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  • Toys have best year in a decade

    NEW YORK – Toys are staging a comeback.The U.S. toy industry is expected to have its strongest year ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Bipedal bear flits through the woods, and activists fight state

    TRENTON, N.J. – Pedals the bipedal bear can clearly stand on its own two feet – but activists in his northern New Jersey terrain wonder for how long.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Ferguson protests influence actions at U. of Missouri

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – When cotton balls were found scattered outside the black culture center at the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in 2010 in a c ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Crews unstick old gum from famed Seattle wall

    SEATTLE – A piece of Seattle history is coming down – or rather, 1 million little pieces.Crews are c ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Russia fights back after being slammed over doping scandal

    MOSCOW – The Russian government has begun fighting accusations that the country operated a vast state-sponsored doping program, even as the first puni ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Syria’s swimmers find new home in German waters

    BERLIN – Sarah and Ysra Mardini pull bathing caps over their long, black hair and slide into the water, disappearing among the throng of swimmers with ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Myanmar in post-election limbo with official results trickling in

    YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar was trapped in a post-election limbo Tuesday with official results barely trickling in, although opposition leader Aung San ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Trump suggests Starbucks boycott

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is suggesting boycotting Starbucks over the minimalist design of its annual holiday cups.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • U.S. sues over proposed deal between United and Delta at Newark airport

    WASHINGTON – The federal government wants to block a deal that would increase United Airlines’ grip over Newark Liberty International Airport, saying ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Jimmy Carter says doctors find no new cancer growth

    ATLANTA – Doctors have found Jimmy Carter is responding well to treatment for cancer and report no evidence of new tumors, according to a statement re ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Bush answers question about ‘baby Hitler’

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Candidate Jeb Bush said he once got an email asking if he would go back in time, if it were possible, and kill the baby Adolf Hitle ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Veterans’ bond strengthened by donation

    NEW YORK – Serving together in Vietnam, John Middaugh and Henry “Bill” Warner forged an Army-brothers bond they knew was profound and lasting.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Vietnam vet pushes for national memorial for 9/11 veterans

    SAN DIEGO – Jan Scruggs knew as a young Army infantryman returning from Vietnam that his fellow veterans and his entire country needed a place to go t ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Hillary Clinton says she doesn't back declaration of war against ISIS

    DERRY, N.H. – Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she does not currently support seeking a declaration of war against the Islamic State, citing the di ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • UK: In 1st, global temps could average 1°C higher

    STOCKHOLM – This year is on track to be a record 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) hotter than the 19th-century average, hitting a symbolic mi ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:18 am
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