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National & World Briefs
Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Drug exec takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angers lawmakers
WASHINGTON -- Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday when asked about his jacking up of drug prices, then promptly went on Twitter and insulted his questioners as "imbeciles."
Friday, February 5, 2016

National & World Briefs
World pledges $10B for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak
Friday, February 5, 2016

National & World Briefs
Rubio could see campaign fortunes rise from Iowa finish
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Supporting Clinton
Supporting Clinton
Thursday, February 4, 2016

National & World Briefs
Clinton wins Iowa, campaigns turn to New Hampshire
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

National & World Briefs
Game On: Iowa caucuses kick off 2016 presidential election
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Amid shaky start to Syria talks, IS-claimed blast kills 45
GENEVA (AP) -- A triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks.
Monday, February 1, 2016

AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EST
Trust Ted? Cruz facing growing attacks on credibility
Monday, February 1, 2016

National & World Briefs
Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2 million in gold
Saturday, January 30, 2016

National & World Briefs
AP sources: Panel proposes ban on air shipments of batteries
Friday, January 29, 2016

Mass expulsions ahead for Europe as migrant crisis grows
STOCKHOLM -- Dazzled by an unprecedented wave of migration, Sweden on Thursday put into words an uncomfortable reality for Europe: If the continent isn't going to welcome more than 1 million people a year, it will have to deport large numbers of them to countries plagued by social unrest and abject poverty.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Weekend blizzard ranks 4th worst among Northeast snowstorms
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Last weekend's blizzard was the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the Northeast in at least 66 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday.
Friday, January 29, 2016

National & World Briefs
Trump refuses to debate; calls Fox's Kelly 'a lightweight'
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tight Democrat race highlights differing views of gov't role
DES MOINES, Iowa -- For months, the tumultuous Republican presidential primary has masked a brewing debate among Democrats about their own party's future.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

National & World Briefs
Snow response in DC, NYC comes down to money, manpower
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

AP News in Brief
Sunshine and blue skies follow blizzard, but dangers remain
Monday, January 25, 2016

National & World Briefs
Health officials probe tie between Zika, paralyzing syndrome
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Deadly snowstorm hitting millions of Americans this weekend
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One in seven Americans will get at least half a foot of snow outside their homes when this weekend's big storm has finished delivering blizzards, gale-force winds, whiteout conditions and flooding to much of the eastern United States.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Trump, GOP leaders realizing they may need each other
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Donald Trump and some mainstream Republicans are engaged in a long-distance flirtation. Both sides are coming to the realization that they'll need each other if the billionaire businessman becomes the party's presidential nominee.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

National & World News
UK judge: Putin 'probably approved' killing of ex-KGB agent
Friday, January 22, 2016

Some Democrats fear Clinton's message is failing
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton has questioned Bernie Sanders' electability. She's criticized his plans for health care, foreign policy and Wall Street. And she's tagged him with flip-flopping on gun control.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Washington in bullseye of potentially historic storm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The forecast for a historic blizzard has been there for days, looming over the nation's capital like the UFO from "Independence Day." Projected snowfall totals have ticked steadily upward, to the point where the National Weather Service -- known for its conservative predictions -- says more than 2 feet of snow could land on Washington.
Friday, January 22, 2016

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Big storm with significant snowfall looms for East, South
Thursday, January 21, 2016

National & World Briefs
Stocks slide as oil tumbles, S&P lowest in almost 2 years
Thursday, January 21, 2016

NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest by a wide margin
WASHINGTON -- Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record -- it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

National & World Briefs
Champagne flowed when released Americans finally left Iran
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

National & World Briefs
US Congressmen in Germany to meet Americans released by Iran
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

AP News in Brief
US Embassy says several Americans missing in Iraq
Monday, January 18, 2016

National & World Briefs
Warehouse worker takes third of $1.6 billion Powerball pot
Saturday, January 16, 2016

National & World Briefs
Islamic State militants claim deadly attack in Jakarta
Friday, January 15, 2016

