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  • Health law's nonprofit insurance co-ops awash in red ink

    WASHINGTON – Fed up with the insurance industry, Democrats used the health care overhaul to create nonprofit co-ops that would compete with the corpor ...
    July 30, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Confederate flags placed at Ebenezer church near MLK Center

    ATLANTA – Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • U.S. economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recover ...
    July 30, 2015 - 8:41 am
  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    SAN FRANCISCO – Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other socia ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Ohio cop indicted in traffic-stop shooting

    CINCINNATI – A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • GOP presses Planned Parenthood aid ban, faces long odds

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans pressed their fight Wednesday to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, but likely opposition from at least one GOP se ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for mo ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court

    HARARE, Zimbabwe – Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil were in court on Wednesday as anger at the kill by an A ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • U.S. pending home sales slip in June

    WASHINGTON – The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales grow ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Jail releases more footage of Bland

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas – Texas authorities Tuesday released several hours of video footage of Sandra Bland during her three days in jail to address rumors t ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for figh ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Accused man thought lion hunt was legal

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he thought everything about ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Missing teens strayed from planned route into open ocean

    TEQUESTA, Fla. – Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Trump continues to dangle 3rd party prospect

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump is running for president as a Republican, and he says that won’t change – so long as he’s “treated fairly.”
    July 28, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Obama addresses Republican criticism of Iran nuke deal

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:06 pm
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