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  • Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested

    WASHINGTON – A former Marine and ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Former Boko Haram captives still held by Nigerian military

    YOLA, Nigeria – The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling s ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

    GOLETA, Calif. – The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area’s catastrophic blowout in 1969, b ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Alaska’s popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Boy Scouts’ leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

    NEW YORK – The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops list

    HONOLULU – As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay’s powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sa ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Islamic State expands territory in Syria

    DAMASCUS, Syria – Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast’s most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the hi ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby: 6 Baltimore officers indicted in Freddie Gray's death

    BALTIMORE – All six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray were indicted by a grand jury, a prosecutor said Thursday.
    May 21, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

    NEW YORK – The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight

    DETROIT – Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the ci ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:51 am
  • U.S. home sales slide in April amid listing shortage

    WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in April due to relatively few listings and rising prices, a trend that could weigh on the recoverin ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra

    BEIRUT – Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning tri ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • California decision on farmer water cuts to apply broadly

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Banks fined more than $5 billion, to plead guilty

    WASHINGTON – Four of the world’s biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency mark ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • U.S. releases 100+ bin Laden documents

    WASHINGTON – Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:30 pm
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