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  • On immigration, Boehner challenges Senate Democrats to 'get off their ass'

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner challenged Senate Democrats Wednesday to "get off their ass" and pass a bill to fund the Homeland Security Dep ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Jon Stewart's exit from 'The Daily Show' as a phony newsman a loss to real news

    NEW YORK – Jon Stewart's fans were gobsmacked by the sad news he delivered on Tuesday's edition of "The Daily Show": He's leaving his phony anchor des ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Trial opens for ex-Marine accused in 'American Sniper' death

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas – A Texas rodeo store has temporarily run out of baseball caps honoring Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL depicted in the blockbuster movi ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 8:23 am
  • 100-car pileup on South Korean bridge leaves 2 dead, 68 hurt

    SEOUL, South Korea – Two people were killed and at least 68 were injured Wednesday in a pileup involving about 100 vehicles in foggy weather on a brid ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • IMF boss trial: Prostitute said orgy was like ‘antiquity’

    LILLE, France – Disgraced former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn sat nonchalantly with folded-arms and stretched legs Tuesday, ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Miss., W.Va. toughest on school immunizations

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With rampant diabetes and obesity, Mississippi and West Virginia have struggled with health crises. Yet when it comes to getting c ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Oil on wild ride; How will it end?

    NEW YORK – The price of oil is on a wild ride, and there is little agreement on where it’s headed.Af ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Lawyer sparks debate about checkpoints

    MIAMI – Drivers at drunken-driving checkpoints don’t have to speak to police or even roll down their windows. They just have to place their license an ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Arizona mountain town mourns for American woman held by ISIS

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. – The small Arizona town where Kayla Jean Mueller grew up gathered in grief Tuesday upon learning that the 26-year-old aid worker who ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Report: Time to examine purposely cooling planet idea

    WASHINGTON – It’s time to study and maybe even test the idea of cooling the Earth by injecting sulfur pollution high in the air to reflect the sun’s h ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • White House asking authorization for military to fight ISIS

    WASHINGTON – The White House circulated a proposal Tuesday that would authorize the U.S. military to fight Islamic State terrorists but assure Congres ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Redefining chronic fatigue with better diagnosis, new name

    WASHINGTON – Doctors are getting a new way to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome – and influential government advisers say it's time to replace that ha ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Kraft’s Capri Sun to drop high-fructose corn syrup from juice

    NEW YORK – Kraft Foods says it will start sweetening its Capri Sun drinks with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback rescinds order protecting gay state workers

    TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas will no longer specifically ban discrimination against gays, lesbians and the transgendered in hiring and employment in much of ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • On trip to UK, Scott Walker gets away from university flap

    MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker may have picked the perfect time to get out of Wisconsin for a few days.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 4:26 pm
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