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Fiorina looks to turn debate accolades into dollars, votes

WASHINGTON - Propelled by her standout debate performance, Carly Fiorina sought on Thursday to turn accolades for her crisp, confident showing into actual support from voters and donors. It's a quest that will determine whether her breakthrough moment is a turning point in the Republican primary or simply a footnote.

September 17, 2015 | By JULIE PACE AP White House correspondent | Associated Press


Outcry after Muslim teen is detained over homemade clock

IRVING, Texas - A 14-year-old Muslim boy became a sensation on social media Wednesday and got an invitation to the White House after word spread that he had been placed in handcuffs and suspended for coming to class with a homemade clock that school officials thought resembled a bomb.

September 16, 2015 | By DAVID WARREN and JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Census: Income, poverty numbers stay just about the same

WASHINGTON - The wallets of America's middle class and poorest aren't seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday, a financial stagnation experts say may be fueling political dissent this campaign season.

September 16, 2015 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press | Associated Press


Panel backs daily aspirin only for certain adults

WASHINGTON - A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke - and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.

September 15, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Kentucky clerk returns to work after 5-day jail stint

MOREHEAD, Ky. - Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first time since she was jailed for denying marriage licenses to gay couples and said she had been faced with a "seemingly impossible choice" between following her conscience and losing her freedom.

September 14, 2015 | By CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press | Associated Press


Body cameras can show more than the facts

WASHINGTON - A Seattle man was arrested in January during a demonstration to protest police violence. Though he has yet to be charged with an offense, his arrest - captured on police body-camera recordings, along with his full name, address, phone number and birthdate - are public records.

September 12, 2015 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Study backs more aggressive treatment of high blood pressure

WASHINGTON - Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more aggressively treat patients over 50.

September 11, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


9/11 victims' relatives mark anniversary

NEW YORK - During years of going to ground zero every Sept. 11, Tom Acquaviva has seen crowds diminish at the ceremonies commemorating the terror attacks. But his determination to participate hasn't.

September 11, 2015 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | Associated Press


New federal food safety rules

WASHINGTON - Food manufacturers must be more vigilant about keeping their operations clean under new government safety rules released Thursday in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts.

September 10, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Officials: US to increase number of refugees by 5K next year

WASHINGTON - The United States is prepared to increase the number of refugees it resettles by at least 5,000 next year as European countries struggle to accommodate tens of thousands of refugees from the Middle East and Africa.

September 09, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK an BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press | Associated Press


Defiant Ky. clerk released from jail

GRAYSON, Ky. - The Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released Tuesday after five days behind bars, emerging to a tumultuous hero's welcome from thousands of supporters waving large white crosses.

September 08, 2015 | By ADAM BEAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Extreme preemies make survival gains

Odds have improved that many extremely premature U.S. infants will survive without major problems, although prospects remain poor for the smallest and youngest, born nearly four months too soon, a government-funded study found.

September 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Dentist who killed Cecil the lion set to return to work

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion sparked a global backlash emerged for an interview in which he disputed some accounts of the hunt, expressed agitation at the animosity directed at those close to him and said he would be back at work within days.

September 07, 2015 | By BRIAN BAKST Associated Press | Associated Press


Deep-seated anger helps Trump

NORWOOD, Mass. - Donald Trump insults and exaggerates.

September 07, 2015 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


No union mines left in Kentucky

HARLAN, Ky. - Kentucky coal miners bled and died to unionize.

September 05, 2015 | By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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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


Oil keeps falling. And falling.

DALLAS - The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?

January 12, 2016 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Legendary musician David Bowie dies of cancer at 69

NEW YORK - David Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound - and the look - of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup ...

January 11, 2016 | By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer | Associated Press


Ringling circus to retire its elephants in May

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all ...

January 11, 2016 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia legislature opens 2016 session

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers opened the legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Atlanta, with most action taking place outside the House and Senate chambers. Opening ...

January 11, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


When should women begin mammograms?

WASHINGTON - Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting ...

January 11, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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