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  • 175 states signing landmark Paris deal on climate change

    UNITED NATIONS – Leaders from at least 175 countries were signing the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal took a key step fo ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:47 pm
  • McDonald's U.S. sales jump, boosted by all-day breakfast

    NEW YORK – McDonald's said U.S. sales jumped in the first quarter as it raised prices, worked on improving service and benefited from the popularity o ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:16 pm
  • Democratic Pennsylvania congressman facing bribery charges has 1st primary challenge in 20 years

    PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah hasn't had a primary fight for two decades, but he now has three opponents in his heavily Democratic Philadelphi ...
    April 22, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • AP Exclusive: Color index for U.S. border security is rejected

    SAN DIEGO – Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security dropped its color-coded terror threat index developed after the 9/11 attacks amid ...
    April 22, 2016 - 8:34 am
  • Solar plane successfully departs from Hawaii with no fuel

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Two pilots are slowly carving their way into a new future of solar-powered flight as one embarks on the latest leg of their aro ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Volkswagen owners will get a choice: a buyback or repairs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The owners of nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens in the U.S. will have the option of selling them back to the company or ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • U.S. Navy accuses Gulf commander of misconduct

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy officer relieved of commanding a Persian Gulf patrol ship allegedly failed to maintain equipment to the ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home at age 57

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. – Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Trump presses GOP leaders to embrace him as certain nominee

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Donald Trump’s chief lieutenants pushed skeptical Republican leaders Thursday to embrace him as their likely presidential nominee, d ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Donald Trump voices opposition to North Carolina's transgender bathroom law

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday that transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they ...
    April 21, 2016 - 1:26 pm
  • Report: Tea Party congressman Marlin Stutzman uses campaign funds for family trip to Ronald Reagan presidential library

    INDIANAPOLIS – A Facebook page belonging to the wife of an Indiana congressman touted the family's visit to the Ronald Reagan presidential library in ...
    April 21, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • Underdog presidential candidates spend heavily to catch up

    WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders continued to outpace rival Hillary Clinton in fundraising — and spending — last month, new ...
    April 21, 2016 - 8:47 am
  • 3 officials charged in Flint water crisis; more predicted

    FLINT, Mich. – The Flint water crisis became a criminal case Wednesday when two state regulators and a city employee were charged with official miscon ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Up to 500 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck last week

    GENEVA – As many as 500 people are feared dead after a shipwreck last week in the Mediterranean Sea, two international groups said Wednesday, describi ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Study: Warming giving U.S. type of weather we prefer for now

    WASHINGTON – Global warming has mostly made the weather more pleasant for Americans over the last 40 years, which may explain why much of the public d ...
    April 20, 2016 - 9:04 pm
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