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  • First women move into Army platoon jobs

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

    NEW YORK – A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

    PRETORIA, South Africa – For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on app ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Congress is giving states the transportation blues

    DAYTON, Ohio – On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government's Highway Trust Fund ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws wh ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died following a shootout with police days after the bombings. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, has pleaded not guilty to federal charges ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 37

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — One more victim was recovered from the mudslide that hit the town of Oso, raising the death toll to 37, the Snohomish County med ...
    April 15, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seve ...
    April 15, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • Ukraine: Military secures airport from attack

    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine – In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they clashed Tuesday w ...
    April 15, 2014 - 1:05 pm
  • 5 Things to Know about Tax Day

    The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Suspect in Kansas shootings faces murder charges

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three p ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Japan pro-whaling lobby vows to continue hunts

    TOKYO — Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members vowed Tuesday to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruli ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • India's top court recognizes third gender category

    NEW DELHI — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselv ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Storm topples RVs near Mississippi's Gulf coast

    GAUTIER, Miss. — A storm barreled through Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, damaging or destroying about a dozen RV trailers at one campground, down ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

    PERTH, Australia – The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of t ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:18 am
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