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  • Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

    BAGHDAD – Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from t ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Nurse who survived Ebola sues hospital system

    DALLAS – The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • L.A. police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

    LOS ANGELES – Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a “brutal” videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man ha ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • No charges expected for policeman

    WASHINGTON – The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city’s mostl ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Woman with Putin critic didn’t see his killer

    MOSCOW – The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Spacecraft making 1st visit to Ceres

    PASADENA, Calif. – A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses Iran deal during conference speech

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the ...
    March 3, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Netanyahu assails Iran deal, touts U.S.-Israel ties

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, but the Isr ...
    March 2, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • New Mexico students join others in nation against PARCC tests

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New assessment tests that have angered parents and teachers across the nation prompted walkouts Monday by hundreds of high school ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change pra ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • Michael Jordan, 2 other NBA owners join Forbes' billionaire list

    NEW YORK – Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have reached new heights, making Forbes world list of billionaires.
    March 2, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January

    WASHINGTON – Consumer spending fell for a second consecutive month in January, weakness that was expected to be temporary. Income rose, reflecting str ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

    CHICAGO – Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable dis ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers

    WASHINGTON – In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politic ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

    YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an offi ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:47 pm
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