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  • Congress considers changes to Secret Service after break-in

    WASHINGTON – Key members of Congress are weighing dramatic changes to the embattled Secret Service, including moving it out of the Homeland Security D ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Step toward artificial hand with a sense of touch

    WASHINGTON – Scientists are moving closer to an artificial hand that can feel: Implanted electrodes allowed some amputees to tell by touch how gently ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Obama: U.S. will keep making progress in Iraq, Syria

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told top military commanders Wednesday that he's confident the U.S. will keep making progress in its fight against ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Day of legal confusion leaves gay couples in limbo

    LAS VEGAS – County clerks in Nevada turned away gay couples eager to marry Wednesday amid a flurry of conflicting court decisions, including a U.S. Su ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Woman with brain cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.The 29-yea ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:41 pm
  • Next edition of HealthCare.gov debuts with a mistake

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, with some improvements as well as at least one early mist ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • Dallas hospital: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. dead

    DALLAS – A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State produce few gains

    BAGHDAD – After two months, the U.S.-led aerial campaign in Iraq has hardly dented the core of the Islamic State group's territory. The extremist figh ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Conservative states balk at gay marriage action

    WICHITA, Kan. – Conservative officials in some of the six states where Supreme Court action this week likely cleared the way for same-sex weddings say ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Ebola evades European defenses; pet dog must die

    MADRID – Health officials in Spain rushed to contain the Ebola virus Tuesday after it got past Europe’s defenses, quarantining four people at a Madrid ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • LED there be light: 3 share Nobel for blue diode

    STOCKHOLM – An invention that promises to revolutionize the way the world lights its homes and offices – and already helps create the glowing screens ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Americans living longer as most death rates fall

    NEW YORK – Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inche ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Here's the status of gay marriage in all 50 states

    The Supreme Court turned away appeals this week that effectively raised the number of states allowing the practice from 19 to 30. On Tuesday, a federa ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Asian carp DNA found in Kalamazoo River

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Genetic material from Asian carp has been found in the Kalamazoo River in southwestern Michigan, but there's no indication the ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Gay marriage decision reignites GOP debate

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision has reignited a debate inside the GOP that many Republican leaders hoped to avoid ahead of the ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 3:22 pm
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