Saturday, July 4, 2015

Power companies are testing drones

Power companies across the United States are testing whether small drones can spot trouble on transmission lines or inspect equipment deep inside hard-to-reach power plant boilers.
By Ray Henry

Friday, June 5, 2015

Housing debt is overwhelming older Americans

WASHINGTON — Of all the financial threats facing Americans of retirement age - outliving savings, falling for scams, paying for long-term care - housing isn't supposed to be one.
By Paul Wiseman

Monday, June 1, 2015

Lindsey Graham opens White House bid

CENTRAL, S.C. - South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham opened his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination Monday with a grim accounting of "radical Islam ... running wild" in a world ...
By Bill Barrow

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Church bells, kind acts mark 2 years since attack

BOSTON - With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings Wednesday, the emotions clearly still raw from ...
By Philip Marcelo

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Walker draws scrutiny of GOP rivals for changing positions

WASHINGTON - Scott Walker's rivals see him as an up-and-comer in the Republican race for president, so they are focusing on the Wisconsin governor's changing positions on a number of issues.
By Steve Peoples and Scott Bauer

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Associated Press sues State Department

WASHINGTON - The Associated Press on Wednesday sued the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of ...
By Steve Peoples

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

House rejects ice storm funds for counties

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina House refused Wednesday to distribute up to $10 million to 22 counties to cover part of their cleanup costs from last winter's ice storm. But reimbursements could ...
By Seanna Adcox

Police chief who shot ex-wife resigns

ATLANTA - A police chief in suburban Atlanta resigned Wednesday before a grand jury decides whether to charge him with a misdemeanor crime for accidentally shooting his sleeping wife.
By Ray Henry

Man shot was bipolar, girlfriend says

ATLANTA - Bridget Anderson had been planning to go to her boyfriend's place Monday evening to cook together and celebrate their three-year anniversary. Instead, she got a call that he had been ...
By Kate Brumback

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Hundreds gather to mark 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's death

NEW YORK - Activists, actors and politicians gathered Saturday in New York City to honor civil rights leader Malcolm X with a ceremony at the Harlem site where he was assassinated 50 years ago.
By Frank Eltman

West Coast ports begin clearing heavy backlog

LOS ANGELES - Dock­workers along the West Coast began the monthslong task Sat­urday of clearing seaports of cargo caught up in a contract feud between their union and employers.
By Justin Pritchard

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Local developer purchases old Woolworth building

The old Woolworth building at the corner of Eighth and Broad streets if off the real estate market after local developer T.R. Reddy purchased the property.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Officer indicted in shooting death of man in New York City stairwell

NEW YORK - A rookie police officer who fired into a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn public housing complex, accidentally killing a man who had been waiting for an elevator, has been indicted in ...
By Colleen Long

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

2 dead in campus shooting

COLUMBIA - Two people died in an apparent murder-suicide inside a building on the University of South Carolina's campus in busy downtown Columbia.
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

House GOP tries to regroup after vote

WASHINGTON - House Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion against Speaker John Boehner.
By Erica Werner

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
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