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  • Hong Kong police arrest 19 at protest site

    HONG KONG – Hong Kong police said early this morning that they have arrested 19 people, some of whom are believed to have organized crime ties, after ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Afghan army death rate spikes 30 percent

    KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan army desperate for more advanced military equipment is suffering death rates 30 percent higher in the 2014 fighting sea ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Despite rules, nursing homes still lack sprinklers

    Tens of thousands of the country’s most vulnerable people are living in nursing homes without adequate sprinklers or that are missing them altogether, ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • FAA chief visits sabotaged Chicago-area facility

    AURORA – The head of the Federal Aviation Administration and lawmakers toured a sabotaged Chicago-area air traffic facility Friday, saying they were s ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Nobel peace panel in focus as 2014 awards begin

    STAVANGER, Norway – With the 2014 Nobel Prize announcements around the corner, Norway is considering shaking up the five-member committee that selects ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Crew disinfects home where Ebola patient stayed

    DALLAS – A hazardous-materials crew decontaminated the Texas apartment Friday where an Ebola patient was staying when he got sick, while public-health ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Clinton plans midterm campaign push for Democrats

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton is lending her name and support to a half-dozen key midterm races for the Senate and several for governor as she c ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • U.S. job growth is rising solidly, so why isn't pay?

    WASHINGTON – Where are the pay raises?Employers in the United States are hiring at a brisk pace. Une ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Abbas to seek $4 billion for Gaza reconstruction

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The Palestinian president will ask donor countries for $4 billion for Gaza reconstruction after a summer war between Israel an ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • GM issues 2 more recalls for SUVs, mini cars

    DETROIT – General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North Americ ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 8:58 am
  • U.S. jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 pct.

    WASHINGTON – U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 8:35 am
  • Protesters to pack meeting on education changes

    DENVER – Students and teachers fighting a plan to promote patriotism and downplay civil disobedience in some suburban Denver U.S. history courses are ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • 5 mysteries of U.S. job market waiting to be solved

    WASHINGTON – Just how healthy is the U.S. job market?Despite steady hiring and falling unemployment, ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Gun foes plan to match NRA spending in races

    WASHINGTON – Gun control groups said this is the year they finally go toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and match their foe’s imposing ca ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • FACT CHECK: Obama on jobs, health care

    WASHINGTON – A few of President Barack Obama's claims in his speech at Northwestern University on Thursday and how they compare with the facts:
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 4:36 pm
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