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  • In New Zealand, feud over fate of 1902 corpse ship

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – The S.S. Ventnor sank 112 years ago off the northern New Zealand coast, bearing unusual cargo: the exhumed bodies of 499 Chi ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Iran nuke talks face obstacles even with more time

    VIENNA – The United States and Iran say a new deadline in nuclear talks could allow them to finally reach a deal. But Tehran's apparent reluctance to ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

    WASHINGTON – Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’ ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Official: Afghan president orders military review

    KABUL, Afghanistan – President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan’s defense forces, including discussing ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • U.S. economy posts even stronger growth in Q3

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in more than a ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

    WASHINGTON – Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Russian envoy Konstantin Dolgov: Ferguson shows U.S. discrimination

    MOSCOW – The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that will undermine the country's stab ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Most police shootings don't end with prosecutions

    WASHINGTON – A Missouri grand jury's decision to spare police officer Darren Wilson from criminal charges is the latest in a long line of police shoot ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • U.S. home price gains slow for 10th straight month

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of avail ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Ferguson businesses torched in overnight protests

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a gra ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Grand jury doesn't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shootin ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18 civilians Monday

    WASHINGTON – On Monday, President Barack Obama bestowed America’s highest civilian honor on trailblazers in the arts, sports and politics, along with ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

    BOCA RATON, Fla. – The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.Less than two years a ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Attorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokes ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:27 am
  • Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow are easing. But high winds have become another ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 2:17 pm
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