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  • Ohio officer acquitted in 137-shot case faces assault charge

    CLEVELAND – A white patrolman found not guilty in the fatal shooting of two unarmed black suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire was charged ...
    NEW: June 3, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Problem drinking affects 33 million – 14 percent of US adults

    CHICAGO – Alcohol problems affect almost 33 million adults and most have never sought treatment, according to a government survey that suggests rates ...
    June 3, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Survey: U.S. business hiring picks up in May to 201,000

    WASHINGTON – U.S. companies stepped up hiring in May, a private survey found, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy even after it co ...
    June 3, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to Obama

    WASHINGTON – Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Age ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

    ZURICH – The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA.
    June 2, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Visiting vintage Havana involves some old-school hassles

    HAVANA – Travel experts and upscale magazines are urging travel to Cuba before it changes. But visitors envisioning salsa in the streets and glamorous ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Teacher takes students to adult shop

    MINNEAPOLIS – A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking middle and high school students on a field trip to an adult novelty st ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • FBI behind surveillance aircraft over U.S. cities

    WASHINGTON – Scores of low-flying planes circling American cities are part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind fictitious ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Californians reduce water use by 13.5 percent in April

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Californians are using less water, but they’ll have to conserve a lot more to achieve the mandatory cuts taking effect this month ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • IRS failed to upgrade security ahead of cyberattack

    WASHINGTON – The IRS failed to implement dozens of security upgrades to its computer systems, some of which could have made it more difficult for hack ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Next up for Wal-Mart pay raises: department managers

    NEW YORK – Wal-Mart is raising starting wages for more than 100,000 U.S. department managers and workers in its deli and other specialized departments ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Relatives of China boat passengers turn anger on government

    SHANGHAI – Huang Jing rushed to the office of the Shanghai Xiehe Tourism Agency as soon as he heard Tuesday morning about the sinking of a riverboat c ...
    June 2, 2015 - 8:21 am
  • Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

    NEW YORK – Bruce Jenner's transition is complete."Call me Caitlyn," declares a headline on the July ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Many health insurers go big with initial 2016 rate requests

    Dozens of health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they're going to have to hike premiums ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine

    CHICAGO – The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tu ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:02 am
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