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  • Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.
    NEW: April 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Campaigning Hillary Clinton says economy has 'stalled out'

    KEENE, N.H. – Hillary Rodham Clinton has a dismal assessment of the U.S. economy. She says it's "stalled out."
    April 20, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Lelisa Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Carolina Rotich takes women's race

    BOSTON – Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first title to the city in ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Survey: U.S. businesses expect sales to rebound, more hiring

    WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiri ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Man charged in fight over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is better

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man's ar ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Spain: Teacher killed, 4 wounded by student in Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain – A Spanish student reportedly armed with a crossbow and a knife killed a substitute teacher and wounded four others at a school in B ...
    April 20, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • 5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Five years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • For next president, a way out of the health care fights?

    WASHINGTON – Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation’s health care overhaul without fighting Congress.
    April 19, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

    WASHINGTON – United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media p ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in capsized boat

    ROME – A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’ ...
    April 19, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians

    CAIRO – Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sund ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Five takeaways from GOP hopefuls' New Hampshire happening

    NASHUA, N.H. – Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls were in New Hampshire this weekend for a party conference, the first gathering of its k ...
    April 19, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

    NASHUA, N.H. – Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Rep ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders

    NASHUA, N.H. – The Republican Party's most ambitious have stormed into New Hampshire for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, polit ...
    April 18, 2015 - 8:11 am
  • 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 ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:35 pm
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