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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


Homeland Security takes lead in search for Afghan trainees

ATLANTA - The Department of Homeland Security has taken a lead role in the search for two Afghan men who disappeared while training with the U.S. military at a base in south Georgia, Air Force officials said Friday.

December 11, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


US officials search for missed red flags ahead of shootings

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government appears not to have picked up on extremist messages exchanged during the online courtship two years ago between the American-born man accused in the California shootings and his future wife in Pakistan, according to closed-door briefings to Congress provided by federal officials on Thursday.

December 10, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER, DEB RICHMANN and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press | Associated Press


Auto safety ratings to include collision prevention systems

WASHINGTON - The government on Tuesday announced plans to update its safety rating system for new cars and trucks to include whether the vehicle has technology to avoid crashes, in addition to how well it protects occupants in accidents.

December 08, 2015 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


FBI: Calif. killers had been radicalized 'for quite some time'

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - The San Bernardino killers had been radicalized "for quite some time" and had taken target practice at area gun ranges, in one instance just days before the attack that left 14 people dead, the FBI said Monday.

December 07, 2015 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS and JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press | Associated Press


Pearl Harbor: 74 years later

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - A few dozen elderly men who survived the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor 74 years ago gathered Monday at the site to remember fellow

December 07, 2015 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press | Associated Press


Melanoma experts optimistic about Jimmy Carter's progress

ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that his latest brain scan found no evidence of melanoma, the serious form of cancer that doctors discovered this summer in his liver and brain.

December 07, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Social media: A new megaphone for violence?

PALO ALTO, California - Tashfeen Malik, the woman involved in this week's Southern California mass shooting, has another claim to notoriety: She's the latest in a growing line of extremists and disturbed killers who have used social media to punctuate their horrific violence.

December 05, 2015 | By BRANDON BAILEY and MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology writers | Associated Press


Source: Calif. gunman in killings had been in touch with extremists

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook had been in contact with known Islamic extremists on social media, a U.S. intelligence official said Thursday, and police said he and his wife had enough bullets and bombs to slaughter hundreds when they launched their deadly attack on a holiday party.

December 03, 2015 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS and JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press | Associated Press


UPDATE: 14 dead, more than a dozen wounded in California shooting

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - A heavily armed man and woman dressed for battle opened fire on a holiday banquet for his co-workers Wednesday, killing 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others in a precision assault that looked "as if they were on a mission," authorities said. Hours later, they died in a shootout with police.

December 03, 2015 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS and JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press | Associated Press


14 dead, more than a dozen wounded in California shooting

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - As many as three gunmen believed to be wearing military-style gear opened fire Wednesday at a Southern California social services center "as if they were on a mission," killing at least 14 people and wounding more than a dozen others, authorities said.

December 02, 2015 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS and JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press | Associated Press


Scientists, ethicists tackle gene editing's ethics, promise

WASHINGTON - A hot new tool to edit the human genetic code has a big wow factor: the promise of long-sought cures for intractable diseases. But depending on how it's used, that same tool could alter human heredity.

December 01, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination

INDIANAPOLIS - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.

May 03, 2016 | By SCOTT BAUER and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Chronic insomnia?

WASHINGTON - Tossing and turning night after night? Don't automatically reach for the pill bottle. New guidelines say the first choice to treat chronic insomnia ...

May 02, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.

May 02, 2016 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton, Trump roll on with wins

PHILADELPHIA - Donald Trump swept all five Republican primaries Tuesday, a commanding showing across the Northeast that kept the Republican front-runner on his narrow path to ...

April 26, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Attorney general to governors: Make it easier for ex-cons to get IDs

WASHINGTON - States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday ...

April 25, 2016 | | Associated Press


Prince, hugely inventive, influential musician, dead at 57

CHANHASSEN, Minn. - Prince could play guitar like Carlos Santana or Jimi Hendrix, sing like James Brown, turn out pop melodies worthy of Motown or lay ...

April 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Tubman to be new face of $20 bill

WASHINGTON - Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic faces ...

April 20, 2016 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump, Clinton triumph on home turf

NEW YORK - Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday's New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a ...

April 19, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE | Associated Press


Study: Pancreas cell transplants can help with severe diabetes

WASHINGTON - Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long-hoped-for treatment for diabetes - and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients ...

April 18, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


We all lie, scientists say

WASHINGTON - This is the season of lies.

April 18, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Poll: Americans happy at home, upset with government

CHICAGO - All that talk of an angry America?

April 16, 2016 | By TAMMY WEBBER and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


'Made in the USA' or lower prices?

WASHINGTON - The vast majority of Americans say they prefer lower prices instead of paying a premium for items labeled "Made in the USA," even if ...

April 14, 2016 | By JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, procedures

WASHINGTON - Critics of how prescription painkillers are administered in the U.S. are calling on health officials to phase out hospital procedures and questionnaires used ...

April 13, 2016 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Poll: Republicans not itching for a convention fight

WASHINGTON - Most Republican voters think the candidate with the most delegates heading into the party's convention in July should ultimately emerge as the GOP ...

April 12, 2016 | By EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Planet hunter cheats death

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - To astronomers' relief, NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has won another reprieve.

April 11, 2016 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


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