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  • NASA launching new spacecraft

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s quest to send astronauts into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight. The new Orion ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Obama: Doesn’t want ‘militarized’ police

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama asked federal agencies Monday for concrete recommendations to ensure the U.S. isn’t building a “militarized cultur ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case

    WASHINGTON – From the violent lyrics of rap music to the crude comments of teenagers in video-game chat rooms, the Supreme Court struggled Monday over ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • House nearing vote on 1-year package of tax breaks

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans are moving to pass a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Elizabeth Lauten, GOP aide, resigns over criticism of Obama daughters

    WASHINGTON – An aide to a Republican congressman resigned Monday after her Facebook post criticizing President Barack Obama's daughters touched off a ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

    WASHINGTON – The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.Sen. Lamar ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • U.S. factory growth slips in Nov. but still healthy

    WASHINGTON – U.S. factories were slightly less busy in November, as production and hiring slowed, though the level of activity remained strong.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • LGBT baby boomers face tough retirement hurdles

    NEW YORK – For Kathy Murphy, the difference between being gay or straight is $583 a month.Retirement ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 8:30 am
  • Ferguson jurors feared safety

    FERGUSON, Mo. – The grand jury responsible for reviewing the fatal shooting of Michael Brown faced “an awesome burden” and “an awful lot of work.”
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Police: 3 South Africans killed in Afghan attack

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Taliban suicide attackers killed the South African leader of a foreign aid group, his son and daughter and an Afghan worker in an ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Cyber Monday to hype online shoppers

    NEW YORK – After a busy holiday weekend in shopping malls, millions of Americans are expected to log on and keep shopping on the day dubbed Cyber Mond ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Pope, patriarch want end to IS attacks

    ISTANBUL – Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians demanded an end to the persecution of religious minorities in Syri ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Darren Wilson, Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown, resigns

    FERGUSON, Mo. – The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said Saturday, nearly ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Murder charges against Egypt's Mubarak dismissed

    CAIRO – A judge dismissed murder charges Saturday against former President Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security chief over the killing of proteste ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Pope prays in Istanbul mosque in new outreach

    ISTANBUL – Pope Francis stood Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east in one of Turkey's most important mosques, a powerful vision of Ch ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 5:33 pm
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