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  • Obama calls for spending surge in rising economy

    WASHINGTON – Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress t ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Families plead for lives of IS hostages

    AMMAN, Jordan – The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State group pleaded for their loved ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

    WASHINGTON – The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it’s a problem ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Tech advances lower drivers’ death chances

    WASHINGTON – The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car mode ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

    LOS ANGELES – With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practi ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Senate panel approves Iran sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON – A bill that would levy tough new sanctions on Iran if it fails to sign an agreement to curb its nuclear program cleared a Senate committe ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Gas blast at Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead

    MEXICO CITY – Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion on Thursday, and res ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, n ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Mom of girl shot by Denver police wants independent autopsy

    DENVER – The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't tr ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 8:50 am
  • U.S. unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will likely remain ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • Sheriffs concerned about Waze app

    WASHINGTON – Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google’s popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints t ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow

    BOSTON – Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the st ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

    BEIRUT – The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan’s rel ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Lynch defends Obama immigration changes

    WASHINGTON – Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama on Wednesday, as sh ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:02 am
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