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  • Cheating website subscribers included White House, Congress workers

    WASHINGTON – Hundreds of U.S. government employees – including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies – us ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Feeling the heat: Earth in July was hottest month on record

    WASHINGTON – Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • U.S. home sales soar in July to fastest pace since early 2007

    WASHINGTON – Americans stepped up their home-buying for a third straight month in July, as sales accelerated to the strongest pace in eight years.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:14 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid tick up to still-low 277K

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose slightly last week, yet remained at a low level consistent with a solid job market.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 8:15 am
  • Scientists find how obesity gene functions

    Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new a ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Hackers expose millions on cheating website

    LONDON – Hackers said they have exposed unfaithful partners across the world, posting what they said were the personal details of millions of people r ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • U.N. to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

    VIENNA – Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Islamic State beheads aging Syrian scholar in Palmyra

    DAMASCUS, Syria – The 81-year-old antiquities scholar had dedicated his life to exploring and overseeing Syria’s ancient ruins of Palmyra, one of the ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Israel suspends detention of hunger striker

    JERUSALEM – Israel’s Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the detention order against a Palestinian prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for 65 da ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Minority of U.S. Catholics know pope’s climate views

    NEW YORK – A new survey finds fewer than half of Roman Catholics in the U.S. know about Pope Francis’ bombshell teaching document on curbing climate c ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • At core, Clinton prefers pragmatism over passion

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. – During her failed 2008 White House campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton derided rival Barack Obama’s lofty talk of hope and change as e ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Fogle to plead guilty to sex charges

    INDIANAPOLIS – Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Planned Parenthood, Florida reach agreement over abortions

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Planned Parenthood says three of its clinics can resume performing first-trimester abortions after reaching an agreement with ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • U.S. consumer inflation slowed in July

    WASHINGTON – The biggest drop in airline fares in nearly two decades slowed consumer inflation in July following two months of slightly faster gains.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 8:39 am
  • Massive blazes across dry West drain firefighting resources

    CHELAN, Wash. – Wildfires are putting such a strain on the nation's firefighting resources that authorities have activated the military and sought int ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:45 pm
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