Campaign ads deluge 'Wheel' watchers, morning shows
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Political groups are flooding the airwaves with advertisements during popular game shows, including "Wheel of Fortune," "Jeopardy!" and "Family Feud," and pouring money into spots during local news and network morning shows as they try to sway presidential primary voters, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
Friday, January 15, 2016

National & World Briefs
Obama to declare nation's future depends on fixing politics
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

National & World Briefs
Sean Penn: Nothing to hide over drug lord interview
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

AP News in Brief
Mexico: Sean Penn interview helped locate drug lord
Monday, January 11, 2016

Clinton, Sanders aim for victory in Nevada caucuses
LAS VEGAS -- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for support among Nevada Democrats on Wednesday night, looking beyond the leadoff contests of Iowa and New Hampshire to a state that could play a pivotal role in the nomination fight.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

National & World Briefs
Mexican president: Drug lord Chapo Guzman recaptured
Saturday, January 9, 2016

South Korea to resume anti-North propaganda broadcasts
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- In response to North Korea's latest nuclear test, South Korea on Thursday announced it would resume cross-border propaganda broadcasts that Pyongyang considers an act of war. Seoul also began talks with Washington that could see the arrival of nuclear-powered U.S. submarines and warplanes to the Korean Peninsula.
Friday, January 8, 2016

Setting Up Your Smart Home
NEW YORK (AP) -- A fully automated home is still years away, but the building blocks are already here: the phone that turns on the coffee maker from the bedroom, the thermostat that controls the lights when you're away, the window shades that lift when you say "good morning."
Friday, January 8, 2016

CES gadget show: Devices connect us from the crib to old age
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Umbilical cord? These days, it's more like a USB cord.
Friday, January 8, 2016

National & World Briefs
Big-dollar baby formula thefts dog stores, police across US
Friday, January 8, 2016

National & World Briefs
Condemnation, doubt greet North Korea's H-bomb announcement
Thursday, January 7, 2016

AP News in Brief
Saudis cut ties with Iran following Shiite cleric execution
Monday, January 4, 2016

National & World Briefs
Bill Cosby charged with 2004 drugging, sex assault of woman
Thursday, December 31, 2015

Rescue crews assist with evacuations in Midwest flooding
ST. LOUIS -- As swollen rivers and streams pushed to heights not seen in nearly a quarter-century, officials in Missouri and Illinois helped residents get to higher ground Wednesday amid fears that already dire conditions could worsen as floodwaters began spilling over federal levees protecting communities and farmland.
Thursday, December 31, 2015

National & World Briefs
Officials: 'Affluenza' teen, mother planned flight to Mexico
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Honest Tea: Trump Quote Being Phased Out From Bottle Caps
NEW YORK (AP) -- Organic beverage maker Honest Tea says a Donald Trump quote is being removed from its bottle caps, but not because it has any problems with the leading Republican presidential candidate.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

National & World Briefs
White officer won't face charges in killing of Cleveland boy
Monday, December 28, 2015

Texas cleans up after twisters, snow and ice pelt Midwest
GARLAND, Texas (AP) -- Jacqui Gordon spent Monday sifting through the debris that had been her home, searching for old family photographs -- especially of her father, who died two years ago.
Monday, December 28, 2015

'Particularly dangerous situation' alert given for storm
ATLANTA -- Forecasters warned of a "particularly dangerous situation" as a storm system packing strong winds and heavy rain slammed the nation's mid-section Wednesday, and officials said they feared Christmas yard decorations would become projectiles.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Countries Compete Over Santa Claims
HELSINKI (AP) -- Most kids learn that Santa Claus comes from the North Pole, but children in Scandinavia are taught he lives a bit further south. Where exactly is a matter of much debate, with businesses in Finland, Sweden and Norway competing to cash in on the cache that comes with claiming Santa's hometown.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Winter heat wave, of a sort, envelops usually frigid Moscow
MOSCOW -- It's usually the cold that's bitter in Moscow in December, but this year it's the humor that bites during an unusual warm spell.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

