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  • Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

    LOS ANGELES – Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spoc ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • What color is the dress?

    It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?Friends ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • UK spies face questions about failure to stop 'Jihadi John'

    LONDON – Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that Britain's intelligence services do a good job and make "incredibly difficult judgments," after ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • 8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

    TYRONE, Mo. – A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small Missouri town before apparen ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • U.S. economic growth in Q4 revised down to 2.2 percent

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • Vandalism shows the Internet’s vulnerability

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrup ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank

    Facebook users who don’t fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fil ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Rice, Power to address attendees of AIPAC meeting

    WASHINGTON – In a move that may ease – or exacerbate – spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Pot fight between mayor, Congress could cost the city

    WASHINGTON – The new mayor of the nation’s capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • IS abducts more Christians

    BEIRUT – Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abduc ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Japan officials discusses speech for anniversary of WWII end

    TOKYO – A panel of experts appointed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met for the first time Wednesday to discuss what he should say in a stateme ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON – Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Dep ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • US court declines to decide Illinois' benefits issue

    CHICAGO – A federal appeals court has declined to tackle the issue of whether Illinois’ constitution bars the reduction of health care benefits for re ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • 2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

    SUN CITY, Ariz. – Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursd ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Ted Cruz: Make candidates who claim conservatism prove it

    OXON HILL, Md. – Republicans must not let themselves be tricked into picking a moderate presidential nominee in 2016, by demanding their hopefuls have ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:19 pm
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