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  • Arrested guard denies knowing of escape plot

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – A prison guard charged in connection with the escape of two killers admitted providing them with tools, paint, frozen hamburger an ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias

    WASHINGTON – A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Western wildfires: California fire grows, forces evacuations

    Wildfires are charging through several dry Western states, including a blaze in California that showed new life after burning for a week and forced so ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Hundreds attend funeral for South Carolina shooting victims

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – A choir and band launched into one of Ethel Lance’s favorite gospel tunes and roused hundreds of mourners from their seats Th ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Fewer Happy Meal orders opting for soda

    NEW YORK – McDonald’s says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards.
    June 25, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that p ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, ...
    June 25, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • U.S. consumers ramp up May spending; largest gain since 2009

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer spending surged in May with the biggest monthly increase in nearly six years — a sign of stronger economic growth ahead.
    June 25, 2015 - 8:17 am
  • New era ahead in police recruitment

    They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of fl ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • South Carolina honors victims; Alabama lowers flag

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Confederate flag flew high Wednesday outside the South Carolina Statehouse, but a large drape kept mourners from seeing it as the ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal is in the Republican race

    KENNER, La. – Pitching himself as a “doer” in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican president ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologizes, sentenced to death

    BOSTON – In a startling turn, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized for the lethal attack for the first time Wednesday just before a jud ...
    June 24, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to end decades-old waiting period for handguns

    MILWAUKEE – Gov. Scott Walker planned to sign a pair of bills that would loosen Wisconsin's guns laws Wednesday, legislation that had passed the Repub ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Hillary Clinton takes a 'just enough' strategy to fundraising

    ST. LOUIS – The stars are out to raise money for Hillary Rodham Clinton: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett at the Plaza Hotel, Jon Bon Jovi at home in Jersey ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Kurds keep up offensive against extremists in Syria

    BEIRUT – Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes, Kurdish fighters kept up an offensive through northern Syria on Tuesday, d ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:09 pm
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