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  • Stage set for Obama’s meeting with Castro

    PANAMA CITY – President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro moved toward a groundbreaking meeting on the sidelines of the Summit of the Ameri ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Deputies put on leave in violent California arrest

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A Southern California sheriff placed 10 deputies on paid administrative leave Friday after a TV station recorded several of t ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Clinton to announce 2016 bid Sunday

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation and launch her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, skipping a ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Obama, Castro speak by phone amid bid to restore Cuba ties

    PANAMA CITY – The presidents of the United States and Cuba have spoken by phone for only the second time in more than 50 years, setting the stage for ...
    April 10, 2015 - 8:27 am
  • Oklahoma poised to allow nitrogen gas for executions

    OKLAHOMA CITY – With U.S. death penalty states scrambling for alternatives to lethal injection amid a shortage of deadly drugs, Oklahoma legislators b ...
    April 10, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Historic encounter with Cuba's Castro awaits Obama in Panama

    PANAMA CITY – Turning the page on a half-century of hostility, President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will soon remove Cuba from the U.S. list of ...
    April 9, 2015 - 8:01 pm
  • Here's the best new reason to wash your car often

    DETROIT – If you live where salt is used to clear the roads of snow and ice, U.S. safety regulators have a message for you: Wash the underside of your ...
    April 9, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • Walgreens aims to close about 200 U.S. stores

    Walgreens will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation’s largest drugstore chain has no plans to shri ...
    April 9, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • Durst pleads not guilty; writes letter to LA Times

    NEW ORLEANS – Millionaire Robert Durst, wanted in California on a murder charge, pleaded not guilty Thursday to two Louisiana weapons charges related ...
    April 9, 2015 - 7:40 pm
  • Rand Paul struggles to get campaign started smoothly

    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Sen. Rand Paul’s first days as a presidential candidate have not gone as planned.
    April 9, 2015 - 7:37 pm
  • Blacks blame shooting on police indifference to complaints

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – There is almost nothing in Michael Thomas Slager’s police personnel file to suggest that his bosses considered him a bad appl ...
    April 9, 2015 - 7:37 pm
  • Dollar may be next screw for U.S. to tighten on North Korea

    TOKYO – The last time the United States tried the military option on North Korea, more than a million died, a hostile and unexpectedly resilient adver ...
    April 9, 2015 - 9:35 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise but still at low level

    WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but applications for jobless aid overall remain low — a reassuring sign after hiri ...
    April 9, 2015 - 8:45 am
  • Video of police shooting inflames debate

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The fatal shooting of a black man running from a white police officer inflamed the nation’s debate over police use of force W ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • ‘Moderate risk’ of storms, tornadoes in Middle America

    NORMAN, Okla. – Forecasters cautioned millions of people in Middle America to keep an eye to the sky Wednesday and Thursday amid threats of hail, high ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:56 pm
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