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National & World Briefs
Fired reporter films himself killing 2 ex-colleagues on live TV, then posts video online
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

National & World News
The Latest: Dow fell more than 600 points from day's peak as stock rebound fades in last hour
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

US stocks extend losses as early rally fades
Just when it looked as if the bleeding had stopped, it started up again.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

AP News in Brief
US airman says train attacker 'ready to fight to the end' and 'so were we'
Monday, August 24, 2015

Jimmy Carter's cancer fight puts new meaning in old message
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) -- The Sunday school lesson was familiar: When your burden grows heavy, ask God for strength. But the message carried a more powerful and personal meaning than usual because of who delivered it: Jimmy Carter.
Monday, August 24, 2015

National & World News
Gunman opens fire on high-speed European train; subdued by 2 Americans
Friday, August 21, 2015

Probe of Clinton's server could find more than just emails
WASHINGTON -- A forensic examination of Hillary Rodham Clinton's private computer server could unearth more details than what she put in her emails. It could answer lingering questions about the security of her system, who had access to it and whether outsiders tried to crack its contents.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

National & World Briefs
Bomb explodes in shrine at busy central Bangkok intersection; at least 18 dead, 117 wounded
Monday, August 17, 2015

National & World Briefs
Kerry, top Democratic senator spar over consequences of Congress voting down Iran nuclear deal
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

AP News in Brief
Trump defends record on women as presidential rivals try to lift campaigns out of his shadow
Monday, August 10, 2015

National & World Briefs
Police shooting, protests put Ferguson back on edge after anniversary of Michael Brown's death
Monday, August 10, 2015

2 Northwest Georgia Women Arrested After Child Found In Cage
CHATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) -- Two northwest Georgia women face child cruelty charges after an 11-year-old boy was found trapped in a cage in a bedroom, authorities said Friday.
Saturday, August 8, 2015

World News Briefs
Thousands of Iraqis stage rally against corruption, call for a change in government
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Holmes To Get Life After Jury Fails To Agree On Execution
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Twelve jurors failed to agree on a death sentence for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Friday, prompting shocked sobs from victims, police officers and his own mother. The former neuroscience graduate student will instead spend the rest of his life in prison for mass murder.
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Obama Suffers Setback As Top Dem Schumer Rejects Iran Deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama suffered a notable setback in his all-out campaign to secure Democratic support for the Iran nuclear deal when the leading Jewish Democrat in the Senate announced his opposition. The question is how significant the blow will turn out to be.
Saturday, August 8, 2015

AP News in Brief
Opening night: With first debate, Republicans' bid to reclaim White House begins in earnest
Friday, August 7, 2015

Police: Man wielding hatchet, gun dead at movie theater
ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) -- A man armed with a hatchet and gun unleashed a volley of pepper spray at audience members inside a movie theater Wednesday, exchanging fire with a responding officer before being shot dead by a SWAT team as he tried to escape out a back door, police said.
Thursday, August 6, 2015

AP News in Brief
Sheriff: 'Ritualistic' killings of mother, 2 sons may be tied to recent blue moon
Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Latest: Light rain falls in area of California wildfire
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

AP News in Brief
Toxic algae blooms in a warmer Pacific, endangering marine life and forcing seafood bans
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes -- a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year's presidential and congressional elections.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT
Canadian creators of hitchhiking robot mull rebuild after it was destroyed in US
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the former neuroscience student's mental illness means he should not die.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT
Zimbabwe alleges a 2nd American killed a lion with bow and arrow in illegal hunt months ago
Monday, August 3, 2015

National & World Briefs
Coast Guard suspending search for boys at sunset after week of frustrating, fruitless efforts
Friday, July 31, 2015

Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and distant drop-off locations, are planning to stay home.
Thursday, July 30, 2015

US home rental prices rise again in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around major job hubs such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington.
Thursday, July 30, 2015

National & World Briefs
Wing part could help solve one of aviation's biggest mysteries: what happened to MH370?
Thursday, July 30, 2015

National & World Briefs
Republican candidate Christie has often tapped ex-classmates for plum posts in New Jersey
Monday, July 27, 2015

AP News in Brief
Visiting his father's homeland, Obama says Kenya chose not to be defined by its past
Monday, July 27, 2015

Greece launches bailout talks as Plan B details revealed
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's government on Monday launched complex bailout negotiations with creditors, but faced rebuke following revelations that former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, formed a secret committee to plan for the possible conversion of euros into drachmas "at a drop of a hat."
Monday, July 27, 2015

Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous' 'sad'
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."
Monday, July 27, 2015

Kenyan security on high alert ahead of Obama visit
NAIROBI, Kenya -- A massive security operation is in place to protect President Barack Obama during his visit to Kenya, which has been frequently targeted by al-Shabab militants based in neighboring Somalia.
Friday, July 24, 2015

National & World Briefs
No warning as drifter with violent history opened fire inside theater, killing 2 and himself
Friday, July 24, 2015

