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  • As S.C. fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual

    GREELEYVILLE, S.C. – The Rev. John Taylor feared the worst when he learned his church was on fire, only days after a mass shooting at a black church i ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • U.S., Cuba to open embassies

    WASHINGTON – After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s cap ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Greece government proceeds with vote plan

    ATHENS, Greece – The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in ex ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Macy's dumps Donald Trump, Flo Rida pulls out of Miss USA pageant

    NEW YORK – Rapper Flo Rida has pulled out of his guest appearance at the "Miss USA" pageant later this month and Macy's has dumped Donald Trump, part ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • U.S. manufacturing growth improves in June; hiring jumps

    WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment.The Institut ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Greece’s bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment

    ATHENS, Greece – Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation

    VIENNA – Pushing past a Tuesday deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week as the U.N. nucl ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Ruling spurs hopes for redistricting changes

    WASHINGTON – Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Pre-1940 remains found in Indiana archaeological site

    HOBART, Ind. – Authorities said human remains dating to before 1940 have been found at a proposed stone quarry archaeological site in northwestern Ind ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Prison chief, 11 others on leave after escape

    ALBANY, N.Y. – The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Christie promises blunt campaign, enters 2016 race

    LIVINGSTON, N.J. – A tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday with a promise to tell voters the t ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Another View: A Supreme victory for voters

    The Supreme Court has mostly avoided questions about gerrymandering, the practice of drawing otherwise irrational legislative district lines to the ad ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Another View: Texas governor goes 'Harry Potter'

    Gov. Greg Abbott flails with a desperate response to legal same-sex marriage.It looks like Gov. Greg ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Supreme Court to consider limiting union power to collect fees

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor of ...
    June 30, 2015 - 8:54 am
  • Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen

    AUSTIN, Texas – Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than ...
    June 30, 2015 - 8:26 am
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