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  • How the U.S. mission in Syria has evolved and could expand

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. campaign against the Islamic State in Syria has evolved in the past couple of years from airstrikes and training of local forces ...
    March 17, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • Trump, Merkel try to sidestep differences in first meeting

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to sidestep their differences in a meeting Friday at the White House, bu ...
    March 17, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • Trump OKs changes in GOP health care bill, winning support

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill Friday, bolstering the measure with su ...
    March 17, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • GOP, Dem lawmakers decry Trump's cut to Meals on Wheels

    WASHINGTON – Meals on Wheels, the popular service that provides food to the elderly, faces a sharp funding cut under President Donald Trump’s budget p ...
    March 17, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • Trump's defense budget boost raises questions on strategy

    WASHINGTON – An essential element is missing from President Donald Trump's plan for boosting the budgets of the U.S. military services by $54 billion ...
    March 17, 2017 - 8:24 am
  • Blues harmonica star James Cotton dead at 81

    AUSTIN, Texas – James Cotton, a Grammy Award-winning blues harmonica master whose full-throated sound backed such blues legends as Muddy Waters, Sonny ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:20 am
  • Trump's budget boosts military but cuts GOP, Dem favorites

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s new $1.15 trillion budget would reshape America’s government with the broad, conservative strokes he promised as ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • The one-card solution can swipe away credit card overload

    Credit card maximizers make carrying multiple cards their hobby, using this one for groceries and that one for travel, juggling due dates and rewards ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:11 am
  • Steps left before Minnesota man could face war-crime charges

    MINNEAPOLIS – Authorities in Poland moved quickly to issue an arrest warrant for a Minnesota man accused of participating in a World War II massacre, ...
    March 16, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • Fed raises rate and sees more hikes as U.S. economy improves

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaled that further hikes this year ...
    March 15, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions encourages cities to revive 1990s crime strategies

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Justice Department will encourage cities to revive violent crime-fighting strategies of the 1990s that focused on sending certain ...
    March 15, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • Northeast region hit by late-season snow

    Philadelphia and New York City got anywhere from a few inches of snow to around half a foot before the storm switched over mostly to sleet; forecaster ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Facing defiance, GOP moves on with health bill

    WASHINGTON – Facing mounting rank-and-file defiance, Republican leaders and the White House redoubled their efforts Tuesday to muscle legislation over ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Loud sound may cause more harm than we thought

    NEW YORK – Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent resear ...
    March 14, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Obama's final year: U.S. spent $36 million in lawsuits refusing to turn over records under FOIA

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over feder ...
    March 14, 2017 - 9:20 am
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