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No union mines left in Kentucky

HARLAN, Ky. - Kentucky coal miners bled and died to unionize.

September 05, 2015 | By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Supporters rally behind defiant clerk

GRAYSON, Ky. - They stood chanting outside the jail house, "Thank you, Kim; Thank you, Kim," and prayed that the defiant county clerk locked inside could hear them.

September 05, 2015 | By CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press | Associated Press

US jobless rate falls to 7-year low

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed - a mixed bag of news that offers few clues to whether the Federal Reserve will raise rock-bottom interest rates later this month.

September 04, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writers | Associated Press

Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

ASHLAND, Ky. - A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.

September 03, 2015 | By ADAM BEAM | Associated Press

DeKalb police enter wrong house, shoot homeowner, his dog

ATLANTA - A man shot by police officers who went to the wrong Atlanta house ran bleeding outside, where a neighbor heard him asking, "Why did they come in my house? Why did they shoot me? Why did they shoot my dog?"

September 01, 2015 | By RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press

Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled

LOS ANGELES - Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected. But they are still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

August 31, 2015 | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press | Associated Press

Suspect in Houston-area deputy's death had mental evaluation

HOUSTON - The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, authorities said Monday.

August 31, 2015 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press

Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips

NEW YORK - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by

August 29, 2015 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Associated Press

Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean

ROSEAU, Dominica - Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving nearly 50 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

August 29, 2015 | By CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE and DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press

1 billion log-ins

A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth's population.

August 29, 2015 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer | Associated Press

On-air shooter was angry, volatile man

ROANOKE, Va. - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said.

August 27, 2015 | By ADAM GELLER and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday.

August 27, 2015 | By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press | Associated Press

Stock slump continues

U.S. stocks slid again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunging more than 1,000 points in a sell-off that sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street.

August 25, 2015 | By ALEX VEIGA and STEVE ROTHWELL AP Business Writers | Associated Press

Second cancers are on the rise

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.

August 25, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press

Dominating TV, Donald Trump a ratings draw

NEW YORK - Opinion polls are one thing, but Nielsen numbers speak more loudly to television executives: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's ability to pull in viewers makes him catnip for news programs and wins a level of coverage that feeds on itself.

August 24, 2015 | | Associated Press

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Extreme preemies make survival gains

Odds have improved that many extremely premature U.S. infants will survive without major problems, although prospects remain poor for the smallest and youngest, born ...

September 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Dentist who killed Cecil the lion set to return to work

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion sparked a global backlash emerged for an interview in which he disputed some accounts of ...

September 07, 2015 | By BRIAN BAKST Associated Press | Associated Press

Deep-seated anger helps Trump

NORWOOD, Mass. - Donald Trump insults and exaggerates.

September 07, 2015 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

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