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  • Violence fuels debate among Muslims over interpreting faith

    CAIRO – After gunmen in Paris killed 12 people, Saudi Arabia’s top body of Muslim clerics quickly condemned the attack and said it could have no accep ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • French police seek slain terror suspect’s widow

    PARIS – A young Frenchwoman of North African origin, she opted to wear an Islamic veil, though she said the pious choice of attire cost her a job as a ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Oil could drive down ethanol profits, but industry shielded

    SHENANDOAH, Iowa – Roughly 100 grain trucks a day filled with corn continued to flow into the Green Plains ethanol plant in southwest Iowa this week – ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Medicare pays doctors to coordinate care

    WASHINGTON – Adjusting medications before someone gets sick enough to visit the doctor. Updating outside specialists so one doctor’s prescription does ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • AP sources: Romney considering 3rd run for White House

    WASHINGTON – In a move that surprised his most loyal supporters and former staff, Mitt Romney told several donors Friday he's seriously considering a ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Streak of solid hiring bolsters confidence about 2015

    WASHINGTON – A healthy month of hiring in December capped the best year for U.S. job growth since 1999, demonstrating that employers are more confiden ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • 1793 penny sells for $2.35 million at Florida auction

    DALLAS – A U.S. one-cent piece dating to 1793 has sold at auction for $2.35 million.Dallas-based Her ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Al-Qaida member in Yemen says group directed Paris attack

    CAIRO – Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula directed the attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris "as revenge for the honor" ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – President Barack Obama on Friday announced an ambitious, multibillion-dollar proposal to pay for two years of community college for ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • Thomas Bach: Boston bid for 2024 Olympics is 'a strong one'

    LONDON – Boston Strong — even IOC President Thomas Bach seems to have adopted the slogan.Bach welcom ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • French police kill gunmen in twin attacks, free 16 hostages

    PARIS – With explosions and gunfire, security forces Friday ended three days of terror around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who stag ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • House poised to pass pipeline bill as state court clears way

    WASHINGTON – As House Republicans prepared to pass legislation Friday to authorize construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Nebraska's highest co ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 9:09 am
  • IFC's 'Portlandia' takes a different path in season 5

    LOS ANGELES – Ask Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein to give up hints about the new season of "Portlandia," and a few words suffice to make any true a ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Massive manhunt continues for 2 suspects in Paris attack

    PARIS – Police SWAT teams backed by helicopters tracked two heavily armed brothers with al-Qaida sympathies suspected in the newsroom massacre of a sa ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:49 pm
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