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  • Who is Evan McMullin, third-party candidate surging in Utah?

    SALT LAKE CITY – Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown on the fringe, independent candidate Evan McMullin is su ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:58 am
  • You can leave your hat on: Scholar says Puritans were sexy

    BOSTON – "Fifty Shades of Grey," Puritan edition?The famously strait-laced 17th-century sectarians w ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Toy companies break down barriers to be more inclusive

    NEW YORK – Toy companies are working harder to think outside their usual box, offering more-inclusive items like dolls with disabilities, female super ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 8:46 am
  • Tesla equipping cars to drive completely on their own

    SAN FRANCISCO – Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on their o ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Prosecutors launch 2nd bid for conviction in Etan Patz death

    NEW YORK – Revisiting a crime that shattered a bygone era's sense of safety, prosecutors on Wednesday launched their second bid for a conviction in on ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • Indiana official clarifies voter registration fraud probe

    INDIANAPOLIS – After initially warning of potential widespread voting fraud, Indiana's secretary of state acknowledged that many of the thousands of a ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Debate stunner: Trump won't say he'll accept election result

    LAS VEGAS – Threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the resul ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • U.S. home construction fell 9 percent in September

    WASHINGTON – Homebuilders pulled back on construction for a second straight month in September, with a plunge in apartments offsetting gains in single ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 8:21 am
  • Earth's 16-month record heat streak ends but warming remains

    WASHINGTON – Earth’s 16-month sizzling streak of record high temperatures is finally over, according to one group of federal meteorologists.
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • 'Stop whining,' Obama tells Trump, chiding for fraud talk

    WASHINGTON – “Stop whining,” President Barack Obama rebuked Donald Trump on Tuesday, speaking out as seldom before on next month’s election and chidin ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • Russia sets brief cease-fire for Aleppo as strikes kill 36

    BEIRUT– Russian and Syrian forces will halt hostilities for eight hours in the eastern districts of Aleppo, Russia’s military announced Monday, a day ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Judge drops charge against 'Democracy Now' reporter

    MANDAN, N.D. – “Democracy Now!” reporter Amy Goodman won’t face a riot charge stemming from her coverage of a protest against construction of the Dako ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • State aide sought to change classification of Hillary Clinton's email

    WASHINGTON – A senior State Department official asked for the FBI's help last year to change the classification level of an email from Hillary Clinton ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Donald Trump says his own party being 'naive' about voter fraud

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump lashed out on Monday at Republicans who have tried to tone down his rhetoric about election fraud, calling his own party's l ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 10:47 am
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