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  • Volunteer deputy sold company, returned to police work

    TULSA, Okla. – After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his ear ...
    NEW: April 17, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • U.S. senator says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

    CONCORD, N.H. – The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.
    NEW: April 17, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Google shaking up search recommendations on smartphones

    SAN FRANCISCO – Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that’s expected to sway ...
    NEW: April 17, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

    LOS ANGELES – California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Obama calls delay of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch 'crazy'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Carly Fiorina aims to keep Hillary Clinton from playing the 'gender card'

    NASHUA, N.H. – Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Iraqi officials say Saddam deputy believed killed

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials said Friday they believe that government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former deputy of Saddam Hussein who for o ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

    CONCORD, N.H. – The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.
    April 17, 2015 - 9:20 am
  • Adventurous raccoon makes 58-story climb up Toronto crane

    TORONTO (AP) — A death-defying raccoon has caused a sensation in Toronto for climbing a crane about 698 feet (213 meters) up a downtown skyscraper.
    April 17, 2015 - 8:46 am
  • Gulf health 5 years after BP oil spill: Resilient yet scarred

    From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament to the resi ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • Higher U.S. gas prices spark modest inflation in March

    WASHINGTON – Rising gas prices in March led to a slight increase in inflation, a sign that some of the broader economic impact from cheaper oil is fad ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Coming to the Kentucky Derby? Leave selfie sticks at home

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the 160,000 people crammed into Churchill Downs on Derby Day, picture-taking can run neck-and-neck with betting and sipping mint ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

    WASHINGTON – Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty porti ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • New Kansas welfare rules say poor can't spend on concerts, tattoos, lingerie

    TOPEKA, Kan. – A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic ...
    April 16, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen – Al-Qaida seized control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen on Thursday, consolidating its hold on the ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:24 pm
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