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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


Trump, Clinton triumph in Florida

CLEVELAND - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton triumphed Tuesday in Florida's presidential primaries, capturing the biggest prize on a crucial day of voting and showcasing the strength of the two front-runners.

March 15, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press | Associated Press


2016 race barrels toward potentially decisive primary day

HANOVERTON, Ohio - The tumultuous presidential primary season barreled toward a potentially decisive day for both Republicans and Democrats, with enough delegates up for grabs Tuesday to turn Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton from front-runners to likely nominees.

March 14, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press | Associated Press


Justice Dept.: States shouldn't jail over fine nonpayment

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is discouraging state court systems from jailing poor defendants who fail to pay fines or fees, warning against practices that it says run afoul of the Constitution and erode community trust.

March 14, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Ford makes police car doors that stop armor-piercing bullets

DETROIT - It's a first for police cars: Doors that can protect against armor-piercing bullets.

March 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


With fresh momentum, Trump tells GOP to embrace his bid

FORT MYERS, Fla. - His party in chaos, a surging Donald Trump called on mainstream Republicans to unify behind his candidacy on Wednesday as his White House rivals seized on their last best opportunity to block the billionaire businessman from building an insurmountable delegate lead in two key states.

March 09, 2016 | BY STEVE PEOPLES and SERGIO BUSTOS Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton, Trump sweep to victory in Mississippi

LANSING, Mich. - Deepening their dominance in the South, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump swept to victory Tuesday in Mississippi's presidential primaries. Voting was still underway in Michigan, the night's biggest prize.

March 08, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and DAVID EGGERT | Associated Press


Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94 in California

LOS ANGELES - Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president - and finally during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer's disease - has died. She was 94.

March 06, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz wins Kansas GOP caucuses

WICHITA, Kan. - Ted Cruz claimed an easy victory in Kansas and battled with Donald Trump for Kentucky and Maine in Saturday's four-state round of Republican voting, fresh evidence that there's no quick end in sight to the fractious GOP race for president. Kansas Democrats gave Bernie Sanders a win, as voters in three states chose between the Vermont senator and Hillary Clinton.

March 05, 2016 | By NANCY BENAC and ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Peanuts for babies?

CHICAGO - Two new studies bolster evidence that feeding babies peanuts or other allergy-inducing foods is more likely to protect them than to cause problems.

March 04, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


High court split over abortion case

WASHINGTON - A Supreme Court deeply split over abortion wrestled Wednesday with widely replicated Texas regulations that could drastically cut the number of abortion clinics in the state. As ever, Justice Anthony Kennedy appeared to hold the outcome in his hands on a court operating with eight justices since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

March 02, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Grand jury: 2 bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children

ALTOONA, Pa. - Two Catholic bishops who led a small Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 priests and other religious leaders over a 40-year period, according to a grand jury report that portrays the church as holding such sway over law enforcement that it helped select a police chief.

March 01, 2016 | By JOE MANDAK Associated Press | Associated Press


Sheriff: Cop who killed Kansas gunman a 'tremendous hero'

HESSTON, Kan. - A man who stormed into a Kansas factory and shot 14 people, killing three, had just been served with a protective order involving a former girlfriend that probably set off the attack, authorities said Friday.

February 26, 2016 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN and MARIA FISHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Watch out for phishy emails during tax season

NEW YORK - It's tax time, so you'd better think twice before clicking on that link in your email inbox.

February 25, 2016 | By BREE FOWLER AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


Snacks nation

NEW YORK - There are no meals anymore, only snacks.

February 24, 2016 | By CANDICE CHOI | Associated Press


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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


Too much folic acid a cause of autism?

NEW YORK - For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects.

May 11, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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