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  • Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

    GENEVA – After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK – Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many are ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • With brute force, Islamic State subdues tribes

    BEIRUT – The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gi ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground

    ATLANTA –To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an eff ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • OPEC to keep oil output on hold

    VIENNA – Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Obama’s immigration action fuels worrying

    SAN DIEGO – Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Hong Kong police arrest protesters

    HONG KONG – Police arrested key student leaders as they cleared the most volatile of Hong Kong’s three pro-democracy protest camps on Wednesday, deali ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

    CHICAGO – The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busies ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system – 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a d ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Colorado mastodon bones show ancient, warmer Earth

    DENVER – A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what h ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Mo. grand jury papers full of contrary details

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished h ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • After 1 month, U.S. Ebola monitors are finding no cases

    NEW YORK – For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina. Their isolation was interrupted each mo ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Some immigrants get Social Security, Medicare benefits under Obama's actions

    WASHINGTON – Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits Under President Obama's new executive actions would be eligible ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Thanksgiving travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms

    Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:58 am
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