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  • Rick Santorum announces second White House run

    CABOT, Pa. – Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

    LA JOLLA, Calif. – The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believ ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Nebraska abolishes death penalty

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska abolished the death penalty Wednesday over the governor’s objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual ba ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • New federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticized

    WASHINGTON – New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands – and the drinking water of 117 million Americans – ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Is Carly Fiorina shadowing Hillary Clinton's campaign?

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Might Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina be shadowing Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic campaign?
    May 27, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bowe Bergdahl could move freely

    WASHINGTON – Five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could mov ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • FIFA officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

    ZURICH – Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials w ...
    May 27, 2015 - 8:12 am
  • Bill Clinton company shows complexity of family finances

    WASHINGTON – The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or asse ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Floodwaters rise in Houston; search goes on for the missing

    HOUSTON – Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Cleveland, Justice Department announce police settlement

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland agreed to overhaul its police department under the supervision of an independent monitor in a settlement announced Tuesday with ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Lock of Mozart’s hair to be auctioned

    LONDON – Music lovers have the chance to own a strand of history.Auctioneer Sotheby’s is selling a l ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

    NEW YORK – Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to d ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program of Patriot Act

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including ...
    May 26, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • U.S. home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale.
    May 26, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

    CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico – A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping a ...
    May 25, 2015 - 10:06 pm
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