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Gov't: Airlines should disclose bag, seat fees

WASHINGTON - Going to bat for confused passengers, the government is proposing that airlines be required to disclose fees for basic items like checked bags, assigned seats and carry-on bags so consumers know the true cost of flying.

May 21, 2014 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | World


Veteran actor tells police he shot and killed wife

LOS ANGELES - Michael Jace projected the image of a doting, hands-on father and husband to neighbors, but authorities are now trying to determine what prompted the veteran actor to tell police he shot and killed his wife while his young sons were in the home.

May 21, 2014 | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press | World


Text 911: Calling for help without making a call

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Sometimes a voice call to 911 just won't work, such as for deaf people in need of help or in certain domestic violence cases.

May 20, 2014 | By WILSON RING Associated Press | World


What consumers can expect from AT&T, DirecTV deal

LOS ANGELES - Ready to bundle your mobile phone and TV bills together? That is one of the changes customers can expect if AT&T Inc.'s proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV is approved by regulators.

May 19, 2014 | By RYAN NAKASHIMA Associated Press | World


Burger King scrapping 'Have It Your Way' slogan

NEW YORK - Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way."

May 19, 2014 | By CANDICE CHOI Associated Press | World


Nasal strip could clog Chrome's Triple Crown bid

BALTIMORE - California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.

May 18, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS Associated Press | World


In Georgia race, Republicans cry foul over taxes

ATLANTA - Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue says his chief rivals in the GOP race for Georgia's open Senate seat are falsely accusing him of being the worst kind of Republican - one who wants to raise taxes.

May 18, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | World


Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease - and hold down the price of your morning cup.

May 18, 2014 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | World


Groups spend big to influence Georgia Senate race

SAVANNAH - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce shelled out $920,000 for TV and online ads promoting Rep. Jack Kingston in the crowded race for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.

May 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | World


The STAR treatment: Woman fighting cancer in unique ways

Michelle Thompson is knee-deep into stage 4 cancer, but you wouldn't know it from looking at her.

May 16, 2014 | By WENDY LEONARD Deseret News National | World


Bill limits full contact youth football drills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Responding to parental safety concerns, the state Assembly on Thursday passed legislation limiting full-contact practices for high school football teams.

May 16, 2014 | By FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press | World


Congress growing impatient on inquiry in VA deaths

WASHINGTON - Patience is wearing thin in Congress as lawmakers confront allegations of treatment delays and falsified patient-appointment reports at health centers run by the Veterans Affairs Department. A former clinic director says dozens of veterans died while awaiting treatment at the Phoenix VA hospital.

May 16, 2014 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | World


Aaron Hernandez charged in 2 more shooting deaths

BOSTON - Aaron Hernandez ambushed and shot to death two men after a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub, prosecutors said Thursday as they announced new murder charges against the former NFL star, who was already awaiting trial in another shooting death.

May 15, 2014 | By BOB SALSBERG Associated Press | World


Should the government tell us what's in our food?

The state of Vermont soon will mandate that genetically modified foods - any plant or meat product that has had its DNA manipulated in a laboratory, also called a GMO - be labeled as such. The law, officially titled H.112, passed last Thursday and is the first in the United States to require the labelling of GMOs. It has attracted both public support and condemnation and raised the question as to whether the public needs GMOs labeled or not.

May 15, 2014 | By BETHAN OWEN Deseret News National | World


Ukraine launches talks, but its foes are missing

KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian government launched talks Wednesday on decentralizing power as part of a European-backed peace plan but did not invite its main foes, the pro-Russia insurgents who have declared independence in the east.

May 14, 2014 | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press | World


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100,000 elephants killed in Africa from 2010-2012, study shows

KENYA - An estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa have been killed by poachers from 2010-12, according to a new peer reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The killings have increased as a result of the growing demand for ivory sold on the black-market in China and other Asian countries.

August 21, 2014 | By LINDSEY PETERSON Deseret News National | World


Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

ATLANTA - At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

August 21, 2014 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | World


George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.

August 21, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Clashes in Liberia slum sealed off to halt Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia - Hundreds of residents of a seaside slum in Liberia's capital clashed with security forces Wednesday to protest an armed blockade of the peninsula that is their neighborhood as part of the government's desperate efforts to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

August 20, 2014 | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and WADE WILLIAMS Associated Press | World


Iraq says it seizes Mosul Dam; militants deny it

BAGHDAD - Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.

August 18, 2014 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN and VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press | World


Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.

August 18, 2014 | By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press | World


UN: OK to use untested Ebola drugs in outbreak

MADRID - The World Health Organization declared it's ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa although the tiny supply of one experimental treatment has been depleted and it could be many months until more is available.

August 12, 2014 | By MARIA CHENG and CIARAN GILES Associated Press | World


Gaza talks to continue in Cairo as truce holds

CAIRO - A temporary Israel-Hamas truce was holding for a second day Tuesday as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip were set to resume in Cairo.

August 12, 2014 | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press | World


Iraq president names deputy speaker new prime minister

BAGHDAD - Iraq's new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in the government as the country faces the threat of Sunni militants in the north.

August 11, 2014 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB and VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press | World


Ethical questions emerge over who gets Ebola drug

MADRID - In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest infected with the killer virus.

August 11, 2014 | By CIARAN GILES and MARIA CHENG Associated Press | World


Tony Stewart pulls out of race after crash that killed competitor

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.

August 10, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS and JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writers | World


WHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency

LONDON - The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.

August 08, 2014 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | World


Israel, Hamas resume fire after 3-day Gaza truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel on Friday, refusing to extend a three-day truce after Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for blockaded Gaza hit a deadlock.

August 08, 2014 | By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press | World


Russia hits back on sanctions; bans food from West

MOSCOW - Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.

August 07, 2014 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | World


Prosecutor says Pistorius lied on stand

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial said Thursday in closing arguments that the athlete repeatedly lied during testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

August 07, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World


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