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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


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


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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


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


What's next for lucky Powerball winners?

MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...

January 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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


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