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  • States raising taxes, fees and debt to pay for road repairs

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Morgan Freeman's granddaughter stabbed to death in Manhattan

    NEW YORK – Actor Morgan Freeman is mourning the death of his granddaughter. She was found stabbed to death Sunday on a Manhattan street.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Julian Bond, former NAACP chairman and activist, dies at 75

    ATLANTA – Julian Bond’s life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from his efforts as a militant young man to start a student protest group al ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • FAA says problem that caused flight delays has been resolved

    WASHINGTON – Air traffic was snarled and passengers' tempers frayed on Saturday as many flights to and from airports throughout a large swath of the N ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Front-runners Clinton, Trump descend on Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa – As Hillary Rodham Clinton walked among the booths of funnel cakes and corn dogs at the Iowa State Fair, trailed by a massive pack o ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Super cold, slew of snow in Old Farmer's Almanac forecast

    CONCORD, N.H. – Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Police investigate officer's 'Michael Brown bonus' post

    FERGUSON, Mo. – St. Louis County police are investigating a Facebook post in which one of its officers discusses how he spent his "annual Michael Brow ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Law enforcement, attorney among 9 arrested in man's death

    SAN FRANCISCO – A long and largely forgotten death investigation in California's Central Valley has led to a vast and unexpected set of arrests that i ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Soldier’s journey to heal spotlights ‘soul wounds’ of war

    SAN DIEGO – “It was just another day in Mosul,” the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn’t l ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Italy: At least 40 migrants dead at sea, 320 others rescued

    ROME – At least 40 migrants died Saturday in the hold of an overcrowded smuggling boat in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya, apparently killed by f ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Japan emperor offers ‘remorse’ on WWII surrender anniversary

    TOKYO – Emperor Akihito expressed rare "deep remorse" over his country's wartime actions in an address Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of Japan' ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • China blast zone evacuated over contamination fear; 104 dead

    TIANJIN, China – New small explosions rocked a disaster zone in the Chinese port of Tianjin on Saturday as teams scrambled to clear dangerous chemical ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Japanese leader Abe stops short of apology for World War II

    TOKYO – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged Friday that Japan inflicted “immeasurable damage and suffering” on innocent people in World War II, but ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Firefighter rescued from blast zone in China's Tianjin port

    TIANJIN, China – Rescuers pulled out a firefighter who was trapped for 32 hours after responding to a fire and huge explosions in the Chinese port cit ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Gulf eats away at coast outside levee-protected New Orleans

    DELACROIX, La. – Rocky Morales is watching his small Louisiana town of Delacroix slowly melt into the water. The woods where he played hide-and-seek a ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 11:42 pm
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