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  • Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history

    NEW YORK – The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government a ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Burying the dead after Pakistan’s school massacre

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – One of the gravediggers at Peshawar’s largest graveyard has a rule: He never cries when he buries the dead. He’s a professional, ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

    SAN DIEGO – Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.The search fo ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • 5 things to know about year-end tax breaks

    WASHINGTON – In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individ ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

    NEW YORK – A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushe ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • U.S. sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U. ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system

    HAVANA – Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility betwe ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

    LOS ANGELES – The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for b ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba

    WASHINGTON – Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    DENVER – The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain – a move that rekindled t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it mor ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Lawmaker wants investigation of St. Louis prosecutor

    ST. LOUIS – A Missouri lawmaker is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying he “manipulated” the grand jury i ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

    WASHINGTON – Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about p ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Pakistan executes militants, bombards tribal areas

    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insur ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:38 pm
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