Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Police: Missouri officer kills man who pulled gun

BERKELEY, Mo. - A suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at him at a gas station, police said.
By Jim Suhr

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Some 30 horses die in stable fire

CHICAGO - More than 30 horses died in a stable fire in suburban Chicago over the weekend, with distraught owners of the animals arriving Sunday to lay flowers at the site, a fire department ...
By Michael Tarm

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

home construction drops 2.8 percent

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector.
By Martin Crutsinger

Lowe's boosts full-year forecast

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Lowe's third-quarter earnings jumped 17 percent as home improvement retailers continue to rebound from a tough start to the year.

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes

WASHINGTON - AT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, said Friday it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. ...
By Jack Gillum

Cybersecurity war waged in office parks

Ground zero in the nation's fight against cybercrime hides in plain sight, in a nondescript suburban office building with no government seals or signs.
By Martha Mendoza

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

National Parks float entry-fee increase

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Visiting the Grand Canyon and other national parks could get a little pricier.
By Felicia Fonseca

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Augusta's Liberia tie dates back to 1836

Richmond County's ties to West Africa date back to the 1830s, when plantation owner Richard Tubman wrote in his will that his slaves were to be offered freedom.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Aiken's Spangler advances on 'The Voice'

Long before Adam Levine’s 12-member team was completed on last Monday’s episode of NBC’s The Voice, Beth Spangler was content with living a normal life.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Toxic algae threatening Florida

Red tide threatens fishing, tourism economy in northwest Florida; spurs call for more study.
By Jason Dearen

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Police ID suspect in Pennsylvania trooper attack

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - Hundreds of law enforcement officers searched the northeastern Pennsylvania woods for a heavily armed survivalist.
By Michael Rubinkam

Agency's response to GM issue criticized

WASHINGTON - Both houses of Congress scolded the nation's highway safety agency over tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars.
By Joan Lowy

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Williams death: Hollywood reacts

SAN FRANCISCO - Beneath that reservoir of endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Local actor appears in 'Step Up: All In'

Fourteen years after graduating from Lakeside High School, Stephen Jones has caught his break. Jones, is Jasper Tarik in the upcoming 3-D dance film "Step Up: All In."
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Economy grew at strong 4 percent rate

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
By Martin Crutsinger

218,000 jobs added in July

WASHINGTON — Private employers added 218,000 jobs, down from 281,000 in June. It was the fourth straight month of job gains above 200,000.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Friday, July 25, 2014

Market extends its correction-free streak

A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky. And the U.S. stock market's response? After dipping briefly on ...
By Steve Rothwell

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

WASHINGTON - More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stars 'Get On Up' in Augusta

Three nights after James Brown’s biopic Get On Up premiered at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre, the bright-lights and red carpet shifted from New York to Augusta.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, July 19, 2014

High winds push growing Washington wildfire

WINTHROP, Wash. - Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.
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