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Report: Suspected ex-Nazis received $20.2M in Social Security benefits

WASHINGTON - Elfriede Rinkel's past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn't keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security benefits.

June 01, 2015 | By RICHARD LARDNER, DAVID RISING and RANDY HERSCHAFT Associated Press | Associated Press


New cancer study to test genetically targeted medicine

CHICAGO - The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type.

June 01, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Justices expand religious protections in workplace

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workplace because of their religious beliefs.

June 01, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


New lab can create hurricane conditions on demand

MIAMI - Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch.

May 29, 2015 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Associated Press


US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security

WASHINGTON - Safety drills, parent notification systems and other safety measures in U.S. public schools grew in popularity in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.

May 28, 2015 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer | Associated Press


Cleanup begins in Texas

HOUSTON - Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.

May 27, 2015 | By SETH ROBBINS and JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with climate change

WASHINGTON - Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.

May 25, 2015 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Scientists peek into healthy brains to look for clues about Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON - Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

May 25, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


'It's a debt we can never fully repay'

ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay" them for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.

May 25, 2015 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Annual Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' honors veterans

WASHINGTON - The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air in the nation's capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom."

May 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi

WASHINGTON - The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of Iraqi fighters and the loss of the provincial capital

May 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

May 22, 2015 | By HENRY C. JACKSON and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

May 22, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Waco shootout puts spotlight on motorcycle club culture

Former undercover agent Jay Dobyns says people can be forgiven for thinking Sunday's biker bloodbath in Waco, Texas, was a throwback to a bad 1970s movie.

May 18, 2015 | By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | Associated Press


Police: 9 dead in shooting all members of rival biker gangs

WACO, Texas - A shootout among rival biker gangs at a popular Central Texas restaurant left nine people dead and 18 injured, and it sent panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety, a police spokesman said Sunday.

May 17, 2015 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Associated Press


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Jeb Bush has optimistic message, faces challenges in '16 bid

MIAMI - Jeb Bush launched a Republican presidential bid months in the making Monday with a vow to get Washington "out of the business of causing problems" and to stay true to his beliefs - easier said than done in a bristling primary contest where his conservative credentials will be sharply challenged.

June 15, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: Rape prevention training works

A program that taught college women ways to prevent sexual assault cut in half the chances they would be raped over the next year, a Canadian study found. It was the first large, scientific test of resistance training, and the strong results should spur more universities to offer it, experts say.

June 10, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | Associated Press


Film taken before Amelia Earhart's last flight surfaces

LOS ANGELES - It was a clear spring day in 1937 when Amelia Earhart, ready to make history by flying around the world, brought her personal photographer to a small Southern California airport to document the journey's beginning.

June 09, 2015 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press | Associated Press


Protests follow video of officer drawing gun on black teens

McKINNEY, Texas - Hundreds of demonstrators marched Monday night to the pool where a white police officer pinned a black teenage girl to the ground and pulled a gun on others over the weekend. The protesters carried signs that included the phrases, "My skin color is not a crime" and "Fire Eric Casebolt."

June 09, 2015 | By DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Court upholds key parts of Texas' strict anti-abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court upheld key parts of Texas's strict anti-abortion law on Tuesday, a decision that could leave as few as seven abortion clinics in the nation's second largest state.

June 09, 2015 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Court upholds key parts of Texas' strict anti-abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court upheld key parts of Texas's strict anti-abortion law on Tuesday, a decision that could leave as few as seven abortion clinics in the nation's second largest state.

June 09, 2015 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting

CHICAGO - With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope.

June 08, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


University head justifies $1M pay for Ga. Tech, Ga. State leaders

ATLANTA - Million-dollar pay packages are justified to retain the presidents of Georgia Tech and Georgia State, the head of the state's university system said, despite criticism the compensation is too lavish.

June 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


For many, more jobs don't mean security

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy is churning out a lot of jobs these days but not a lot of financial security for many of the people who hold them.

June 06, 2015 | By JOSH BOAK and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writers | Associated Press


Flashback to D-Day

Note: The Herald is repeating an Associated Press report that ran last year commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing on June 6, 1944 in Normandy.

June 05, 2015 | By WES GALLAGHER Associated Press Staff Writer | Associated Press


Poll: Most back legal status for immigrants in US illegally

WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans support allowing immigrants living in the country illegally to stay and be granted legal status, according to a new poll released Thursday.

June 04, 2015 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Home sweet jail?

GREENVILLE, Ga. - Ghost hunters tell stories of gruesome crimes. Former guards remember an underground dungeon. A crowd is said to have gathered to witness the hanging of a prisoner. So is the lore of the old Meriwether County jail, a 119-year-old relic that is being renovated into a home and museum.

June 04, 2015 | By ALEX SANZ Associated Press | Associated Press


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