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  • Greece does about-face, pledges big privatization push

    ATHENS, Greece – Work was supposed to begin next year on a $7.6 billion waterfront urban renewal project almost twice the size of New York's Central P ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • AP Poll: Sharp divisions after high court backs gay marriage

    NEW YORK – The Supreme Court's ruling last month legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide has left Americans sharply divided, according to an Associate ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Rain calms California fire that jumped freeway, burned cars

    LOS ANGELES – A rare summer storm helped firefighters advance Saturday on a wildfire that swept across a California interstate, torching vehicles and ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Military site shootings crystallize FBI terrorism concerns

    WASHINGTON – The deadly shootings at military sites in Tennessee illustrate the threat that FBI officials have warned about: violence directed against ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Nuclear deal has companies eyeing Iranian opportunities anew

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The nuclear deal is done. Now it’s time to talk business.While it will ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Donald Trump on Sen. John McCain: "war hero because he was captured"

    AMES, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized Arizona Sen. John McCain's military record Saturday, saying he was a "war hero ...
    July 18, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • Hitchhiking robot embarks on coast-to-coast tour across US

    BOSTON – With its thumb raised skyward and a grin on its digital face, the robotic creation of two researchers in Canada embarked on a hitchhiking jou ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • AP-GfK poll finds returning economic gloom

    WASHINGTON – Economic gloom may be on the rise again, with President Barack Obama's approval ratings stagnating, after buoyancy on both fronts earlier ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Apartment construction drives U.S. homebuilding surge in June

    WASHINGTON – U.S. builders broke ground on apartment complexes last month at the fastest pace in nearly 28 years, as developers anticipate that recent ...
    July 17, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Australia memorializes victims of Malaysian plane shot down

    SYDNEY – Tearful relatives of several Australians who were flying on the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine a year ago gathere ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Jury quickly convicts Colorado theater shooter of murder

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight B ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • 4 Marines and gunman die in attack on 2 military sites

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Th ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • 'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 24 Emmy Award nominations

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The elaborate fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" received a leading 24 Emmy Awards nominations Thursday, its stature apparently u ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to low level of 281,000

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week as employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs.
    July 16, 2015 - 9:36 am
  • Wisconsin court ends probe of presidential hopeful Scott Walker

    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ended a secret investigation into whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally co ...
    July 16, 2015 - 8:52 am
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