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Economy on the rebound?

WASHINGTON - Americans are flooding back into the job market at the fastest pace since before the Great Recession, encouraged by steady hiring and some signs of higher pay.

April 01, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Man shot by police after drawing weapon at US Capitol

WASHINGTON - Police shot a man on Monday after he pulled a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint as spring tourists thronged Washington, authorities said. The suspect was previously known to police.

March 28, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Most Americans believe drugs are a big problem

Sharon Johnson calls herself an addict, although she's been sober for three years now. She started by smoking pot and eventually moved to crack cocaine. Her daughter has tried heroin, and "I believe I'm going to pull her out of the gutter someday," Johnson laments.

March 26, 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Removal of Confederate symbols turns nasty in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Backlash against a plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been tinged by death threats, intimidation and even what may have been the torching of a contractor's Lamborghini.

March 26, 2016 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press | Associated Press


Volunteer firefighter found

A volunteer Bulloch County firefighter who was missing was found in Baltimore, Md.

March 25, 2016 | From staff reports | Associated Press


Trump: Echoes of George Wallace?

ATLANTA - One presidential candidate pledged to "Stand up for America." Two generations later, another promises to "Make America Great Again." Their common denominator: convincing certain Americans that their version of the United States is under threat.

March 24, 2016 | | Associated Press


Automakers say new electric cars are 'fun to drive'

NEW YORK - When Toyota aired a Super Bowl television ad featuring a surprisingly quick Prius gas-electric hybrid eluding police, it marked a turning point for the auto industry.

March 23, 2016 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


American Muslims defy, dismiss Cruz's call for surveillance

ANAHEIM, Calif. - A few miles from Disneyland is a place most California tourists never see. The signs along the thoroughfare suddenly switch to Arabic script advertising hookah shops, Middle Eastern sweets, halal meat and travel services.

March 23, 2016 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS and JEFF KAROUB Associated Press | Associated Press


Europe's new normal

STOCKHOLM - Paris, Copenhagen, Brussels. In just over a year three European capitals have been ravaged by bombs and gunfire.

March 22, 2016 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Explosions rock Brussels airport, subway; 26 reported dead

BRUSSELS - Bombs exploded Tuesday at the Brussels airport and in the city's subway, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

March 22, 2016 | By LORNE COOK and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG Associated Press | Associated Press


Apple's new iDevices say small is beautiful, too

CUPERTINO, Calif. - As it struggles to match the success of its big-screen iPhones, Apple is now contending that small can be beautiful, too.

March 21, 2016 | By BRANDON BAILEY AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


Residents divided over Trump's wall along Ariz. border

NOGALES, Ariz. - Donald Trump's ambitious plan to build a giant wall on the border hits close to home for people like Berenice Andrews.

March 21, 2016 | By ASTRID GALVAN and BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press | Associated Press


US gov't sets record for failures to find files when asked

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration set a record for the number of times its federal employees told disappointed citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn't find a single page requested under the Freedom of Information Act, according to a new Associated Press analysis of government data.

March 18, 2016 | By TED BRIDIS and JACK GILLUM Associated Press | Associated Press


No clear path to government-lowered drug prices

WASHINGTON - Most Americans support it. Virtually all other developed countries already do it. And the two leading presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle agree: the federal government should lower drug prices.

March 18, 2016 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Obama nominates Garland to high court

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, thrusting a respected moderate jurist and former prosecutor into the center of an election-year clash over the future of the nation's highest court.

March 16, 2016 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press


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Report: Bullying is a serious public health problem

WASHINGTON - Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes ...

May 10, 2016 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Job loyalty a fading trend

CHICAGO - A new poll says more than 40 percent of America's baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it ...

May 10, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


Fight escalates over NC transgender law

RALEIGH, N.C. - Digging in Monday in his fight with the federal government, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory sued the U.S. Justice Department to ...

May 09, 2016 | By EMERY P. DALESIO and GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Heroin havens?

Across the United States, heroin and other drug users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food ...

May 09, 2016 | By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press | Associated Press


Hiring slowdown in April may signal caution about US economy

WASHINGTON - American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth.

May 06, 2016 | | Associated Press


Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party ...

May 04, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press


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


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