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  • Reporter mocked by Trump says the 2 knew each other well

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump said he couldn’t have been making fun of a reporter’s disability because he doesn’t know the man. Not so, says the reporter.
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count

    HONOLULU – A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant st ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage

    NEW YORK – The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.Gone are the throngs of frenzie ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning

    PARIS – A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8

    BEIRUT – A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an intern ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • After Paris, U.S. political shift on privacy vs. security

    WASHINGTON – The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government’s post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Local free community college plans may be template for U.S.

    CHICAGO – An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community co ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner faces challenges in move to block Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner says his moratorium attempting to block Syrian refugees from resettling in Illinois is simply a request for the Obama ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:57 am
  • 2 arrested over with attack on Mali luxury hotel

    BAMAKO, Mali – Malian special forces have arrested two men over last week's attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 19 people, according t ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:37 am
  • Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against Islamic State

    MOSCOW – The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remain ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:33 am
  • Growth – but not expansion – seen in U.S. Internet gambling market

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Internet gambling is slowly growing – but not expanding – after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria base to deter Turkey

    MOSCOW – In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against IS

    PARIS – French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 a ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Urban farmers find success leads to eviction

    OMAHA, Neb. – After four years of growing and selling produce in the heart of Omaha, Ali Clark has become an expert at yanking out her black raspberry ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Criminal justice issues showing up in 2016 presidential race

    WASHINGTON – On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:55 pm
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