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  • School district police stock up free military gear

    LOS ANGELES – School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored v ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Obama reaffirms opposition to U.S. combat in Iraq

    TAMPA, Fla. – President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, des ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

    WASHINGTON – Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. – Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavi ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

    WEED, Calif. – They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber tow ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Obama’s Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3 ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq

    WASHINGTON – American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    WASHINGTON – HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security weaknesses that put users' p ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Judge extends grand jury in Ferguson shooting case

    ST. LOUIS – A judge has extended the term of the grand jury considering whether a white suburban St. Louis police officer should be charged in the sho ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

    WASHINGTON – The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks t ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • Islamic State extremist group issues new curriculum in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes a ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Kids’ poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine

    CHICAGO – An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation’s heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally sw ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Once-troubled reverse mortgages making comeback

    WASHINGTON – Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutin ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

    WASHINGTON – Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar’s al-Udeid air base in ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

    WASHINGTON – Chicago, New York and Honolulu have made the short list to host Barack Obama's future presidential library.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 3:57 pm
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