RESTful APIs have many cool applications. Nowadays, many developers use pre-built APIs directly for RSS feed. Our project is to build a RESTful api for News stories search that is similar to this pre-built APIs. In particular, we have built a web scraper for TheGuardian, which does not have a news api of its own. Our idea was to scrape the news page and get useful stuff like headlines, short summaries, links and times when it was last updated. We can also search the headlines by category and by key words. Our project demonstrates the technical feasibility and capabilities of this RESTful API while providing a stopgap tool to take the place of a pre-built API. Developers and Software developers who want news in their Web applications or Mobile apps can use this API to get news stories. We also developed demo web application which showcases capabilities of our API.

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