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Economy on the rebound?

WASHINGTON - Americans are flooding back into the job market at the fastest pace since before the Great Recession, encouraged by steady hiring and some signs of higher pay.

April 01, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Man shot by police after drawing weapon at US Capitol

WASHINGTON - Police shot a man on Monday after he pulled a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint as spring tourists thronged Washington, authorities said. The suspect was previously known to police.

March 28, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Most Americans believe drugs are a big problem

Sharon Johnson calls herself an addict, although she's been sober for three years now. She started by smoking pot and eventually moved to crack cocaine. Her daughter has tried heroin, and "I believe I'm going to pull her out of the gutter someday," Johnson laments.

March 26, 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Removal of Confederate symbols turns nasty in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Backlash against a plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been tinged by death threats, intimidation and even what may have been the torching of a contractor's Lamborghini.

March 26, 2016 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press | Associated Press


Volunteer firefighter found

A volunteer Bulloch County firefighter who was missing was found in Baltimore, Md.

March 25, 2016 | From staff reports | Associated Press


Trump: Echoes of George Wallace?

ATLANTA - One presidential candidate pledged to "Stand up for America." Two generations later, another promises to "Make America Great Again." Their common denominator: convincing certain Americans that their version of the United States is under threat.

March 24, 2016 | | Associated Press


Automakers say new electric cars are 'fun to drive'

NEW YORK - When Toyota aired a Super Bowl television ad featuring a surprisingly quick Prius gas-electric hybrid eluding police, it marked a turning point for the auto industry.

March 23, 2016 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


American Muslims defy, dismiss Cruz's call for surveillance

ANAHEIM, Calif. - A few miles from Disneyland is a place most California tourists never see. The signs along the thoroughfare suddenly switch to Arabic script advertising hookah shops, Middle Eastern sweets, halal meat and travel services.

March 23, 2016 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS and JEFF KAROUB Associated Press | Associated Press


Europe's new normal

STOCKHOLM - Paris, Copenhagen, Brussels. In just over a year three European capitals have been ravaged by bombs and gunfire.

March 22, 2016 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Explosions rock Brussels airport, subway; 26 reported dead

BRUSSELS - Bombs exploded Tuesday at the Brussels airport and in the city's subway, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

March 22, 2016 | By LORNE COOK and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG Associated Press | Associated Press


Apple's new iDevices say small is beautiful, too

CUPERTINO, Calif. - As it struggles to match the success of its big-screen iPhones, Apple is now contending that small can be beautiful, too.

March 21, 2016 | By BRANDON BAILEY AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


Residents divided over Trump's wall along Ariz. border

NOGALES, Ariz. - Donald Trump's ambitious plan to build a giant wall on the border hits close to home for people like Berenice Andrews.

March 21, 2016 | By ASTRID GALVAN and BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press | Associated Press


US gov't sets record for failures to find files when asked

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration set a record for the number of times its federal employees told disappointed citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn't find a single page requested under the Freedom of Information Act, according to a new Associated Press analysis of government data.

March 18, 2016 | By TED BRIDIS and JACK GILLUM Associated Press | Associated Press


No clear path to government-lowered drug prices

WASHINGTON - Most Americans support it. Virtually all other developed countries already do it. And the two leading presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle agree: the federal government should lower drug prices.

March 18, 2016 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Obama nominates Garland to high court

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, thrusting a respected moderate jurist and former prosecutor into the center of an election-year clash over the future of the nation's highest court.

March 16, 2016 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press


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Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination

INDIANAPOLIS - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.

May 03, 2016 | By SCOTT BAUER and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Chronic insomnia?

WASHINGTON - Tossing and turning night after night? Don't automatically reach for the pill bottle. New guidelines say the first choice to treat chronic insomnia ...

May 02, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.

May 02, 2016 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton, Trump roll on with wins

PHILADELPHIA - Donald Trump swept all five Republican primaries Tuesday, a commanding showing across the Northeast that kept the Republican front-runner on his narrow path to ...

April 26, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Attorney general to governors: Make it easier for ex-cons to get IDs

WASHINGTON - States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday ...

April 25, 2016 | | Associated Press


Prince, hugely inventive, influential musician, dead at 57

CHANHASSEN, Minn. - Prince could play guitar like Carlos Santana or Jimi Hendrix, sing like James Brown, turn out pop melodies worthy of Motown or lay ...

April 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Tubman to be new face of $20 bill

WASHINGTON - Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic faces ...

April 20, 2016 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump, Clinton triumph on home turf

NEW YORK - Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday's New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a ...

April 19, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE | Associated Press


Study: Pancreas cell transplants can help with severe diabetes

WASHINGTON - Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long-hoped-for treatment for diabetes - and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients ...

April 18, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


We all lie, scientists say

WASHINGTON - This is the season of lies.

April 18, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Poll: Americans happy at home, upset with government

CHICAGO - All that talk of an angry America?

April 16, 2016 | By TAMMY WEBBER and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


'Made in the USA' or lower prices?

WASHINGTON - The vast majority of Americans say they prefer lower prices instead of paying a premium for items labeled "Made in the USA," even if ...

April 14, 2016 | By JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, procedures

WASHINGTON - Critics of how prescription painkillers are administered in the U.S. are calling on health officials to phase out hospital procedures and questionnaires used ...

April 13, 2016 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Poll: Republicans not itching for a convention fight

WASHINGTON - Most Republican voters think the candidate with the most delegates heading into the party's convention in July should ultimately emerge as the GOP ...

April 12, 2016 | By EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Planet hunter cheats death

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - To astronomers' relief, NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has won another reprieve.

April 11, 2016 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


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