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Candy theft could mean king-size sentence

NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana man accused of stuffing $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to life in prison, prompting a judge to question whether the sentence was "over the top."

April 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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


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Sky high

NEW YORK - Billionaires' Row.

May 30, 2016 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Associated Press


Delegates in hand, Trump says he has nomination

BISMARCK, N.D. - Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's ...

May 26, 2016 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Social Security: Many opt in early

CHICAGO - Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll ...

May 26, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


Years after death in WWII, vet's remains return home

NEW ORLEANS - More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating finally came home to his native New Orleans ...

May 23, 2016 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian jet

CAIRO - An EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard veered wildly in flight and crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early ...

May 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Financial security fragile in US

NEW YORK - Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released ...

May 19, 2016 | By KEN SWEET and EMILY SWANSON The Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump says his business flourishing since presidential run

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has told the government that his myriad businesses have flourished with rising revenues since his improbable political success, according to financial documents ...

May 18, 2016 | By JEFF HORWITZ and CHAD DAY | Associated Press


More work, more pay?

COLUMBUS, Ohio - More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

May 18, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JULIE CARR SMYTH | Associated Press


Study: Almost half of all heart attacks are 'silent'

CHICAGO - Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 ...

May 17, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Report: Genetically altered food is safe

WASHINGTON - Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday.

May 17, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired ...

May 16, 2016 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


13 officers honored with Medal of Valor

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama called on the nation Monday to support and listen to its law enforcement officers as he bestowed the Medal of Valor ...

May 16, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Uncle Sam wants you to fight Zika!

MIAMI - The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us. The United States government could use some help figuring out exactly where.

May 16, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Pfizer blocking the use of drugs for lethal injections

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used ...

May 14, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


General first woman to lead top-tier command

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson on Friday became the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command ...

May 13, 2016 | By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press


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