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  • Scramble to fill top jobs in House after Boehner exit

    WASHINGTON – A chaotic scramble is on to fill the top GOP jobs in the House following Speaker John Boehner’s surprise resignation. Now the same conser ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • NASA: Mars appears to have flowing water

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Obama, Putin open talks on differences over Syria

    UNITED NATIONS – With a stony-faced handshake, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday began their first formal mee ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Another View: Another housing finance system

    It has been seven years since the U.S. government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to prevent those two mortgage-finance giants from collapsing an ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Donald Trump unveils tax plan that would lower taxes for millions

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millio ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • U.S. consumer spending up 0.4 percent in August

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer spending rose at a healthy rate in August, while income growth slowed after a big jump in July.
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Apple sells 13 million new iPhones in 3 days

    NEW YORK – Apple says it sold more than 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus phones in the three days since its iPhone launch, topping last year's early s ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • Pope Francis: Bishops who covered up for abuse guilty of wrongdoing

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE – Pope Francis has defended his words of consolation to U.S. bishops over the priest sex abuse scandal but says — for the first ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 9:19 am
  • Obama makes forceful defense of new development goals

    UNITED NATIONS – President Barack Obama on Sunday committed the U.S. to a new blueprint to eliminate poverty and hunger around the world, telling a gl ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Pope Francis joins hundreds of thousands for Mass

    PHILADELPHIA – Pope Francis led hundreds of thousands of the faithful Sunday at the last and biggest event of his joyful, six-day U.S. visit – a Mass ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • China vows billions of development dollars, debt forgiveness

    UNITED NATIONS – China’s president on Saturday pledged billions in aid and said Beijing will forgive debts due this year in an effort to help the worl ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • European nations shift to working together on migrant crisis

    STROSINCI, Croatia – Cooperation replaced confrontation Saturday among European nations as thousands of asylum-seekers streamed into Croatia in hopes ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Feds: Axle from duck boat in deadly crash ‘sheared off’

    SEATTLE – The left front axle of the duck boat involved in a deadly Seattle accident was “sheared off,” but federal investigators said Saturday they d ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Boehner’s departure raises question: Can House GOP be led?

    WASHINGTON – The gulf between tea party conservatives and establishment Republicans has grown so wide that it just swallowed up the speaker of the Hou ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Pope visits Philadelphia, extols America’s founding ideals

    PHILADELPHIA – Standing at the birthplace of the United States, Pope Francis extended a warm and affectionate welcome to recent immigrants and extolle ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:55 pm
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