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Man shot by police after drawing weapon at US Capitol

WASHINGTON - Police shot a man on Monday after he pulled a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint as spring tourists thronged Washington, authorities said. The suspect was previously known to police.

March 28, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Most Americans believe drugs are a big problem

Sharon Johnson calls herself an addict, although she's been sober for three years now. She started by smoking pot and eventually moved to crack cocaine. Her daughter has tried heroin, and "I believe I'm going to pull her out of the gutter someday," Johnson laments.

March 26, 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Removal of Confederate symbols turns nasty in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Backlash against a plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been tinged by death threats, intimidation and even what may have been the torching of a contractor's Lamborghini.

March 26, 2016 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press | Associated Press


Volunteer firefighter found

A volunteer Bulloch County firefighter who was missing was found in Baltimore, Md.

March 25, 2016 | From staff reports | Associated Press


Trump: Echoes of George Wallace?

ATLANTA - One presidential candidate pledged to "Stand up for America." Two generations later, another promises to "Make America Great Again." Their common denominator: convincing certain Americans that their version of the United States is under threat.

March 24, 2016 | | Associated Press


Automakers say new electric cars are 'fun to drive'

NEW YORK - When Toyota aired a Super Bowl television ad featuring a surprisingly quick Prius gas-electric hybrid eluding police, it marked a turning point for the auto industry.

March 23, 2016 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


American Muslims defy, dismiss Cruz's call for surveillance

ANAHEIM, Calif. - A few miles from Disneyland is a place most California tourists never see. The signs along the thoroughfare suddenly switch to Arabic script advertising hookah shops, Middle Eastern sweets, halal meat and travel services.

March 23, 2016 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS and JEFF KAROUB Associated Press | Associated Press


Europe's new normal

STOCKHOLM - Paris, Copenhagen, Brussels. In just over a year three European capitals have been ravaged by bombs and gunfire.

March 22, 2016 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Explosions rock Brussels airport, subway; 26 reported dead

BRUSSELS - Bombs exploded Tuesday at the Brussels airport and in the city's subway, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

March 22, 2016 | By LORNE COOK and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG Associated Press | Associated Press


Apple's new iDevices say small is beautiful, too

CUPERTINO, Calif. - As it struggles to match the success of its big-screen iPhones, Apple is now contending that small can be beautiful, too.

March 21, 2016 | By BRANDON BAILEY AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


Residents divided over Trump's wall along Ariz. border

NOGALES, Ariz. - Donald Trump's ambitious plan to build a giant wall on the border hits close to home for people like Berenice Andrews.

March 21, 2016 | By ASTRID GALVAN and BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press | Associated Press


US gov't sets record for failures to find files when asked

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration set a record for the number of times its federal employees told disappointed citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn't find a single page requested under the Freedom of Information Act, according to a new Associated Press analysis of government data.

March 18, 2016 | By TED BRIDIS and JACK GILLUM Associated Press | Associated Press


No clear path to government-lowered drug prices

WASHINGTON - Most Americans support it. Virtually all other developed countries already do it. And the two leading presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle agree: the federal government should lower drug prices.

March 18, 2016 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Obama nominates Garland to high court

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, thrusting a respected moderate jurist and former prosecutor into the center of an election-year clash over the future of the nation's highest court.

March 16, 2016 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press


Trump, Clinton triumph in Florida

CLEVELAND - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton triumphed Tuesday in Florida's presidential primaries, capturing the biggest prize on a crucial day of voting and showcasing the strength of the two front-runners.

March 15, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press | Associated Press


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Shifting tone, Trump entertains the notion he could lose

ORLANDO, Fla. - Straying from his trademark bravado, Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday that his presidential campaign is facing challenges and could ultimately fall short - a rare ...

August 11, 2016 | | Associated Press


US government won't reclassify marijuana

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has decided marijuana will remain on the list of most dangerous drugs, fully rebuffing growing support across the country for broad ...

August 11, 2016 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Complaints surface about waterslide after boy's death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At least two people who rode in the last year on the same Kansas waterslide where a 10-year-old boy was killed say ...

August 09, 2016 | By MARIA SUDEKUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Effects linger following Delta outage

DALLAS - Delta Air Lines said Tuesday that some computer systems are still working slowly more than a day after an outage crippled the airline and ...

August 09, 2016 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


Delta recovering after global outage

At least half of all Delta Air Lines flights Monday were delayed or canceled after a power outage knocked out the airline's computer systems ...

August 08, 2016 | By DAVID KOENIG and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press | Associated Press


Boy killed on Kansas waterslide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Investigators were treating the death of a 10-year-old boy on the world's tallest waterslide as a "civil matter" rather than a ...

August 08, 2016 | By JIM SUHR Associated Press | Associated Press


Games in Rio begin

RIO DE JANEIRO - With fireworks forming the word "Rio" in the sky and supermodel Gisele Bundchen shimmering to the tune of "The Girl from Ipanema ...

August 06, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE and JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump conflict overshadows attacks on Clinton foreign policy

PORTLAND, Maine - Donald Trump's warning that the November election might be rigged is "ridiculous," President Barack Obama declared on Thursday, wading deeper into the ...

August 04, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Do Olympics still appeal to a grim world?

RIO DE JANEIRO - Even if only for two weeks, can "Faster-Higher-Stronger" overpower deadlier, scarier and bloodier? Can the Olympic Games still offer the world momentary ...

August 04, 2016 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Associated Press


Trump's 'rigged' election claim challenges US democratic system

WASHINGTON - When Donald Trump cried foul over what he describes as a "rigged" electoral system, his loosely defined claims challenged the essence of America's ...

August 03, 2016 | By VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press | Associated Press


Medical benefits of flossing unproven

HOLMDEL, N.J. - It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.

August 02, 2016 | By JEFF DONN Associated Press | Associated Press


Paid family leave benefits on the rise

NEW YORK - The call for paid family leave on the Democratic party platform is the most ambitious attempt by a major party in years to ...

August 02, 2016 | By DAMIAN TROISE and MATT OTT Associated Press | Associated Press


Texas professors sue over campus-carry law before class begins

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' new law allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms has barely started and already faces a legal challenge seeking to ...

August 02, 2016 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press | Associated Press


Expert to athletes: 'Don't put your head under water'

RIO DE JANEIRO - Just days ahead of the Olympic Games, the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human ...

August 01, 2016 | By JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press | Associated Press


Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash

LOCKHART, Texas - A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not ...

July 30, 2016 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press | Associated Press


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