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US graduation rate hits record high

WASHINGTON - The nation's high school graduation rate has reached a record 83.2 percent, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across all racial and ethnic groups, according to federal data released Monday.

October 17, 2016 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press | Associated Press


Battle for Mosul tests Obama's strategy in fight against IS

WASHINGTON - More is riding on the battle for Mosul than the recapture of the Islamic State group's main stronghold in northern Iraq. Also on the line is the Obama administration's theory that the extremists can be defeated in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere without American ground troops doing the fighting.

October 17, 2016 | | Associated Press


Trump challenges legitimacy of election

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - A beleaguered Donald Trump sought to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, pressing unsubstantiated claims the contest is rigged against him, vowing anew to jail Hillary Clinton if he's elected and throwing in a baseless insinuation his rival was on drugs in the last debate.

October 15, 2016 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Study questions value of mammograms, breast cancer screening

A new study questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a small tumor that is not destined to grow than she is to have a true problem spotted early.

October 12, 2016 | | Associated Press


Hurricane's blow was less than feared

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A weakening Hurricane Matthew lashed Georgia and the Carolinas on Saturday in what appeared to be the last leg of its march up the East Coast, leaving in its wake millions of Americans relieved that one of the most fearsome storms on record in the U.S. wasn't that bad after all.

October 08, 2016 | By BRUCE SMITH and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Stores lure holiday workers

NEW YORK - Retailers are dangling perks like higher pay, extra discounts and more flexible schedules to lure temporary holiday workers in a tighter labor market.

October 03, 2016 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


14-year-old boy charged in father's killing, school shooting

ANDERSON, S.C. - A 14-year-old South Carolina boy was charged as a juvenile Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder after authorities say he killed his father and opened fire on students at a school playground, wounding three people.

September 30, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK and JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton in a landslide - in endorsements

NEW YORK - "A clear and present danger to our country." ''Xenophobia, racism and misogyny." ''Beneath our national dignity."

September 30, 2016 | BY DAVID BAUDER AND HILLEL ITALI Associated Press | Associated Press


Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation

WASHINGTON - In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers.

September 28, 2016 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump and Clinton face off during first presidential debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie" about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington.

September 27, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun.

September 23, 2016 | By MEG KINNARD and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


In reversal, Cruz to vote for Trump

WASHINGTON - Ted Cruz announced Friday he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face that may help unite a deeply divided Republican Party months after the fiery Texas conservative called Trump a "pathological liar" and "utterly amoral."

September 23, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer charged in man's death

TULSA, Okla. - Prosecutors charged a white Oklahoma police officer with first-degree manslaughter Thursday, less than a week after she fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street and just days after police released graphic videos, saying in court documents that the officer "reacted unreasonably."

September 22, 2016 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS and SEAN MURPHY Associated Press | Associated Press


NY bombing case most high-profile since Boston bombing

WASHINGTON - The federal charges portraying Manhattan bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami as a man bent on murderous destruction set the stage for the most anticipated terror prosecution since the Boston Marathon bombing.

September 21, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER and LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press | Associated Press


2016's hellish summer weather

WASHINGTON - This summer's weather was relentless and hellish, crowded with the type of record-smashing extremes that scientists have long warned about.

September 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


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US suspends enforcement of travel ban

WASHINGTON - The government on Saturday suspended enforcement of President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban and scurried to appeal a judge's order, plunging ...

February 04, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre

PARIS - Paris was plunged into panic - again - when soldiers guarding the Louvre Museum shot an attacker who lunged at them with two machetes on Friday ...

February 03, 2017 | By SYLVIE CORBET, JOHN LEICESTER and RAPHAEL SATTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump hits Iran with new sanctions for missile test

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration ordered sanctions against more than two dozen people and companies from the Persian Gulf to China Friday in retaliation for Iran ...

February 03, 2017 | By VIVIAN SALAMA and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | Associated Press


Confederate emblem has staying power on Mississippi flag

JACKSON, Miss. - The Confederate battle emblem still waves on the Mississippi flag and appears in little danger of being erased anytime soon.

January 31, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer's flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, a selection expected ...

January 31, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump defends immigration order

WASHINGTON - Defiant in the face of an international backlash, President Donald Trump pressed into his second week in office defending his sweeping immigration ban. Protests ...

January 30, 2017 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


A commuter's dream

WASHINGTON - Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried ...

January 30, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


US judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON - A federal judge issued an emergency order Saturday night temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump ...

January 29, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump order on refugees, Muslims sparks confusion, worry

WASHINGTON - Confusion, worry and outrage grew Saturday as President Donald Trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries took effect. Airlines blocked ...

January 28, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


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