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Clinton, Trump pick up steam

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Donald Trump claimed a big victory in South Carolina's Republican primary Saturday, deepening his hold on the GOP presidential field as the race barreled into the South. "Let's put this thing away," he shouted to cheering supporters.

February 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and BILL BARROW | Associated Press


GOP hopefuls make SC push

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Republican campaign for South Carolina turned deeply personal on the eve of Saturday's high-stakes presidential primary, as New York businessman Donald Trump eyed a delegate sweep and his Republican rivals jockeyed for a southern surprise.

February 19, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Associated Press


Vote set on bill protecting gay marriage objectors

ATLANTA - Georgia's state Senate is set to vote Friday on a bill allowing faith-based organizations to refuse services to same-sex couples without government penalties, including loss of taxpayer funding.

February 18, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Term limits for Supreme Court?

WASHINGTON - Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death a month before his 80th birthday and the potential impasse over replacing him is giving new impetus to an old idea: Limiting the service of Supreme Court justices.

February 18, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Automatic braking?

WASHINGTON - Federal regulators and the auto industry are taking a more lenient approach than safety advocates like when it comes to phasing in automatic braking systems for passenger cars, according to records of their private negotiations.

February 17, 2016 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama: No excuse for GOP not to vote on a court nominee

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that Republicans have no constitutional grounds to refuse to vote on a Supreme Court nominee, and he challenged his political foes in the Senate to rise above the "venom and rancor" that has paralyzed judicial nominations.

February 16, 2016 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press


Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

WASHINGTON - Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.

February 13, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking

ATLANTA - Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them from a vehicle search if they were stopped by police, authorities said Thursday. In exchange, they received thousands of dollars in bribes.

February 11, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.

February 10, 2016 | By BILL BARROW and JOSH LEDERMAN | Associated Press


Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring the insistence of voters in both parties on shaking up American politics.

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press | Associated Press


High school students work to honor those killed in Vietnam

AUBURN, Ala. - Each of the tens of thousands of names etched into the reflective granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., represents not only a person who died in the name of service to country but also a face, a hometown, a personal past and loved ones left behind.

February 08, 2016 | By KATHERINE HAAS Opelika-Auburn News | Associated Press


Candidates sprint to finish in New Hampshire

SALEM, N.H. - Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the nation's initial primary. GOP contenders vying for second and third saw fresh hopes for survival after New Hampshire as both parties settled in for a drawn-out slog to the nomination.

February 08, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.

February 05, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution to bring about limits to federal power - what one supporter touted as the "atomic bomb of politics."

February 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia House panel backs 'Pastor Protection' legislation

ATLANTA - Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.

February 04, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


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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


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 ...

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


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