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  • Russia confounds U.S. with Syria military moves

    NEW YORK – Now, 1,506 days since the Obama administration first declared that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s “days are numbered,” he’s still there, a ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Google: What people search about 2016 candidates

    NEW YORK – Potential voters who take their curiosity about presidential candidates to Google are interested in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s age, Jeb Bush’ ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Hurricane and rainstorm locked in dangerous dance

    WASHINGTON – Hurricane Joaquin is locked in a dance with an extraordinarily heavy rainstorm that is already drenching the Carolinas. As the two draw c ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 1:04 am
  • Nun takes TV shot to pay order’s debts

    PUEBLA, Mexico – A plain-spoken Mexican nun has become an unlikely television star while trying to save her congregation from mounting debts.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • AP Sources: EPA tightening limits on smog-causing ozone

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has set a new national ozone standard, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and resp ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • Tensions rising, U.S. and Russian military holding Syria talks

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon began talks Thursday with Russian military officials on ways to avoid U.S. and Russian forces firing on each other in Syria ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • U.S. manufacturing barely expands as global economy slows

    WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturers expanded at their slowest pace in two years last month, held back by faltering global growth and cutbacks in oil and g ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • U.S. auto sales surge in September at Ford, Fiat Chrysler, GM

    Major automakers booked double-digit sales gains last month in the U.S. market, helped by strong growth from key brands like Jeep and a later Labor Da ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 9:26 am
  • Hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline begins in South Dakota

    PIERRE, S.D. – Opponents in South Dakota of a proposed $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil east said they worry it could contaminate water ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Questions raised over clerk’s pope visit

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The private meeting Pope Francis held with defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is a strong papal endorsement of religious resistance to ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Congress approves bill to keep government open

    WASHINGTON – Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal governm ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Survey: U.S. businesses added jobs in September at solid pace

    WASHINGTON – Buoyed by strong consumer spending and steady home sales, U.S. businesses added jobs at a healthy pace in September, according to a priva ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 8:26 am
  • Iowans who sought to draft Christie in 2011, back him again

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie got a big boost in Iowa Tuesday when six major Republican donors and activists woo ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Taliban secure hold on key Afghan city despite airstrike

    KABUL, Afghanistan – A day after capturing their first major city since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion, the Taliban fanned out in full force Tuesday, clos ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Soul-searching in House as McCarthy tries to lock up top job

    WASHINGTON – Stunned and divided, House Republicans sought a way forward Tuesday as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pledged to bring them together afte ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:25 pm
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