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  • Japan officials discusses speech for anniversary of WWII end

    TOKYO – A panel of experts appointed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met for the first time Wednesday to discuss what he should say in a stateme ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON – Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Dep ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • US court declines to decide Illinois' benefits issue

    CHICAGO – A federal appeals court has declined to tackle the issue of whether Illinois’ constitution bars the reduction of health care benefits for re ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • 2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

    SUN CITY, Ariz. – Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursd ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Ted Cruz: Make candidates who claim conservatism prove it

    OXON HILL, Md. – Republicans must not let themselves be tricked into picking a moderate presidential nominee in 2016, by demanding their hopefuls have ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Net Neutrality: Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Ben Carson kicks off conservative CPAC event

    OXON HILL, Md. – Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson criticized "purveyors of division" and said the country needs to move in a new direction as he kicked ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:36 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to 313,000

    WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • Representatives grill Kerry on nuclear talks

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry played defense Wednesday on Capitol Hill, fielding dozens of questions from lawmakers worried about what Ir ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • 2 appear in court on charges they sought to join IS group

    NEW YORK – Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the U.S., ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • CEO sells programs to predict crime

    SALT LAKE CITY – The CEO of a Utah company that has emerged as a key player in a national movement to overhaul the justice system is a repeat offender ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Speed, apathy mute protests for Wisconsin right-to-work bill

    MADISON, Wis. – For two straight days this week, 2,000 union members converged on Wisconsin's Capitol to rally against a new right-to-work bill, chant ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

    WASHINGTON – Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview?
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation

    WASHINGTON – Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • U.S. new home sales barely nudge up in January

    WASHINGTON – Sales of new U.S. homes were basically flat in January, evidence that recent job gains and relatively low mortgage rates have yet to spur ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:27 am
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