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  • Chileans hope to recover from country's worst wildfires

    SANTIAGO, Chile – The flames consumed everything on Sonia Diaz's land: the machinery, supplies, even the shed for her sheep. But the 70-year-old artis ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • 20 NIU students affected by Trump travel ban

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University student Atef Alghzzy is concerned about how President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and travel w ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • U.S. hits 13 people, dozen companies in new Iran sanctions

    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on 13 people and a dozen companies in response to Iran's recent ballistic missile te ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • U.S. added a healthy 227,000 jobs last month; unemployment rate up to 4.8 percent

    WASHINGTON – U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that Presid ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 8:08 am
  • Fact Check: Kellyanne Conway cites Bowling Green 'massacre' that didn't happen

    A top aide to President Donald Trump has cited a 2011 "massacre" in Kentucky that never happened as a reason why the administration's temporary ban on ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Amazon increasingly wants to be its own deliveryman

    NEW YORK – Amazon isn't content just being the "everything store." Increasingly, it looks like it wants to be its own deliveryman, too.
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • U.S. says civilians likely killed in Yemen raid; inquiry begins

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. military said Thursday it is investigating last weekend’s raid by U.S. special operations forces in Yemen and that innocent civi ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Trump can't say 'Hasta la vista' to 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump can't seem to bring himself to say "Hasta la vista, baby" to "Celebrity Apprentice."
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Berkeley campus chaos spurs questions at free-speech bastion

    BERKELEY, Calif. – Chaos that erupted at the University of California, Berkeley, to oppose right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was shocking not j ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Police storm Delaware prison, end hostage standoff; guard found dead

    SMYRNA, Del. – Using a backhoe to smash through a barricade of footlockers, authorities stormed Delaware's largest prison early Thursday and ended a n ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Trump pledges to end political limits on churches

    WASHINGTON – Declaring that religious freedom is "under threat," President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that says ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Trump rattles world leaders as Cabinet tries to soften tone

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s spats with U.S. allies as close as Mexico and as unlikely as Australia are leaving his new secretary of state and others i ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:36 pm
  • Congress scraps Obama rules on coal mining, guns

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled Congress on Thursday scrapped Obama-era rules on the environment and guns, counting on a new ally in the White ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 4:05 pm
  • President Trump vows to repeal political limits on churches

    WASHINGTON – Warning that religious freedom is "under threat," President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal the Johnson Amendment, an IRS rule barr ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • U.S. unemployment claims slide by 14,000 to 246,000

    WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, another sign that U.S. workers are enjoying job security.
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 8:20 am
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