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  • Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wedn ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Knox defense calls conviction grave error

    ROME – Amanda Knox’s defense lawyer urged Italy’s highest court on Wednesday to overturn the American’s conviction in the 2007 murder of her British r ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

    WASHINGTON – Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 tri ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Kerry flies to Switzerland for make-or-break nuke talks

    WASHINGTON – With an end-of-March deadline days away, Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back into negotiations with Iran, hoping to seal a fram ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Sen. Ted Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

    WASHINGTON – GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed t ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • Wisconsin trooper killed in shootout was new academy grad

    FOND DU LAC, Wis. – A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper just three months out of the academy and working his "dream job" died in a shootout with a bank r ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • AAA: Phones, other distractions a big problem for teen drivers

    WASHINGTON – Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers th ...
    March 25, 2015 - 8:20 am
  • Boehner ‘baffled’ by reports Israel spied on talks

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he’s “baffled” by reports that Israel spied on negotiators in the closed-door talks over Ira ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Indian court rejects ban on ‘offensive’ Internet messages

    NEW DELHI – India’s top court affirmed people’s right to free speech in cyberspace Tuesday by striking down a provision that had called for imprisonin ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Baja workers strike for better conditions

    SAN QUINTIN, Mexico – Workers at large, export-oriented farms in the Mexican border state of Baja California have led a week of violent protests over ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Taco Bell’s waffle taco is dead; biscuit taco to replace

    NEW YORK – The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco.Taco Bell is laun ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Homeland Security official employed improper influence

    WASHINGTON – The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors in three cases involving the ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Sen. Cruz wants to scrap IRS if elected

    WASHINGTON – Promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service is a good talking point for political candidates who are looking to fire up the Republi ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Fix for crashes rejected by transportation companies

    RALEIGH, North Carolina – America’s railroads want five more years to stop train wrecks using a high-tech system costing more than $15 billion.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

    NEW YORK – Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will c ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:07 pm
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