U.S jobless aid applications rise to 311,000

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON (AP) - More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels. The Labor Department says week..
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U.S. weighs options for Iraqi humanitarian crisis

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

Amid increasing concerns about Islamic State threat, administration mulls wider campaign WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between ..
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Iraq and international help.

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Brook Cole

Iraq getting more international help    France to send weapons to Iraq    PARIS (AP) - France says it's sending arms to Kurdish forces in Iraq because..
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Quake rattles Ecuador's capital; 2 deaths reported

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - A magnitude-5.1 earthquake shook Ecuador's capital and surrounding areas Tuesday, causing tall buildings to sway and sending some people rushing into the stre..
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UN: OK to use untested Ebola drugs in outbreak

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

MADRID (AP) - The World Health Organization declared it's ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa although the tiny supply of one ex..
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Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Authorities detailed Robin Williams' final moments Tuesday, saying the actor and comedian hanged himself with a belt in his San Francisco Bay Area home.&n..
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Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Ann Peay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and se..
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Missionaries return to US and Ebola quarantine

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Three missionaries who worked with patients infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia are back in the United States, spending the next several weeks on the ca..
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FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patient DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.&..
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Obama calls for new Iraqi government

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Obama is giving his approval to the appointment of a prime minister to replace Nouri al-Maliki and urging the formation of a new government in Iraq..
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Clinton distinguishes herself from Obama policies

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Hillary Clinton has made her most aggressive effort yet to distinguish herself from her former boss, rebuking President Barack Obama for his cautious approa..
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Sen. Nelson heads to Ukraine

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is headed to the conflict-battered Ukraine this week.    The Florida senator's office said Monday that Nelson would travel..
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Ethics test: Who gets experimental Ebola drug?

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

MADRID (AP) - Now it's not just two Americans, but a Spaniard, as well: the three non-Africans known to have Ebola got some of the very few doses that exist of an experimental drug..
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Honduran teens, mom navigate life after US reunion

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Denia Zelaya arrived early at the Miami International Airport. She had last seen her eldest daughter nearly 10 years earlier, when she'd kissed a sleeping Anita and th..
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Drive-by shooting kills two, wounds five in New Orleans

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Janna Rowell

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -Police in New Orleans say a drive-by shooting Sunday killed two people and wounded five others in the city's Lower 9th Ward.    Police say killed w..
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Anger surfaces in Missouri over shooting of teen

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Janna Rowell

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man has turned to mayhem in suburban St. Louis as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles..
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Israeli and Palestinian peace talks to resume Monday

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Janna Rowell

CAIRO (AP) - Negotiators for the Israelis and the Palestinians say talks will resume this morning in Cairo in an effort to achieve a longer-lasting peace.    Meanwhi..
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Obama administration provides weapons to Kurds in Iraq

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Janna Rowell

SYDNEY (AP) - Senior U.S. officials say the Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in ..
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News-Press to highlight stories during, after Charley

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Next Wednesday marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Charley striking parts of southwest Florida.Charley caused several billion dollars in damage but the de..
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NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills driver on NY track

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York.    ..
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