Some moviegoers rattled by shootings, but theaters stay busy
BOSTON -- A day after the country's second major theater shooting in recent history, some rattled observers shunned future movie outings, but others on Friday kept lining up at box offices around the country and vowed not to be kept away by fear.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Trump-GOP feud escalates after rival goes after him
BLUFFTON, S.C. -- Donald Trump pushed back ever harder Tuesday against Republicans fed up with his provocations, disclosing one opponent's cell number in a fiery speech and lashing out at an influential newspaper as part of an in-your-face escalation of the feud.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Rick Perry brands Trump campaign a 'cancer on conservatism'
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Rick Perry branded Donald Trump's candidacy a "cancer on conservatism" Wednesday in the strongest denunciation yet of the billionaire's provocations in the campaign.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country Wednesday, with a New York labor board endorsing an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 150,000 fast-food workers and the huge University of California system announcing the same raise for its employees.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Greece gets new liquidity boost ahead of key reform vote
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's liquidity-starved banks got a new cash injection from the European Central Bank on Wednesday, hours before a key vote in parliament on further economic reforms demanded by international creditors in return for a third bailout.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

National & World Briefs
Greeks wake up to open banks, higher taxes on basic goods; cash restrictions still in place
Monday, July 20, 2015

National & World Briefs
'As Americanized as anyone else': Investigators work to uncover gunman's motive
Friday, July 17, 2015

Greek bailout moves ahead after Germany gives its backing
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's proposed bailout cleared further key hurdles Friday after German lawmakers overwhelmingly gave their backing to another financial rescue and the European Union said it would release a short-term loan to ensure Athens avoids a debt default.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Mud, rain, debris, hamper search for Kentucky flood victims
FLAT GAP, Ky. (AP) -- As the Johnson family dug through the wreckage where their trailers once stood, they found a mud-soaked box of family photos, cherished heirlooms and a tiny porcelain statue of Jesus, but not what they were looking for.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

National & World Briefs
Greek lawmakers pass critical austerity bill despite governing party dissent
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

National & World News
Iran nuke deal likely to be reached early Tuesday, diplomats say, after day of seesaw changes
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

National & World Briefs
Iran deal is historic, all sides say, but is it a promising 'new chapter' or 'stunning' error?
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Greece pledges to get rid of tax evasion as a way of life
ATHENS, Greece -- Dimitris Bokas keeps meticulous records of the bathroom fixtures he sells from his small shop in the quiet middle-class residential neighborhood of Koukaki near the center of Athens -- just in case a tax inspector makes a surprise visit to ensure Greece's 23 percent sales tax is being collected and reported correctly.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

World Briefs
APNewsBreak: Diplomats: Negotiators plan to declare Iran nuke deal done Monday
Monday, July 13, 2015

2 Visions Emerge for Getting Self-driving Cars on Road
DETROIT (AP) -- Two competing visions could determine how you first experience a driverless car.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Bosnians prepare to mark 20 years of Srebrenica massacre
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Foreign dignitaries were starting to arrive in Bosnia on Friday to mark the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II and attend the funeral of 136 newly found victims.
Friday, July 10, 2015

FBI: Church gunman shouldn't have been able to get gun
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The gunman charged in the Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre should not have been allowed to purchase the weapon used in the attack, FBI Director James Comey said Friday as he outlined a series of "heartbreaking" missed opportunities and background check flaws that allowed the transaction to take place.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Elderly Greeks tapping pensions fear cuts could hit hard
ATHENS, Greece -- When Greece imposed cash withdrawal limits, pensioner Roza Alverti stopped paying her utility bills and focused on putting food on the table for her two grown and unemployed grandchildren, who live in her spotless one-bedroom apartment with a sliver of a view of the Acropolis about 6 kilometers (4 miles) away.
Friday, July 10, 2015

National and World Briefs
After 54 years, Confederate flag removed entirely from South Carolina Statehouse
Friday, July 10, 2015

National & World Briefs
United Airlines hit by 2nd massive grounding in 2 months as the carrier integrates Continental
Thursday, July 9, 2015

National & World Briefs
Pope presses care of environment in bio-diverse Ecuador, says defending planet a requirement
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

After vote win, Greek leaders face pressure to restart talks
ATHENS, Greece -- Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece's leaders Monday faced the urgent need to heal ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal to prevent it from falling out of the euro -- possibly within days.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm
WASHINGTON-- Worried about "Republican on Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

National & World Briefs
APNewsBreak: Cosby admitted in 2005 to getting Quaaludes to give to women he sought sex with
Monday, July 6, 2015

AP News in Brief
The Latest: EU official says Greece needs humanitarian aid after referendum result
Monday, July 6, 2015

Greek PM urges voters to ignore scaremongers
The Latest: Greek PM urges voters to ignore scaremongers
Friday, July 3, 2015

National & World Briefs
Greek villagers facing deeper bank crisis have secret weapon: Grow your own food
Friday, July 3, 2015

Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote might bring
LONDON (AP) ΓΆΒ?” On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis.
Friday, July 3, 2015

National & World Briefs
In historic step, US and Cuba to open embassies and fully restore diplomatic ties
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.
Thursday, July 2, 2015

National & World Briefs
BP agrees to record settlement, estimates total cost of Gulf spill will reach $53.8 billion
Thursday, July 2, 2015

The case for Greece: when it forgave Germany's debt
LONDON (AP) -- Forgiving debt, if done right, can get an economy back on its feet.
Thursday, July 2, 2015

National & World Briefs
No deal on Greek proposal as bailout about to expire; country to default on IMF
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New warden, security measures after New York prison escape
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

National & World Briefs
Ahead of referendum, Greeks hit by closed banks, warnings from eurozone
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

AP News in Brief
The Latest: Greek refiner denies rumors of fuel shortages as drivers rush to gas stations
Monday, June 29, 2015


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