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  • U.S. markets rebound a day after big plunge

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday, recovering a significant portion of their losses from the day earlier. Investors remain on edge after the ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • Freddie Gray case: Judge refuses to drop charges against Baltimore police

    BALTIMORE – A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man who had ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Senate Democrats have votes to hand Obama victory on Iran deal

    WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, ensuring a landmark v ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • U.S. productivity up 3.3 percent in spring, labor costs fall

    WASHINGTON – U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • Clerk in Kentucky gay marriage fight: 'A heaven or hell decision'

    MOREHEAD, Ky. – Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 8:20 am
  • Federal judge orders Kentucky county clerk, and her staff to court

    MOREHEAD, Ky. – A county clerk who invoked “God’s authority” as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Clinton emails stressed protecting State Dept. info

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discuss ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Pope: Priests can absolve ‘sin of abortion’

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and sayi ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Marco Rubio says nation doesn't need U.S. Education Department

    CARSON CITY, Nev. – Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommenda ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Gov. Scott Walker, in office since 25, denies he's a career politician

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he's a career politician — even though he has been in elected office since he was 25 years old and ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Hillary Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept. info in email

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of — and occasionally frustrated by — the need to protect ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • U.S. factories grow in August at slowest pace since May 2013

    WASHINGTON – A strong dollar and China's economic slowdown dragged growth at U.S. factories to the lowest level since May 2013.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • Obama warns of future without climate action

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Ba ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Miley Cyrus’ bare-breast flash nothing like Janet Jackson’s

    NEW YORK – Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national TV a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus’ flash barely caused a shrug.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:42 am
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