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  • Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male

    NEW YORK – Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman."
    April 24, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

    NEW YORK – When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • What could McDonald's do to pull its business from slump?

    NEW YORK – When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently.
    April 24, 2015 - 7:46 pm
  • After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

    WASHINGTON – The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's relianc ...
    April 24, 2015 - 6:58 pm
  • Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

    NEW YORK – PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial s ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • More than 12 hurt as stage collapses at Indiana high school

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – More than a dozen students suffered minor injuries after a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at a ce ...
    April 24, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • Lynch gets approved as attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation’s first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more th ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Lawyer says fatally injured arrestee lacked belt

    BALTIMORE – No video captured what happened to Freddie Gray inside the police van where officers heaved him into a metal compartment after pinning him ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

    NEW YORK – Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Michael Brown’s parents file lawsuit against the city of Ferguson

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Michael Brown’s parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal bat ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of delay.
    April 23, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

    NEW YORK – For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably the presidential hop ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Obama says he takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Thursday he takes "full responsibility" for a U.S. counterterrorism mission that inadvertently killed an Amer ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • U.S. new-home sales collapse in March

    WASHINGTON – Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted in March, as the spring buying season opened with sharp declines in the Northeast and South.
    April 23, 2015 - 9:21 am
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