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  • Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies at 90

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life day

    WASHINGTON – With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictio ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

    NEW YORK – Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York's most powerful and canny ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Yemen's US-backed president quits; country could split apart

    SANAA, Yemen – Yemen's U.S.-backed president quit Thursday under pressure from rebels holding him captive in his home, severely complicating American ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Atomic scientists: We’re getting closer to a human-caused doomsday

    WASHINGTON – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

    LOS ANGELES – A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Euro plunges, but European brands are not on sale in US

    NEW YORK – Americans hoping to save on European goods thanks to a falling euro shouldn't rush to uncork that bottle of French Bordeaux. There's very l ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Judge dismisses more jurors from Colorado theater shooting case

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – A judge released about 60 people from jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting trial Thursday as the long, difficult task o ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Mitt Romney says leaders in both parties failing the nation

    SALT LAKE CITY – Outlining his possible rationale for a third presidential bid, Mitt Romney said Wednesday night that political leaders in both partie ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions

    WASHINGTON – Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he’s invited Israel’s prime minister to stand befo ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Jailed Virginia lawmaker charged

    RICHMOND, Va. – A Virginia lawmaker who was just re-elected despite being jailed for a sex scandal with a teenager has been indicted on four new felon ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Lab tests imply risk in e-cigarette vapor

    Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 3D ‘HoloLens’

    REDMOND, Wash. – Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows – and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

    WASHINGTON – Not another test!The lament of many schoolchildren was echoed across a congressional he ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • John Boehner invites Israeli leader to address Congress on Iran

    WASHINGTON – Rebuffing President Barack Obama on Iran, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he had invited Israel's prime minister to address a j ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:28 am
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