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  • Chemical trade tries to shape regs

    WASHINGTON – The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in pro ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized

    PHOENIX – A judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

    NEW YORK – The nation’s gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, s ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

    JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia – Key Arab allies promised Thursday to “do their share” to fight Islamic State militants, but NATO member Turkey refused to join ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Utah teacher accidentally shoots self in leg at school

    SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school accidentally shot herself in the leg when the weapon ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • 4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

    NEW YORK – Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment rise to 315K

    WASHINGTON – More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

    PRETORIA, South Africa – The judge in Oscar Pistorius' trial ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian Thursday in the shooting de ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • UK leader rushes to fend off Scottish independence

    GLASGOW, Scotland – The British political establishment descended on Scotland on Wednesday to plead for a united United Kingdom, after polls suggested ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    WASHINGTON – Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednes ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties

    Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops final ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    WASHINGTON – Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in ref ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

    NEW YORK – Shia LaBeouf admitted Wednesday to acting up at a Broadway show, pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in one of several episodes of bizarr ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 5:28 pm
  • Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    WASHINGTON – Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwate ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • Airstrikes in Syria? Obama outlining Mideast plans

    WASHINGTON – In a high-stakes address to the nation Wednesday night, President Barack Obama planned to outline a broad expansion of the U.S. military ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:06 pm
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