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A new 'New South'?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Across the South, Confederate symbols are toppling, teetering or at least getting critical new looks. But is it a sign of real change in a region known for fiercely defending its complex traditions, or simply the work of frightened politicians and nervous corporate bean counters scrambling for cover in the wake of another white-on-black atrocity?

June 29, 2015 | By ALLEN G. BREED and JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


A first: New guidelines endorse device to treat strokes

Many stroke patients have a new treatment option - if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to open clogged arteries causing a stroke.

June 29, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water.

June 29, 2015 | By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

WASHINGTON - Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

June 29, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Same-sex marriage legalized across the US

WASHINGTON - Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden.

June 26, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Ga. stops issuing license plates featuring Confederate flag

ATLANTA - Georgia has stopped issuing a specialty license plate featuring two Confederate battle flags, and a top official in Gov. Nathan Deal's administration has ordered that changes be made to the design.

June 26, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


New era in police recruitment

They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of flashing lights and holstered guns. They wrestle with how to offer better pay.

June 24, 2015 | | Associated Press


Church shooting site re-opens

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Parishioners were let into the bullet-scarred Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church on Saturday, getting a first-hand glimpse of the room where nine people from their congregation were slain.

June 20, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS and EMILY MASTERS Associated Press | Associated Press


Charleston church victims' families forgive suspect in court

CHARLESTON, S.C. - They forgave him. They advised him to repent for his sins, and asked for God's mercy on his soul. One even told Dylann Storm Roof to repent and confess, and "you'll be OK."

June 19, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Congressional GOP plans to continue health law subsidies

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans will move to temporarily continue health care subsidies for millions of people if the Supreme Court overturns the aid, according to plans discussed Wednesday in the House and Senate.

June 17, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press


N.C. beachgoers lose limbs in shark attacks

OAK ISLAND, N.C. - Beachgoers cautiously returned to the ocean Monday after two young people lost limbs in separate, life-threatening shark attacks in the same town in North Carolina.

June 15, 2015 | By EMERY P. DALESIO and EMILY MASTERS Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia high court reverses conviction in shooting outside day care

ATLANTA - Georgia's highest court on Monday reversed the murder conviction of a man imprisoned for killing a father who had just dropped off his son at preschool, renewing a criminal case that prosecutors said stemmed from a deadly love-triangle.

June 15, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Jeb Bush has optimistic message, faces challenges in '16 bid

MIAMI - Jeb Bush launched a Republican presidential bid months in the making Monday with a vow to get Washington "out of the business of causing problems" and to stay true to his beliefs - easier said than done in a bristling primary contest where his conservative credentials will be sharply challenged.

June 15, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: Rape prevention training works

A program that taught college women ways to prevent sexual assault cut in half the chances they would be raped over the next year, a Canadian study found. It was the first large, scientific test of resistance training, and the strong results should spur more universities to offer it, experts say.

June 10, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | Associated Press


Film taken before Amelia Earhart's last flight surfaces

LOS ANGELES - It was a clear spring day in 1937 when Amelia Earhart, ready to make history by flying around the world, brought her personal photographer to a small Southern California airport to document the journey's beginning.

June 09, 2015 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press | Associated Press


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Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips

NEW YORK - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

August 29, 2015 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean

ROSEAU, Dominica - Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path ...

August 29, 2015 | By CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE and DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


1 billion log-ins

A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest ...

August 29, 2015 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


On-air shooter was angry, volatile man

ROANOKE, Va. - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two ...

August 27, 2015 | By ADAM GELLER and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman ...

August 27, 2015 | By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press | Associated Press


Stock slump continues

U.S. stocks slid again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunging more than 1,000 points in a sell-off that sent a ...

August 25, 2015 | By ALEX VEIGA and STEVE ROTHWELL AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Second cancers are on the rise

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.

August 25, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Dominating TV, Donald Trump a ratings draw

NEW YORK - Opinion polls are one thing, but Nielsen numbers speak more loudly to television executives: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's ability to pull ...

August 24, 2015 | | Associated Press


Indiana enlists NRA to train Guard on firearms

INDIANAPOLIS - The National Rifle Association has been instructing Indiana's National Guard members on how to use concealed weapons after Republican Gov. Mike Pence directed ...

August 21, 2015 | By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press | Associated Press


US stocks tumble on global slowdown fears

NEW YORK - Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest ...

August 21, 2015 | By MATTHEW CRAFT and BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Cheating website subscribers included WH, Congress workers

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of U.S. government employees - including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies - used Internet connections in ...

August 20, 2015 | By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Scientists find how obesity gene works

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an ...

August 19, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Women in combat

WASHINGTON - Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military services ...

August 18, 2015 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


New study links preterm birth with microbes in mom's body

WASHINGTON - Scientists might have found a new way to tell who's at risk of having a premature baby, by checking the bacterial community that ...

August 17, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


States raising taxes, fees and debt to pay for road repairs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around.

August 17, 2015 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


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