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  • North Korea mobilizes on 200-day economic speed campaign

    WONSAN, North Korea – The bright red slogans hang from buses, government buildings and even some restaurants and gas stations, urging North Koreans to ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Trustees: Tiny rise in Social Security benefits next year

    WASHINGTON – Millions of Social Security beneficiaries would get a tiny increase in monthly payments next year – less than $2.50, about enough to buy ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • British politicians make final appeals in EU vote campaign

    LONDON – With Britain’s membership in the European Union on the line, campaigners from the prime minister on down blanketed the country Wednesday tryi ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Trump attacks Clinton, calls her 'world class liar'

    NEW YORK – Donald Trump launched a blistering attack Wednesday on Hillary Clinton’s record and character, slamming his presidential rival as a “world ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump's distortions on Hillary Clinton

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump's fierce denunciation of Hillary Clinton on Wednesday was rife with distortion.
    June 22, 2016 - 5:01 pm
  • Emails: Key security features disabled on Hillary Clinton's server

    WASHINGTON – State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem with then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's home ...
    June 22, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • Marco Rubio, in reversal, will seek re-election to Senate

    WASHINGTON – Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio announced Wednesday will run for re-election to the Senate from Florida, reversing h ...
    June 22, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • House Republicans offering proposals for health care changes

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks ...
    June 22, 2016 - 7:50 am
  • Rory McIlroy opts out of Rio Olympics over Zika concerns

    Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika viru ...
    June 22, 2016 - 7:49 am
  • Boeing says it signs historic sales agreement with Iran Air

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing Co. said Tuesday it signed an agreement with Iran Air "expressing the airline's intent" to buy its aircraft, ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Hundreds of new evacuations across West as wildfires surge

    LOS ANGELES – Surging wildfires on Tuesday forced new evacuations of hundreds of homes across the West, while firefighters began beating back a pair o ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • No 'magic bullet' against jihadist propaganda, Lynch says

    ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando massacre at a popular gay nightclub shows no one yet has “found the magic bullet” to prevent Americans from being inspired ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Clinton warns that Trump would plunge economy into recession

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Donald Trump would send the U.S. economy back into recession, warning his “reckless” approach would ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Plane lands at South Pole in daring winter medical rescue

    WASHINGTON – After flying through dangerous dark and cold, a rescue plane landed Tuesday at the South Pole to evacuate a sick worker from a remote U.S ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Republican senator Susan Collins seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

    WASHINGTON – A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorist ...
    June 21, 2016 - 4:21 pm
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