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  • Cathy Lanier, DC police chief, stepping down to head security for NFL

    WASHINGTON – Washington police chief Cathy Lanier, the first woman to lead the department and one of the nation's longest-serving and most popular big ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 1:20 pm
  • British manufacturers see costs jump in wake of Brexit vote

    LONDON – The pound's sharp drop following Britain's vote to leave the European Union is starting to weigh on companies, particularly manufacturers, by ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • U.S. home construction climbed to a 6-month high in July

    WASHINGTON – Apartment construction in the Northeast fueled a jump in home building in July as the pace of housing starts nationwide reached the stron ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 9:37 am
  • Insurer Aetna slashes ACA exchange participation to 4 states

    Aetna has become the latest health insurer to retreat from the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges by announcing a pullback that will further deple ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 9:13 am
  • U.S. factory output jumps 0.5 percent for biggest gain in year

    WASHINGTON – U.S. factories cranked out more autos, machinery and chemicals in July, lifting production by the most in a year.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 9:01 am
  • 'Act of God': Ruinous flooding catches Louisiana off guard

    BATON ROUGE, La. – An act of God is how some are describing it, a catastrophic 48-hour torrent of rain that sent thousands of people in Louisiana scra ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Trump calls for 'extreme vetting' of immigration applicants

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Donald Trump on Monday called for “extreme” ideological vetting of immigrants seeking admission to the U.S., vowing to significantl ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Milwaukee police chief was surprised by violence after fatal shooting

    MILWAUKEE – After a night of violence that left half a dozen businesses in flames, the Milwaukee police chief expressed surprise at the level of unres ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • New York imam shooting suspect arrested on murder charges

    NEW YORK – Police arrested and charged a man with murder late Monday night in the brazen daytime shooting deaths of an imam and his friend as they lef ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Rudy Giuliani appears to briefly forget 9/11 at speech backing Donald Trump

    NEW YORK – Rudolph Giuliani, promoting Donald Trump's national security plan, said Monday that in the "eight years before (President Barack) Obama cam ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Fact Check: Donald Trump gets his Mideast history wrong

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump on Monday painted the Middle East as an oasis of stability before Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, arguing th ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 4:41 pm
  • NASA: July 2016 was Earth's hottest in recorded history

    WASHINGTON – NASA calculates that Earth just broiled to its hottest month in recorded history.Even a ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 3:50 pm
  • VP Joe Biden: Donald Trump is 'thoroughly unqualified' for presidency

    SCRANTON, Pa. – Vice President Joe Biden assailed Donald Trump's ability to lead America at home and abroad on Monday, branding him as indifferent to ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 3:24 pm
  • Milwaukee leaders blame outsiders for violence

    MILWAUKEE – City leaders blamed outside agitators Monday after a second straight night of violence wracked Milwaukee's mostly black north side in prot ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Police: Man shot in Milwaukee had a gun in his hand

    MILWAUKEE – The black man whose killing by police touched off rioting in Milwaukee was shot by a black officer after turning toward him with a gun in ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:10 am
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