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Math, reading scores slip for nation's school kids

WASHINGTON - Results from national math and reading tests show slipping or stagnant scores for the nation's schoolkids.

October 28, 2015 | By JENNIFER C. KERR | Associated Press

Poll: GOP voters want budget battle

WASHINGTON - Even as Congress nears votes on a bipartisan deal that could yield two years of budget peace, an Associated Press-GfK poll has found that Republicans back home prefer a far more confrontational approach with President Barack Obama.

October 27, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press

Surviving a tsunami

PORTLAND, Ore. - Bracing for a tsunami like the one that devastated Japanese communities during a 2011 mega-earthquake, coastal communities from British Columbia to California have been grappling with how to protect people from a similar catastrophe.

October 27, 2015 | By TERRENCE PETTY | Associated Press

Ole Miss takes down Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

OXFORD, Miss. - The University of Mississippi quietly pulled down the state flag on Monday, deciding that the 121-year-old banner's Confederate battle emblem sends a harmful message in this age of diversity.

October 27, 2015 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JEFF AMY Associated Press | Associated Press

Woman reunites with 4-legged hero

BREWSTER, N.Y. - Lying in a hospital after being hit by a school minibus, Audrey Stone set herself a goal: to get well so she could bring back home the guide dog that had jumped in front of a bus to save her.

October 27, 2015 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press

Is red meat risky?

PARIS - Bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts are under fire: The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts' warnings and declared Monday that processed meats raise the risk of colon and stomach cancer and that red meat is probably harmful, too.

October 27, 2015 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press | Associated Press

Woman faces 2nd-degree murder charges in parade crash

STILLWATER, Okla. - A woman faces second-degree murder charges after authorities said she plowed a car into the crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people, including a toddler.

October 25, 2015 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press | Associated Press

Lasers may ease pain for 'napalm girl'

MIAMI - In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam War, her burns aren't visible - only her agony as she runs wailing toward the camera, her arms flung away from her body, naked because she has ripped off her burning clothes.

October 24, 2015 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Associated Press

Megastorm Patricia fades fast

CHAMELA, Mexico - Only a day after menacing Mexico as one of history's strongest storms, Hurricane Patricia left surprisingly little damage in its wake Saturday and quickly dissipated into an ordinary low-pressure system that posed little threat beyond heavy rain.

October 24, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Patricia slams Mexico Pacific Coast as Category 5 hurricane

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - Hurricane Patricia roared ashore in southwestern Mexico as a Category 5 storm Friday, bringing lashing rains, surging seas and cyclonic winds hours after it peaked as the strongest storm ever recorded. Forecasters said it had potential to do "catastrophic" damage.

October 23, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Mexico braces for strongest hurricane ever in Western hemisphere

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - Hurricane Patricia headed toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere that forecasters said could make a "potentially catastrophic landfall" later in the day.

October 23, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

House panel grills Clinton on Benghazi

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton strove to close the book on the worst episode of her tenure as secretary of state Thursday, battling Republican questions in a marathon hearing that grew contentious but revealed little new about the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. She firmly defended her record while seeking to avoid any mishap that might damage her presidential campaign.

October 22, 2015 | By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press

Marijuana use in US adults doubles in decade, surveys show

CHICAGO - Marijuana use among U.S. adults doubled over a decade, rising to almost 10 percent or more than 22 million mostly recreational users, government surveys show.

October 21, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Speedier online shopping?

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Christmas won't come early this year, but the gifts might.

October 16, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Clinton defends shift on trade

LAS VEGAS - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night, vigorously outlining competing visions for a party seeking to keep the White House for a third straight term.

October 13, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and LISA LERER Associated Press | Associated Press

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Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list

WASHINGTON - People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list often can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store ...

November 20, 2015 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming ...

November 19, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press

Fate of Paris attacks mastermind unclear after bloody raid

SAINT-DENIS, France - The hunt for the mastermind of last week's attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce gunbattle ...

November 18, 2015 | By THOMAS ADAMSON and KARL RITTER | Associated Press

French hunt 2nd fugitive

PARIS - French police hunted Tuesday for a second terrorist believed to have escaped after the bomb and gun massacres in Paris, while a U.S ...

November 17, 2015 | By LORI HINNANT and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Associated Press

France IDs top figure in attacks

PARIS - France identified a 27-year-old Belgian who once boasted about killing "infidels" and fought for the Islamic State group in Syria as the mastermind of ...

November 16, 2015 | By GREG KELLER and RAF CASERT Associated Press | Associated Press

Despite Paris, Obama rejects calls for shift in IS fight

ANTALYA, Turkey - President Barack Obama on Monday firmly rejected calls for a shift in U.S. strategy against the Islamic State following the Paris attacks ...

November 16, 2015 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press

A comeback for toys

NEW YORK - Toys are staging a comeback.

November 16, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

France mourns after attacks

PARIS - The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since ...

November 14, 2015 | By GREG KELLER and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Associated Press

Official: As many as 120 dead in string of Paris attacks

PARIS - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people in ...

November 13, 2015 | By LORI HINNANT and GREG KELLER Associated Press | Associated Press

Obesity still rising among US adults

NEW YORK - Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch ...

November 12, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press

War on Christmas?

NEW YORK - It's as red as Santa's suit, a poinsettia or your neighbor's ugly Christmas sweater. Yet Starbucks' stark new holiday coffee ...

November 10, 2015 | By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press | Associated Press

Wealth may give advantage for getting organ transplants

ORLANDO, Fla.- You can't buy hearts, kidneys or other organs but money can still help you get one. Wealthy people are more likely to ...

November 09, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press

VW diesel owners to get $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers

DETROIT - Owners of 482,000 diesel Volkswagens and Audis in the U.S. are eligible for $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as the ...

November 09, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press

Study: Even the normal-weight should watch that apple shape

WASHINGTON - A pot belly can be a bad thing - even if you're not considered overweight.

November 09, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Personnel records show years of complaints against Ill. officer

FOX LAKE, Ill. - An Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to make it look like he was murdered had a troubled job history, ranging ...

November 06, 2015 | By DON BABWIN and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press

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