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  • U.S. unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will likely remain ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • Sheriffs concerned about Waze app

    WASHINGTON – Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google’s popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints t ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow

    BOSTON – Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the st ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

    BEIRUT – The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan’s rel ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Lynch defends Obama immigration changes

    WASHINGTON – Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama on Wednesday, as sh ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Hezbollah fires missile salvo, kills 2 Israeli soldiers

    SHEAR YASHUV, Israel – The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesd ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like to ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Most Americans including significant numbers of Republicans would want lawmakers to restore federal aid for buying coverage under Preside ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • DEA chief: U.S. abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

    WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates n ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Famed South Carolina civil rights protesters have convictions erased

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The convictions of nine South Carolina black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the civil rights mov ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • NTSB: Systemic flaws in safety oversight of gas pipelines

    WASHINGTON – Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipeline ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • New England states get hit by blizzard’s 2 feet of snow

    BOSTON – Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the m ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Leader warns Jews again are targets

    BRZEZINKA, Poland – A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis’ most notorious death camp Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent anot ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Military has wide discretion on Bowe Bergdahl charges

    WASHINGTON – Army and Pentagon officials said Tuesday there has been no decision on what, if any, criminal charges will be filed against Sgt. Bowe Ber ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, ev ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:24 pm
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