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Social Security recipients will see 2 percent boost in 2018

WASHINGTON - Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year, the largest increase since 2012, thought it comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary.

October 13, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


US obesity problem not budging

NEW YORK - America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research.

October 13, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming

WASHINGTON - After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming's fingerprints.

October 12, 2017 | BY SETH BORENSTEIN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Tricked out

DETROIT - Heated and cooled seats. Backup cameras. Panoramic glass roofs.

October 12, 2017 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


In shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls' participation

NEW YORK - In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank.

October 11, 2017 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Associated Press


Nate roars onto Gulf Coast shore

NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Nate came ashore at the mouth of the Mississippi River on Saturday and pelted the central Gulf Coast with wind and rain as the fast-moving storm steamed toward the Mississippi coast, where it was expected to make another landfall and threatened to inundate homes and businesses in vulnerable low-lying areas.

October 07, 2017 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, MELINDA DESLATTE and JEFF AMY Associated Press | Associated Press


States declare emergency as Nate nears

MEXICO CITY - Tropical Storm Nate gained force as it sped toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Friday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 21 deaths. Forecasters said it was likely to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend.

October 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


NRA open to 'bump stock' regulation

WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association joined the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans Thursday in a swift and surprising embrace of a restriction on Americans' guns, though a narrow one: to regulate the "bump stock" devices the Las Vegas shooter apparently used to horrifically lethal effect.

October 05, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Experts: Era of monster hurricanes roiling Atlantic

WASHINGTON - It's not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be the most active period for major storms on record.

October 05, 2017 | BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Mind of a killer

LAS VEGAS - FBI agents questioned the Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend on Wednesday as they struggled to get inside the mind of Stephen Paddock, a frustratingly opaque figure who carried out his high-rise massacre without leaving the plain-sight clues often found after major acts of bloodshed.

October 04, 2017 | By KEN RITTER, MICHAEL BALSAMO and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Vegas gunman set up cameras inside his room and outside

LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas gunman planned his massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him, the sheriff said Tuesday.

October 03, 2017 | By KEN RITTER and MIKE BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump, GOP roll out tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Promising big tax cuts and a booming economy, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans unveiled the first major revamp of the nation's tax code in a generation Wednesday - a sweeping, nearly $6 trillion tax cut that would deeply reduce levies for corporations, simplify everyone's brackets and nearly double the standard deduction used by most Americans.

September 27, 2017 | By MARCY GORDON and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?

BOSTON - The anticipated release of thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination has scholars and armchair detectives buzzing. Now, they're waiting to see whether President Donald Trump will block the release of files that could shed light on a tragedy that has stirred conspiracy theories for decades.

September 27, 2017 | By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that women will be allowed to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom next summer, fulfilling a key demand of women's rights activists who faced detention for defying the ban.

September 26, 2017 | By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump vows a major tax cut for middle class

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump vowed to deliver on a major tax cut for middle-class Americans on Tuesday as the White House and congressional leaders prepared to release details on a tax overhaul proposal that would slash the corporate rate and simplify the nation's tax code.

September 26, 2017 | By MARCY GORDON and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


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South cleans up after unusually intense storm

DURHAM, N.C. - Southerners shoveled, scraped and plowed their way Thursday out of a snowy deep freeze that caused a standstill across much of a ...

January 18, 2018 | By JONATHAN DREW and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump has kept many promises during first year

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump often brags that he's done more in his first year in office than any other president. That's a spectacular ...

January 15, 2018 | By CALVIN WOODWARD and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Intel underfoot

MILWAUKEE - The next phase in data collection is right under your feet.

January 15, 2018 | By IVAN MORENO Associated Press | Associated Press


Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

HONOLULU - A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in ...

January 13, 2018 | By AUDREY McAVOY and JENNIFER KELLEHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Walmart boosts starting pay

NEW YORK - Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores - a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost ...

January 11, 2018 | By JOSEPH PISANI and ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business Writers | Associated Press


IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of ...

January 09, 2018 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


 Justices give Georgia death row inmate new round of appeals

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate whose execution was called off last year another chance to raise claims of racial ...

January 09, 2018 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


SCOTUS to hear case disputing warrantless motorcycle search

RICHMOND, Va. - Do police have the right to go on private property - uninvited and without a warrant - to search a vehicle?

January 09, 2018 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


Storm gone, but cold will stick around through weekend

BOSTON - Frigid temperatures, some that felt as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday as the region dug out from ...

January 05, 2018 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | Associated Press


Blizzard rolls up the East Coast

HARTFORD, Conn. - A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, threatening to dump as much as 18 inches of snow from the ...

January 04, 2018 | By SUSAN HAIGH and DAVE COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bitter cold tests winter-wise

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Bitterly cold temperatures gripped much of the nation on Tuesday, testing the mettle of even winter-wise northerners and delivering a shock to those ...

January 02, 2018 | By TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Perils abroad, full plate at home

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The glamour of his holiday break behind him, President Donald Trump is returning to Washington to face a hefty legislative to-do list ...

January 02, 2018 | By CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Words banned for the new year? 'Fake news' gets top vote

DETROIT - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could ...

January 02, 2018 | By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press | Associated Press


California launches legal sales of recreational marijuana

OAKLAND, Calif. - It wasn't exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the ...

January 01, 2018 | By BRIAN MELLEY and TERENCE CHEA Associated Press | Associated Press


Class ring returned after four decades

MARIETTA - Nearly four decades after Wills High School graduate Steve Richardson and a friend died of drug overdoses at a party on Lake Allatoona, his ...

December 29, 2017 | By SHADDI ABUSAID Marietta Daily Journal | Associated Press


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