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  • Obama cautions against overreaction to IS attacks

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group “cannot strike a mortal blow” ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Swing state Colorado mulls universal health care proposal

    DENVER – A new plan for government-run health care that covers everyone is coming from a surprising corner: Colorado, a politically moderate swing sta ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • AP fact check: Most GOP candidates flunk climate science

    WASHINGTON – When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican conten ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Ted Cruz seeks to cast himself as the electable conservative

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Ted Cruz is among the most hated men in Washington, reviled by leaders of both parties as an ideological hard-liner loyal only to t ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Paris attacks rooted in Brussels bring question: Why Belgium

    BRUSSELS – The family homes of the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks and one of the suicide bombers stand only a few blocks apart in the Belgi ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • When truth is a casualty of terrorist fears

    WASHINGTON – If truth is the first casualty of war, it can also take a beating in a time of terrorism. A week of raging debate over Syrian refugees an ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • U.S. religious leaders make forceful appeal to admit refugees

    In rare agreement across faith and ideological lines, leaders of major American religious groups have condemned proposed bans on Syrian refugees, cont ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Effectiveness of college threat assessment teams is debated

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – As the fall semester began, communications professor and campus jester Kembrew McLeod organized a parody news conference to poke fun ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • American killed in Mali worked to improve global health

    WASHINGTON – As a Peace Corps volunteer, expert in global health and the mother of a 7-year-old boy, Anita Ashok Datar devoted her life to caring for ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Document: Homecoming parade crash suspect wasn't intoxicated

    STILLWATER, Okla. – A court document indicates the woman accused of killing four people and injuring dozens of others after driving through Oklahoma S ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Former US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords finishes 40-mile bike tour

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has completed a 40-mile charity bike tour in Tucson, Arizona, less than five years after she was g ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Louisiana picks Democrat as next governor, rejecting Vitter

    NEW ORLEANS – Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David V ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Post-mortem: Burying the dead in a most violent year

    BALTIMORE – In the corner of his office, John Williams set down a gilded headstone that was in the shape of a teddy bear. Williams had just made it to ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Weather extremes spur farmers’ interest in cover crops

    WICHITA, Kan. – Weather extremes have reignited farmers’ interest in planting cover crops, a traditional farming practice that is gaining renewed popu ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Recovery just beginning for many of Paris wounded

    PARIS – One bullet tore into Amandine Andretto’s right leg, shattering her tibia. Another hit her in the arm. For three interminable hours, her parent ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:29 pm
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