-logged neighborhoods without lights, air conditioning or clean water.

August 31, 2012 | By CAIN BURDEAU and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press | Nation


Prosecutor seeks death penalty for 3 soldiers

LUDOWICI -- Georgia prosecutors will seek the death penalty against three Army soldiers accused of killing a former serviceman and his girlfriend to protect an anti-government militia group, officials said Thursday during tense court hearings in which one victim's stepfather was tackled and handcuffed as he tried to rush the defense table.

August 31, 2012 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Nation


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Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies.

April 15, 2014 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Nation


Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at helping the White House move past the political damage.

April 11, 2014 | By JULIE PACE and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


'It's a Small World' turns 50 with sing-along

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The timeless Disney tune "It's a Small World" that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along.

April 10, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Nation


A blank look, followed by bloodshed at high school

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed with students at their lockers or chatting with friends.

April 10, 2014 | By JESSE WASHINGTON and KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press | Nation


Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

George Strait won his second entertainer of the year - 25 years after he won his first - and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone.

April 07, 2014 | By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer | Nation


Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

FORT HOOD, Texas - An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said.

April 03, 2014 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Nation


Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Fort Hood Army base

FORT HOOD, Texas - A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.

April 02, 2014 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Nation


Mad dash for health care sign-ups on deadline day

WASHINGTON - A flood of last-minute applicants rushed to sign up for health insurance on Monday, deadline day for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more than 100,000 people at a time using the fragile system despite a new spate of intermittent ills.

March 31, 2014 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


Senate torture report examines hunt for bin Laden

WASHINGTON - A hotly disputed Senate torture report concludes that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with the investigation.

March 31, 2014 | By BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press | Nation


4 men die in New Jersey shore motel fire

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. - A fire early Friday destroyed a New Jersey shore motel that was housing people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, killing four people and injuring eight, authorities said.

March 21, 2014 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press | Nation


Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

WASHINGTON - Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools - even as tiny preschoolers.

March 21, 2014 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND and KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press | Nation


Ukraine penalty: US, Europe order Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON - Unsuccessful with previous threats, the United States and its European allies stepped up their pressure on Russia to end its intervention in Ukraine on Monday by imposing the most comprehensive sanctions against Russian officials since the Cold War.

March 17, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer | Nation


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