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File - In this Oman, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 file photo, Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al-Said sits during a meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Beit Al Baraka Royal Palace in Muscat. Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Mideast's longest-ruling monarch who seized power in a 1970 palace coup and pulled his Arabian sultanate into modernity while carefully balancing diplomatic ties between adversaries Iran and the U.S., has died. He was 79. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who modernized Oman, dies at 79

Jan. 11, 2020 3:58 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Mideast's longest-ruling monarch who seized power in a 1970 palace coup and pulled his Arabian sultanate into modernity while carefully balancing diplomatic ties between adversaries Iran and the U.S., has died. He was 79. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo traders pause to watch a televised speech by President Donald Trump as they work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. A potentially tumultuous presidential election campaign promises to add some extra drama to financial markets this year, although if history is any guide investors can cast aside some worries. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Election year politics loom over the markets in 2020

Jan. 11, 2020 11:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A potentially tumultuous presidential election campaign promises to add some extra drama to financial markets this year, although if history is any guide investors can cast aside some worries. The stock market typically rises in an election year, no matter which party claims the...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. Carter publicly appeared at his Georgia church for the first time since undergoing brain surgery in November. The 95-year-old Carter and his wife of 40 years, Rosalynn, worshiped at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains on Sunday, Dec. 29, news outlets report. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

After brain surgery, Jimmy Carter returns to hometown church

Dec. 30, 2019 1:51 AM EST

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter publicly appeared Sunday at the Georgia church where he worships for the first time since undergoing brain surgery in November. The 95-year-old Carter and his wife of more than 70 years, Rosalynn, attended services at the Maranatha Baptist Church in...

FILE - This June 22, 2014 file photo shows Mo Rocca at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Rocca released a book

Humorist Mo Rocca's 'Mobituaries' makes for lively reading

Dec. 26, 2019 7:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A conversation with Mo Rocca is akin to his “Mobituaries” podcasts and his new book of Rocca-style obituaries: A swooping exploration of people and things past, with the author playing connect-the-dots in entertaining and enlightening fashion. For instance, he starts...

Bill introduced to redesignate Jimmy Carter historic sites

Dec. 20, 2019 2:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Some historic places in former President Jimmy Carter’s hometown may get more federal protection under a bill introduced by Georgia’s congressional delegation to give them a new designation. The legislation would reclassify the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site located in...

The Capitol is seen in Washington, early Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. President Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress ahead of votes that will leave a defining mark on his tenure at the White House. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

What to watch as Trump impeachment moves to House floor

Dec. 18, 2019 10:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — American history is happening in the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrats are driving President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment Wednesday as the House takes up charges Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress in pressuring Ukraine to investigate political rivals and...

President Donald Trump walks to a meeting in the Oval Office with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Splintered US moves to subject Trump to 'profound disgrace'

Dec. 17, 2019 9:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump stands on the threshold of what two ex-presidents called the “profound disgrace” of impeachment, a permanent stain on his legacy. Of what Alexander Hamilton set out in the Federalist Papers as the apt remedy for “the misconduct of public men.” Or...

FILE - In this April 7, 2016, file photo Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, left, and former Federal Reserve chairs Ben Bernanke, center, and Paul Volcker, right, react as they listen to former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan appearing via video conference, during a panel discussion in New York. Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman died on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, according to his office, He was 92. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Ex-Fed Chair Volcker dies, tamed inflation with recession

Dec. 9, 2019 12:49 PM EST

Paul Volcker, who as Federal Reserve chairman in the early 1980s elevated interest rates to historic highs and triggered a recession as the price of quashing double-digit inflation, has died, according to his office. He was 92. Volcker took charge of the Fed in August 1979, when the U.S. economy was in the grip...

FILE - In this May 16, 2016, file photo, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman performs during Mercer University's Commencement at Hawkins Arena in Macon, Ga. Capricorn Sound Studios, the Macon, Ga., music studio that fused blues, country and other sounds into Southern rock is being reborn. The historic Studio A is reopening this month, after years of work by Mercer University and other supporters to restore and equip it with state-of-the-art technology. The studio helped propel the Allman Brothers Band and other groups to stardom in the 1970s. (Jason Vorhees/The Macon Telegraph via AP, File)

Correction: Capricorn Studio Renaissance story

Dec. 5, 2019 3:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about Mercer Music at Capricorn, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one of the co-founders of Capricorn Records was Frank Fenton. It should have said his last name was Fenter, not Fenton. A corrected version of the story is below: Iconic Southern rock recording...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said the the 95-year-old former U.S. president has been discharged from a hospital, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, after being treated for a urinary tract infection. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Jimmy Carter released from Georgia hospital

Dec. 4, 2019 4:21 PM EST

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was released from a hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection. Carter, 95, was discharged from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia, Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said. “He said he looks...