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Obama rolls out gun control plans

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama moved Monday to expand background checks to cover more guns sold at gun shows, online and anywhere else, aiming to curb a scourge of gun violence despite unyielding opposition to new gun laws in Congress.

January 04, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Ranchers behind Oregon standoff report to prison

BURNS, Ore. - Father-and-son ranchers convicted of setting fire to federal grazing land reported to prison Monday as the armed anti-government activists who have taken up their cause maintained the occupation of a remote Oregon wildlife preserve.

January 04, 2016 | By REBECCA BOONE and BRIAN MELLEY | Associated Press


Obama explores unilateral steps on guns

HONOLULU - President Barack Obama is looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of "a dangerous few" without depending on Congress to pass a law on the fraught subject of gun control.

January 01, 2016 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press | Associated Press


Rescue crews assist with evacuations in Midwest flooding

ST. LOUIS - As swollen rivers and streams pushed to heights not seen in nearly a quarter-century, officials in Missouri and Illinois helped residents get to higher ground Wednesday amid fears that already dire conditions could worsen as floodwaters began spilling over federal levees protecting communities and farmland.

December 31, 2015 | | Associated Press


New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

TRENTON, N.J. - Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues.

December 31, 2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Associated Press


AP poll: Global battle with ISIS year's top story

NEW YORK - The far-flung attacks claimed by Islamic State militants and the intensifying global effort to crush them added up to a grim, gripping yearlong saga that was voted the top news story of 2015, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

December 31, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Weary world bids 2015 adieu

PARIS - In Bangkok, police-flanked partygoers rang in the new year at the site of a deadly bombing that took place just months ago. In Paris, residents recovering from their city's own deadly attacks will enjoy scaled-back celebrations. And in Belgium's capital, authorities anxious after thwarting what they say was a holiday terror plot have canceled festivities altogether.

December 31, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Iraqi troops retake Ramadi

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes drove Islamic State militants out of the center of Ramadi on Monday and seized the main government complex there, according to military officials, who said insurgents are still dug into pockets of the city west of Baghdad.

December 29, 2015 | | Associated Press


US storms: Death toll around 4 dozen

GARLAND, Texas - Jacqui Gordon spent Monday sifting through the debris that had been her home, searching for old family photographs - especially of her father, who died two years ago.

December 29, 2015 | By DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Gacy probe clears unrelated cold cases

CHICAGO - His task was to solve a cruel mystery decades after a serial killer's death.

December 26, 2015 | By SHARON COHEN Associated Press | Associated Press


After holiday, Rockefeller tree used by Habitat for Humanity

ATLANTA - Even the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has to come down after the holidays.

December 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Associated Press


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


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House, Senate going separate ways

BALTIMORE - The year ahead promises to be one of bold ideas in the House, if Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, with lawmakers debating sweeping ...

January 14, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Oil keeps falling. And falling.

DALLAS - The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?

January 12, 2016 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Legendary musician David Bowie dies of cancer at 69

NEW YORK - David Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound - and the look - of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup ...

January 11, 2016 | By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer | Associated Press


Ringling circus to retire its elephants in May

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all ...

January 11, 2016 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia legislature opens 2016 session

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers opened the legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Atlanta, with most action taking place outside the House and Senate chambers. Opening ...

January 11, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


When should women begin mammograms?

WASHINGTON - Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting ...

January 11, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Powerball reaches $800 million

DES MOINES, Iowa - With Powerball sales breaking previous records, the odds are growing that someone will win Saturday night's $800 million jackpot - but if ...

January 08, 2016 | By SCOTT McFETRIDGE | Associated Press


Germany publishes 'Mein Kampf' for 1st time since WWII

MUNICH - An annotated edition of "Mein Kampf," the first version of Adolf Hitler's notorious manifesto to be published in Germany since the end of ...

January 08, 2016 | By MICHAEL FAULHABER and GEIR MOULSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Marine Corps debate over women in combat roils on

WASHINGTON - A top Marine general predicted Friday that the Defense Department's vows to maintain the same standards for women and men in combat jobs ...

January 08, 2016 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Congress sends health law repeal to Obama for first time

WASHINGTON - The GOP-led Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama Wednesday repealing his signature health law, fulfilling a promise to Republican voters in a presidential ...

January 06, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


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