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  • UN weather agency: It's a record hot out there this year

    WASHINGTON – Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth’s wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Met ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Obama grants reprieve to turkeys 'Honest' and 'Abe'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama spared two turkeys named for one of the nation’s most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall to 260,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that b ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace

    MOSCOW – Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at le ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Presidents Barack Obama and Francois Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes again ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 1:13 am
  • U.S. officials signal move toward embracing self-driving cars

    LOS ANGELES – Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology i ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • U.S. traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Health co-op failure in New York leaves doctors owed millions

    NEW YORK – The sudden collapse of the largest nonprofit insurance cooperative created by President Barack Obama's health care law is causing headaches ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • U.S. consumer confidence falls hard in November

    WASHINGTON – Confidence in the economy eroded this month as Americans became more worried about the job market.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Minneapolis police say 5 shot near protest scene

    MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis police were searching Tuesday for three white male suspects suspected of shooting at five Black Lives Matter demonstrators, ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • Donald Trump says he'd bring back waterboarding

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the U.S. should engage in much more aggressive interrogation techniques on terror ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • When are stores open on Thanksgiving or Black Friday?

    NEW YORK – After the turkey and stuffing comes the kickoff of the holiday shopping season. And even though most retailers are offering the same deals ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Today's Talker: Utilities see potential in drones to inspect lines, towers

    BLENHEIM, N.Y. – U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous work of inspecting power lines an ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Brussels stays on high alert due to imminent threat

    BRUSSELS – With hundreds of troops patrolling Brussels for a second day and authorities hunting one or more suspected militants, the Belgian governmen ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
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