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  • Belgium lays to rest heroine who saved countless GI lives

    BASTOGNE, Belgium – A Congo-born nurse was laid to rest in a quiet corner of Belgium on Saturday, surrounded by emissaries from the King and the Unite ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Gulf Coast marks Katrina's fury, celebrates rebirth

    NEW ORLEANS – As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tiss ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • More ID, bag checks on Europe's trains after foiled attack

    PARIS – European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed t ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Ridin' with Biden? Clinton challenge a rough road for the VP

    MINNEAPOLIS – The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper.Joe Biden may be consider ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that h ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Man charged with murder in Houston area deputy shooting

    HOUSTON – Prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a sheriff’s deputy who was gunned down from behind w ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

    LOS ANGELES – Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall sco ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • 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
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