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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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The problem of tainted water

TOLEDO, Ohio - Responding to the crisis in Flint, Michigan, school officials across the country are testing classroom sinks and cafeteria faucets for lead, trying to ...

April 09, 2016 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: 55 percent have negative opinion of Clinton

WASHINGTON - In any other election year, more than half the country holding an unfavorable impression of a candidate for president would be cause for alarm.

April 08, 2016 | By LISA LERER and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz, Sanders emerge victorious in Wisconsin primaries

MILWAUKEE - Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump's chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the ...

April 05, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and SCOTT BAUER The Associated Press | Associated Press


Candy theft could mean king-size sentence

NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana man accused of stuffing $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to life ...

April 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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