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Some military discharges mean no benefits after service ends

ST. LOUIS - No medical or mental health care. No subsidized college or work training. For many who leave the U.S. military with less-than-honorable discharges, including thousands who suffered injuries and anguish in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, standard veterans benefits are off limits.

December 25, 2015 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Associated Press


4 killed as 'dangerous' storm system sweeps across South

ATLANTA - A storm system forecasters called "particularly dangerous" killed four people as it swept across the country Wednesday.

December 23, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Weird weather pattern turns weather upside-down across US

SEATTLE - A weather pattern partly linked with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel, bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and so much snow across the West that even skiing slopes have been overwhelmed.

December 22, 2015 | By GENE JOHNSON | Associated Press


Consumers buying less expensive gifts this year

NEW YORK - Cheap is the new chic for holiday gifts.

December 21, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


The rush is on

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The humming is constant; a low-pitched drone from 155 miles of conveyer belts racing packages in every direction. Boxes shift from one belt to another and bump into a metal wall. Thud. Thud. Thud. In the background, trucks beep and jet engines roar.

December 21, 2015 | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


Warning signs of cardiac arrest are often ignored

WASHINGTON - Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they collapse.

December 21, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


In Virginia's Bible Belt, an Arabic lesson ignites anger

VERONA, Va. - With the nation already on edge after the attacks in California, a teacher's lesson on Islam in Virginia's Bible Belt sparked an angry meeting of outraged parents that mushroomed into a national denunciation of the educator in the form of thousands of angry emails and social media postings.

December 19, 2015 | By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press | Associated Press


For bears and hares, recent mild weather is a mixed bag

MONTPELIER, Vt. - For now, the El Nino-driven mild weather is a boon to some wildlife, which are able to forage for more food and are using less energy surviving, experts say. But for some species - like snowshoe hares, whose white fur makes them conspicuous to predators - the lack of snow isn't good news.

December 19, 2015 | By LISA RATHKE Associated Press | Associated Press


Tough immigration plans not a must

WASHINGTON - Retired postal clerk Jerry Wilson likes what he hears from GOP presidential hopefuls about overturning President Barack Obama's executive order easing deportation policies against people in the U.S. illegally.

December 17, 2015 | By LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


School threats prompt proposals for tougher penalties

HARTFORD, Conn. - Taking a harder line on crimes no longer seen as juvenile pranks, state lawmakers around the U.S. are proposing stiffer penalties for people who threaten schools at a time of fears over terrorism and mass shootings.

December 16, 2015 | By SUSAN HAIGH and MICHAEL MELIA | Associated Press


Study: Smaller counties driving US jail population growth

NEW YORK - While big-city jails get most of the attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have actually driven the overall explosion in the U.S. inmate population, according to a new analysis of 45 years of jail statistics.

December 15, 2015 | By JAKE PEARSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Americans want to get tougher with IS

WASHINGTON - After terrorist attacks at home and abroad, more Americans than ever - but still less than half - support sending U.S. ground troops to fight the Islamic State, according to a new Associated Press-GfK Poll. A large majority also want a clearer explanation from President Barack Obama about his strategy to defeat the group.

December 14, 2015 | By KEN DILANIAN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz surging ahead of final GOP debate

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump will be standing at center stage, but Ted Cruz will be in the spotlight at Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate.

December 14, 2015 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


Historic pact to slow global warming is celebrated in Paris

LE BOURGET, France - Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on Saturday, calling on the world to collectively cut and then eliminate greenhouse gas pollution but imposing no sanctions on countries that don't.

December 12, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump, Carson going third party?

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump and Ben Carson could dangle the possibility of independent runs for president well into the primary season next year, but they can't wait forever.

December 12, 2015 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


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Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart ...

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press | Associated Press


High school students work to honor those killed in Vietnam

AUBURN, Ala. - Each of the tens of thousands of names etched into the reflective granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., represents ...

February 08, 2016 | By KATHERINE HAAS Opelika-Auburn News | Associated Press


Candidates sprint to finish in New Hampshire

SALEM, N.H. - Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought ...

February 08, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.

February 05, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution to bring about ...

February 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia House panel backs 'Pastor Protection' legislation

ATLANTA - Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.

February 04, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz tops Trump in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses ...

February 01, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA - The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in ...

February 01, 2016 | By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG Associated Press | Associated Press


1 million face loss of food aid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work ...

January 30, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Ammon Bundy urges last refuge occupiers to go home

BURNS, Ore. - A day after eight members of an armed anti-government group were arrested, their jailed leader on Wednesday urged a handful of remaining militants ...

January 27, 2016 | By KEITH RIDLER and TERRENCE PETTY | Associated Press


Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teens

WASHINGTON - More than 1,000 prison inmates, some behind bars more than 50 years for murders they committed as teenagers, will get a chance to ...

January 25, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Big blizzard shuts down Northeast

NEW YORK - A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow ...

January 23, 2016 | By JESSICA GRESKO and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Will tumbling oil prices help energize spending?

WASHINGTON - Sinking oil prices have cratered the stock market. But a silver lining could appear eventually.

January 21, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest

WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

January 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science writer | Associated Press


IRS warns of telephone tax scams

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up.

January 19, 2016 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


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