National & World Briefs
Prosecutor says no indictment in Sandra Bland jail death
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Weird weather pattern turns weather upside-down across US
SEATTLE (AP) -- A weather pattern partly linked with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel, bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and so much snow across the West that even skiing slopes have been overwhelmed.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

National & World Briefs
US troops killed near Bagram, Taliban insurgency intensifies
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

AP News in Brief
Spain ruling party could be out with big vote for upstarts
Monday, December 21, 2015

World Briefly
China's counterfeiters aided by Western firms' weak response
Saturday, December 19, 2015

2 dead in suspected road rage shootings in Oklahoma
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A man sped through three counties in the night while firing randomly from his pickup truck, hitting at least four vehicles and killing two people on an Oklahoma interstate, police said. A man authorities said was the only person being investigated surrendered early Thursday and was being held in jail.
Friday, December 18, 2015

Buyer of guns used in massacre charged with terrorism counts
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The man who bought the assault rifles used by his friend in the San Bernardino massacre was charged Thursday with terrorism-related counts.
Friday, December 18, 2015

Freddie Gray mistrial tarnishes image of Baltimore police
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Police Department is a clear loser in the no-win situation left by a hung jury in the state's first effort to convict an officer in the death of Freddie Gray.
Friday, December 18, 2015

AP News in Brief
Freddie Gray mistrial tarnishes image of Baltimore police
Friday, December 18, 2015

National & World Briefs
Mistrial in 1st officer's trial in Freddie Gray case
Thursday, December 17, 2015

National & World Briefs
Storm drops up to 2 feet on Colorado; 425 flights canceled
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

National & World Briefs
Americans want to get tougher with the Islamic State
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

AP News in Brief
Saudi voters elect 20 women candidates for the first time
Monday, December 14, 2015

AP-GfK Poll: Decisiveness key for Trump among GOP voters
WASHINGTON -- Most Americans don't have much affection for Donald Trump. Even Republicans tend to think he's not so likable.
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Climate negotiators say global deal is close in Paris
LE BOURGET, France -- Talks on a global pact to fight global warming appeared to make progress late Friday, with some negotiators telling The Associated Press a deal was close.
Saturday, December 12, 2015

National & World Briefs
Putin: Russia provides air cover to Syrian opposition group
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Asia's coastal cities face challenge of rising seas
NEW DELHI -- The future will be a watery one for some of the world's biggest cities.
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dealer: Gun linked to Paris attack came thru US
BELGRADE, Serbia -- One of the guns linked to Islamic militants in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people was exported to the United States in 2013, the head of a Serbian arms factory said Thursday.
Friday, December 11, 2015

National & World Briefs
Chicago protesters target independent police review agency
Friday, December 11, 2015

US officials search for missed red flags ahead of shootings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government appears not to have picked up on extremist messages exchanged during the online courtship two years ago between the American-born man accused in the California shootings and his then-fiancée in Pakistan, federal officials told Congress during closed-door briefings on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
Friday, December 11, 2015

Trump's knack for controversy drowning out his rivals
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Even campaigning half as much as his rivals, Donald Trump is drowning them out in an echo chamber of insults and charged pronouncements that have taken over the presidential campaign. Frustrated GOP candidates trekking across Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina are struggling to be heard.
Thursday, December 10, 2015

National & World Briefs
FBI: California shooters radicalized at least 2 years ago
Thursday, December 10, 2015

FBI: California shooters radicalized at least 2 years ago
WASHINGTON -- The two San Bernardino shooters were radicalized at least two years ago -- well before one of them came to the U.S. on a fiancée visa -- and had discussed jihad and martyrdom as early as 2013, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday in providing the most specific details to date about the couple's path toward extremism.
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Power to the states: Education law rewrite passes Congress
WASHINGTON -- Those federally mandated math and reading tests will continue, but a sweeping rewrite of the nation's education law will now give states -- not the U.S. government -- authority to decide how to use the results in evaluating teachers and schools.
Thursday, December 10, 2015

National & World Briefs
California terror attack shows difficulty ID'ing terrorists
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

German leader Angela Merkel named Time's Person of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time's Person of the Year, praised Wednesday by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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