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  • George W. Bush visits disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina

    NEW ORLEANS – Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region wher ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • On-air shooter threatened to make ‘headlines,’ showed anger

    ROANOKE, Va. – On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss’ hand as two police officers w ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Scientists squabble while Africa’s only penguins perish

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa – They’re cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins – the cont ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • China detains 11 over deadly warehouse explosion

    BEIJING – Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 government officials and company executives over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 145 ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country’s future ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Indiana Supreme Court hears dispute over ‘0INK’ plate

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s highest court heard arguments Thursday on whether a police officer was wrongly denied a vanity license plate saying ‘0INK,’ w ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

    NEW ORLEANS – Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the peopl ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Lawyer on trial, accused of coaching witnesses to lie

    CHICAGO – The question about how far lawyers can go in providing clients the strongest defense underlies a rare trial coming to a close in Chicago, wh ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Study can’t confirm results of many psychology experiments

    NEW YORK – A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Health official: States should post local vaccination info

    NEW YORK – How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Hillary Clinton likens GOP's views on women to those of terrorists

    CLEVELAND – Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president whe ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year

    WASHINGTON – The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican c ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • U.S. economy surged at 3.7 percent rate in April-June quarter

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy posted a much bigger rebound in growth during the spring than previously reported, thanks to greater spending by busines ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:35 am
  • Judge sentences Holmes to life

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The man who unleashed a murderous attack on a packed Colorado movie theater was ordered Wednesday to serve life in prison without ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • U.S. stocks rebound to log best day in 4 years

    An afternoon surge Wednesday gave the stock market its best day in close to four years, as stocks rebounded from a six-day slump.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:38 pm
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