Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Open-source textbooks pushed as way to cut college costs

STORRS, Conn. - The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is ...
By Michael Melia

Breakthrough: Scientists detect ripples Einstein predicted

WASHINGTON - Scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves - the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.
By Seth Borenstein

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and ...
By Julie Pace and Kathleen Ronayne

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

NFL honors Charlie Waters, North Augusta High

In recognition of Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, thousands of high schools across the country received a gold NFL football in honor of alumni who competed in the game.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Clinton wins Iowa, campaigns turn to New Hampshire

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted Cruz sought to lock in his spot at the ...
By Kathleen Hennessey and Lisa Lerer

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Cruz, Rubio eye New Hampshire; Sanders, Clinton in tight race

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, ...
By Josh Lederman And Kathleen Ronayne

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

McGriddle gets its moment

NEW YORK - Basking in the fanfare over its all-day breakfast menu, McDonald's is pushing its operational limits by testing the addition of another morning favorite to the lineup: the McGriddle.
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Man killed as Oregon militia leaders are arrested

The FBI on Tuesday arrested the leaders of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon for the past three weeks, conducting a traffic stop that ended in gunfire - and one ...

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Ford recalls about 391,000 Ranger pickups due to air bag death

Ford is recalling nearly 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver's air bag inflators can explode with too much force and cause injuries.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Martinez woman 1 of 3 arrested in Nebraska with 1,517 pounds of pot

Lancaster County authorities say deputies seized 1,517 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $7.5 million and arrested three people after a traffic stop on Lincoln's west side.

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

FACT CHECK: Selective arguments in Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders airbrushed the complexities of trying to overhaul health care all over again and Hillary Clinton offered a selective reading of her rival's record on gun control in the latest ...

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

Mule steals show at Augusta Futurity parade

Onlookers lined Georgia Avenue on Sunday as around 100 vehicles paraded from the Hippodrome in North Augusta to James Brown Arena.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Obama urges fight against cynicism

WASHINGTON - With an eye toward the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans to rekindle their belief in the promise of change that first carried him to the White House, declaring that ...
By Julie Pace

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

Haley uses GOP response to soften party's stance on immigrants

WASHINGTON - Americans should resist "the siren call of the angriest voices" in how the nation treats immigrants, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday as the GOP used its response to ...
By Alan Fram

High court says Florida death penalty unconstitutional

The Supreme Court ruled that Florida's unique system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional because it gives too much power to judges - and not enough to juries - to decide capital ...
By Sam Hananel

Powerball jackpot: What $1.5 billion will buy you

Electronic billboards across Georgia had to be altered this week after Powerball's jackpot reached unprecedented territory.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Kennesaw, Ga., man sentenced to federal prison for child porn

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Montana has announced the end of a lengthy investigation that resulted in 21 convictions of men involved in an online exchange of child pornography.

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

New dietary guidelines suggest lean meat Ok, but cut added sugars

The Obama administration's new dietary guidelines, released Thursday, back off the strictest sodium rules included in the last version, while still asserting that Americans consume too much ...
By Mary Clare Jalonick

Things to know about the estimated $675 million Powerball jackpot

The odds aren't great, but Powerball players across the country will have a shot Saturday night at a record-breaking $675 million jackpot.

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

US should engage Saudi-Iran dispute, Isakson says

ATLANTA - Mounting tensions in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran and their allies require U.S. involvement, according to Sen. Johnny Isakson, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations ...
By Walter C. Jones
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Director's firing urged over raises
Commissioner Marion Williams has called for John­son's firing at Tuesday's commission meeting. Johnson has come under fire for pay raises he and others in his department received that weren't ...
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