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  • Sand dune along Lake Michigan to remain closed this summer

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A popular sand dune at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore along Lake Michigan will remain closed this summer as scientists study ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    BEIRUT – Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    DUBLIN – Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland's most hard-fought referendum in decade ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • States retooling training for police

    BURIEN, Wash. – When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state’s police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • TLC pulls Duggar family series amid Josh Duggar misconduct reports

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct ...
    May 22, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Hillary Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

    WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diploma ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:44 pm
  • Obama tells people of Israel: 'America has its back'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Isra ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Finding cause of California oil spill could take months

    GOLETA, Calif. – The operator of an oil pipeline that broke and spilled thousands of gallons of crude across a scenic California shoreline says it cou ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:44 am
  • U.S. consumer prices up a slight 0.1 percent in April

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer prices were up slightly in April, but overall gains were held back by another decline in energy costs that offset the bigge ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:11 am
  • Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested

    WASHINGTON – A former Marine and ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Former Boko Haram captives still held by Nigerian military

    YOLA, Nigeria – The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling s ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

    GOLETA, Calif. – The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area’s catastrophic blowout in 1969, b ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Alaska’s popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Boy Scouts’ leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

    NEW YORK – The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops list

    HONOLULU – As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay’s powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sa ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:12 pm
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