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  • Feeding the homeless: Act of charity or a crime?

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Despite being charged with violating a new law by feeding the homeless in South Florida, 90-year-old Arnold Abbott said he's n ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 278,000

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market should continue to improve.
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Obama vows to 'get the job done' with Republicans

    WASHINGTON – One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to t ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • GOP Congress to weigh marijuana legalization in D.C.

    WASHINGTON – The national marijuana legalization debate is moving into the backyard of a Republican-controlled Congress, now that the District of Colu ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Pope mulls removing marriage annulment charges

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced the hardships Catholics can face when seeking marriage annulments, revealing he once fired an offic ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • The day after: Obama, GOP in new political dynamic

    WASHINGTON – A weakened President Barack Obama and emboldened Republican leaders in Congress began adjusting to a new political dynamic Wednesday afte ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • 5 things to know about the outcome of the midterms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The verdict delivered by voters in the midterm elections will have profound implications for the final two years of President Barack ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Senate News Guide: Republicans win Senate

    Republicans wrapped up Senate control before midnight, their wish list becoming reality:WISH LIST—Wi ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Oil prices tumble on Saudi discount move

    LONDON – Oil prices slumped to multi-year lows on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia cut the price of oil sold to the U.S., a move that is shaking an already ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Report: Islamic State group abused captive Kurdish children

    BEIRUT – Islamic State militants tortured and abused Kurdish children captured earlier this year near the northern Syrian town of Kobani, beating them ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Governors: Wisconsin's Walker bests Democrat Burke

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker won re-election over Democratic challenger Mary Burke Tuesday, overcoming fierce opposition fro ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • GOP wins Senate control, ready to confront Obama

    WASHINGTON – Republicans claimed the Senate majority Tuesday for the first time in eight years, riding President Barack Obama's unpopularity to victor ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Varying rules from photo ID to provisional ballots

    ATLANTA – Republicans, Democrats and their advocacy groups are gearing up to navigate an Election Day governed by voting rules that have changed since ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Debris from downed spaceship found 35 miles away

    LOS ANGELES – Federal accident investigators say that tiny pieces of an experimental spaceship that broke up in flight have been found 35 miles from t ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • World Trade Center reopens for business

    NEW YORK – Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center has opened for business – marking an emotional milestone ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:41 pm
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