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  • More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday. Last year's rise follows a couple of years when the girls' HPV vaccination rate was flat and health officials worried that it wouldn't budge. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • July 24- Southern Co, one of the biggest U.S. power companies, said it hopes to announce plans by the end of the year to build more nuclear reactors, a spokesman said late Wednesday.

  • Republican lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to submit quickly to Congress any comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran and give lawmakers the chance to reject the deal and reimpose sanctions.

  • Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. will consolidate management operations from several states and relocate its New Jersey headquarters to the Charlotte area, where it plans to employ nearly 1,300 jobs in three years.

  • Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    With just two weeks before lawmakers' sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed on several must-pass items due to Capitol Hill partisanship, heightened by midterm elections and the Obama administration's conflicting signals to Congress.

  • US nuclear regulator looks to reposition staff Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    ATLANTA— U.S. nuclear regulators may need to shuffle staff as fewer nuclear plants are built and financial pressures prompt utilities to shutter existing plants, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Allison Macfarlane said Monday. Three nuclear plants are under construction in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

  • SC ports record 8 percent container growth Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    CHARLESTON, S.C.— The South Carolina Ports Authority saw an 8 percent growth in container volume during the fiscal year that ended June 30th. The authority said Monday that the equivalent of more than 1.6 million 20- foot containers moved through the Port of Charleston.

  • Judge orders James Brown documents made public Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the court fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown.

  • NC company recalls chicken due to misbranding Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— A North Carolina company is recalling approximately 200 pounds of grilled chicken entrees because they were mislabeled and contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall by B. Roberts Foods of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday.

  • The California cities of San Jose, Vallejo and San Diego all saw a heightened threat, as new fault lines have been recently discovered, the report said. It also upgraded the risks facing parts of the central and eastern United States, singling out areas near New Madrid, Missouri, and Charleston, South Carolina.

  • WASHINGTON- More than 46,000 drug offenders will be eligible for early release from federal prison under an amendment to sentencing guidelines passed on Friday by a U.S. judiciary agency- unless Congress blocks the change. Congress has the authority to block both amendments by Nov. 1 of this year.

  • Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.

  • Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management disclosed its final approval first to The Associated Press ahead of an announcement later Friday. The approval opens the outer continental shelf from Delaware to Florida to exploration by energy companies preparing to apply for drilling leases in 2018, when current congressional limits are set to expire.

  • Gasoline prices in Arizona at $3.57 per gallon Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.57 a gallon. Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $3.38 a gallon and Flagstaff has the highest at $3.79.

  • Allman movie: Filmmakers speak out on train crash Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever."

  • APNewsBreak: Shipwreck's gold inventory released Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— Deep-sea explorers recovered millions of dollars in gold and silver and a slew of personal items that are a virtual time capsule of the California Gold Rush, according to newly unsealed court documents obtained by The Associated Press that provide the first detailed inventory of a treasure trove being resurrected from an 1857 shipwreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Stranded casino ship frees itself, docks in Ga. Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Less than two hours later, after passing a Coast Guard inspection for leaks, the ship arrived at its dock at the Bull River Marina. The Coast Guard rescued 118 passengers and crew from the stranded boat Wednesday afternoon. They returned to shore aboard Coast Guard cutters about 16 hours after they were first stranded.

  • South Carolina woman makes clothes from castoffs Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:21 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— For Jillian Owens, some of her passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the creation of more waste. Since 2010, Owens has been delving into thrift store racks around her Columbia, South Carolina, home, taking what some may see as outdated castoffs and whipping them into hip, trendy fashions.

  • SC jobless figure unchanged for 3rd straight month Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged for the third month in a row, holding steady at 5.3 percent in June, state officials said Friday. Unemployment rates went up last month in all of South Carolina's 46 counties except three.

  • After 16 hours, an exit from stalled casino boat Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.