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  • Hillary Clinton server hack attempts came from China, Korea, Germany

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, containing an electronic inventory of some 55,000 pages of emails from her stint as secret ...
    NEW: Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Rupert Murdoch suggests Obama isn't 'real black president'

    NEW YORK – The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, issued an apology Thursday after he faced social media backlash followin ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • Holiday sales seen rising 3.7 percent

    NEW YORK – Americans are expected to spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays, weighed down by sluggish wage growth an ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 8:42 am
  • Ben Carson defends his comment on mass shootings

    NEWARK, N.J. – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is defending his comments that he would try to overwhelm a shooter and "would not just sta ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • Kevin McCarthy's pledge to conservatives: 'I'm not John Boehner'

    WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is making a promise to conservative Republican lawmakers — "I'm not John Boehner" — as he seeks thei ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss President Obama arise

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Oregon shooter’s mother wrote about guns online

    PORTLAND, Ore. – The mother of the Oregon gunman who killed nine in a college classroom apparently wrote about her love of guns in an online forum, re ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Clinton, Sanders draw contrasts

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton is beginning to draw contrasts with her chief Democratic rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, as they approach thei ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • New auto safety tech leaves some drivers bewildered

    WASHINGTON – Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Factory supervisor wins $310.5M Powerball

    LANSING, Mich. – A supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot said Tuesday that she immediately quit her o ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Workers removing Ten Commandments from Oklahoma Capitol

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was bei ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • U.S. government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures o ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 8:28 am
  • U.S. trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion in August

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 8:27 am
  • Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. contai ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Questions arise about neighborhood where slide killed 139

    SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala – Emergency workers spent a fourth day digging bodies out of a massive mudslide on Monday, watching the death toll ri ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:09 pm
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