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Suspect in Houston-area deputy's death had mental evaluation

HOUSTON - The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, authorities said Monday.

August 31, 2015 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press

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

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, killing at least 20 people and leaving nearly 50 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

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 online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth's population.

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 police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said.

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 said Wednesday.

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 shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street.

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 in viewers makes him catnip for news programs and wins a level of coverage that feeds on itself.

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 the state's military bases and training centers to beef up security in response to recent attacks in Tennessee.

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 drop in nearly four years.

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 their federal offices to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, The Associated Press has learned.

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 entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.

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 are poised to allow women to serve in most front-line combat jobs, including special operations forces, senior officials told The Associated Press.

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 lives in mom's reproductive tract.

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

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Supreme Court's election-year lineup

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year.

November 30, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Suspect in Planned Parenthood clinic attack makes 1st court appearance

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The man accused in the shooting rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance Monday and learned that ...

November 30, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?

LOS ANGELES - New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security - and ...

November 30, 2015 | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press | Associated Press

Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

MIAMI - Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting for ...

November 28, 2015 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press | Associated Press

Suspect in Colorado attack called recluse who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman who police say staged a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was a recluse who stashed food in the ...

November 28, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

At least 11 hurt in standoff at Colorado clinic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman was arrested Friday hours after opening fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, wounding multiple people and engaging in ...

November 27, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

The end for Black Friday?

NEW YORK - The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.

November 27, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Holiday shoppers get a head start

NEW YORK - Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers ...

November 26, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Turkey, parades, heavy security

NEW YORK - Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number ...

November 26, 2015 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

Don't let airlines lose your luggage this holiday season

NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

GOP readies next assault on health care law, Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight ...

November 24, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

US traffic deaths rise sharply

DETROIT - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from ...

November 24, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press

US airport taxi times on the rise

NEW YORK - On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International ...

November 23, 2015 | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press

Researchers hatch malaria-resistant mosquitoes

WASHINGTON - California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove - using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective ...

November 23, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

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