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  • Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

    TOKYO – Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood – or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syr ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Romney’s exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Mitt Romney’s exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backin ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

    NEW YORK – Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.The govern ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that

    WASHINGTON – Whose Internet is it anyway?Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commiss ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

    ROSWELL, Ga. – The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hosp ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

    WASHINGTON – After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that ne ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russ ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

    WASHINGTON – Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Consumers fuel steady U.S. economy as rest of world struggles

    WASHINGTON – There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

    WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next ge ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • U.S. economic growth slows to 2.6 percent in fourth quarter

    WASHINGTON – U.S. economic growth slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday, Jan. 30

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 8:29 am
  • Obama calls for spending surge in rising economy

    WASHINGTON – Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress t ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Families plead for lives of IS hostages

    AMMAN, Jordan – The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State group pleaded for their loved ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:53 pm
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