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Gun death rate on the rise in US

NEW YORK - The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government report shows.

November 03, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

GOP tax plan may offer little aid for many in middle class

WASHINGTON - House Republicans have stressed that the tax plan they unveiled Thursday is tailored to benefit America's middle class. Just how much it would remains uncertain based on the details that have been provided so far.

November 02, 2017 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press

NY suspect charged with terrorism

NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he carried out the attack in response to the Islamic State group's online calls to action and picked Halloween because he knew more people would be out on the streets.

November 01, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press

Key parts of women's tale of survival at sea contradicted

HONOLULU - Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea for five months never activated their emergency beacon and described running into a fearsome storm that meteorologists say didn't exist, adding to a growing list of inconsistencies that cast doubt on their harrowing tale of survival.

October 31, 2017 | By CALEB JONES Associated Press | Associated Press

8 killed in 'cowardly act of terror'

NEW YORK - A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial Tuesday, killing at least eight and injuring 11 others in what the mayor called "a particularly cowardly act of terror."

October 31, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and JAKE PEARSON Associated Press | Associated Press

Hard- to-define middle class, courted by both sides

WASHINGTON - What is middle class?

October 28, 2017 | By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer | Associated Press

Funeral home horrors put spotlight on regulations

DETROIT - The stench of decomposing flesh pulsed from a funeral home into a Michigan neighborhood as maggots wriggled along the garage floor near cardboard-boxed corpses stacked along walls.

October 28, 2017 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press | Associated Press

2 women rescued after 5 months at sea

HONOLULU - The planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a 50-foot sailboat didn't start off well for two Honolulu women. One of their cellphones was washed overboard and sank to the bottom on their first day at sea.

October 27, 2017 | By CALEB JONES Associated Press | Associated Press

JFK files: British paper got mystery call before killing

LONDON - A British newspaper received an anonymous phone call about "big news" in the United States minutes before President John F. Kennedy was shot in 1963, newly released files on the assassination say.

October 27, 2017 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press | Associated Press

US economy showing resilience

WASHINGTON - Powered by businesses and consumers, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 3 annual pace last quarter despite two devastating hurricanes - evidence of economic durability and all but assuring that the Federal Reserve will resume raising interest rates late this year.

October 27, 2017 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press

Misplaced monarchs

WASHINGTON - Monarch butterflies, those delicate symbols of spring and summer, should mostly be in Texas by now, winging their way to Mexico for the winter.

October 26, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press

Trump declares opioids a public health emergency

WASHINGTON - In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged to "overcome addiction in America," declaring the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history.

October 26, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump OKs drone test program

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some Americans could see a lot more drones flying around their communities as the result of a Trump administration test program to increase government and commercial use of the unmanned aircraft.

October 25, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press

Appeals court rules against immigrants over in-state tuition

ATLANTA - Immigrants who have been granted temporary status to stay in the U.S. will have to keep paying out-of-state tuition after an appeals court ruled against them, saying state colleges and universities in Georgia aren't required to let them pay in-state tuition.

October 25, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press

Vaccine panel to discuss new shots

NEW YORK (AP) - Two years ago, George Green got stabbing pain and bad blisters around his right arm. It was the worst case of shingles his doctor had ever seen.

October 24, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

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Food boxes, not stamps?

RANKIN, Pa. - Finding fresh food in this tiny riverside community that was hit hard by the steel industry's decline has always been a challenge ...

March 05, 2018 | By KRISTEN de GROOT and GENE J. PUSKAR Associated Press | Associated Press

Florida high school gingerly resumes classes after shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. - Students and teachers hugged and cried Wednesday as they returned under heavy police guard to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first ...

February 28, 2018 | By KELLI KENNEDY, TERRY SPENCER and JOSH REPLOGLE Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump says arm US teachers

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told conservatives Friday that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence in schools, offering a red-meat ...

February 23, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. - In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham's death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another ...

February 22, 2018 | By JEFF KAROUB and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press

Deep divisions over arming teachers

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is "more of a solution" than hiding in a corner and waiting if an ...

February 22, 2018 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press

Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

MONTREAT, N.C. - As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years ...

February 21, 2018 | By RACHEL ZOLL and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press

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