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In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment

ROSEBURG, Ore. - When President Barack Obama arrives here Friday, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion - seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions.

October 08, 2015 | By JONATHAN COOPER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Fire hose' of moisture slams South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday in how you can dodge a hurricane and still get hammered.

October 05, 2015 | By SEANNA ADCOX and JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Mass shootings grab headlines, but others go under radar

The numbers jump off the page: Nine dead on an Oregon college campus, 12 in a theater in Aurora, Colorado. Thirteen soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas; 32 people at Virginia Tech; 13 at a community center in Binghamton, New York. Twenty-six dead - 20 of them young children - at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

October 05, 2015 | By RIK STEVENS Associated Press | Associated Press


Ala. judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriages

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As Alabama's all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state law to make it optional for counties to issue marriage licenses.

October 03, 2015 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


Oregon gunman was Army dropout

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an Army boot camp dropout who studied mass shooters before becoming one himself.

October 02, 2015 | By JEFF BARNARD and MARTHA MENDOZA | Associated Press


Gunman opens fire at Oregon college

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least a dozen people before dying in a shootout with police, authorities said.

October 01, 2015 | By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press | Associated Press


Strengthened Hurricane Joaquin closes in on central Bahamas

MIAMI - Hurricane Joaquin gained power as it bore down on the central Bahamas early Thursday, and forecasters said it was likely to grow into a major storm while following a path that would near the U.S. East Coast by the weekend.

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX Associated Press | Associated Press


Why phones break

NEW YORK - Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you're bound to see several with cracked screens.

September 29, 2015 | By ANICK JESDANUN Associated Press | Associated Press


Life on Mars?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the odds of life on the red planet.

September 28, 2015 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


'Blood Moon' a sign of end times?

SALT LAKE CITY - A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.

September 27, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press | Associated Press


Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York visit

NEW YORK - Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims' families at ground zero, warnings to world leaders at the United Nations and encouragement to schoolchildren in Harlem as he mixed the high and low ministry so characteristic of his papacy.

September 25, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and DAVID CRARY Associated Press | Associated Press


Speaker Boehner stuns Congress, announces resignation

WASHINGTON - With Congress in turmoil, House Speaker John Boehner suddenly informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign at the end of October, stepping aside in the face of hardline conservative opposition that threatens an institutional crisis.

September 25, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Associated Press | Associated Press


Pope visits New York City

NEW YORK - Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New York after reminding the country of its immigrant origins in the first papal speech before Congress on Thursday. Over an intense 40 hours starting with an evening prayer service at St. Patrick's Cathedral, he will address world leaders at the United Nations, participate in an interfaith service at the Sept. 11 memorial museum at ground zero and celebrate Mass at Madison Square Garden.

September 24, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Papa! Pope stirs excitement in D.C.

WASHINGTON - Cheered by jubilant crowds across the nation's capital, Pope Francis forged common cause Wednesday with President Barack Obama on climate change, immigration and inequality, as the popular pontiff signaled he would not sidestep issues that have deeply divided Americans.

September 23, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press | Associated Press


Pope Francis arrives in US

WASHINGTON - Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his "church of the poor" to a rich and powerful nation polarized over economic inequality, immigration and equal justice.

September 22, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and RACHEL ZOLL Associated Press | Associated Press


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NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest

WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

January 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science writer | Associated Press


IRS warns of telephone tax scams

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up.

January 19, 2016 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


What's next for lucky Powerball winners?

MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...

January 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


House, Senate going separate ways

BALTIMORE - The year ahead promises to be one of bold ideas in the House, if Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, with lawmakers debating sweeping ...

January 14, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


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