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  • Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game

    WASHINGTON – Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to blame for the crisis in Flint, Michigan, that allowed lead-contaminated water t ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:56 pm
  • Decrying anti-Muslim bias, Obama pays 1st visit to U.S. mosque

    CATONSVILLE, Md. – President Barack Obama paid his first visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, appealing for tolerance for America's millions of Muslim ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Paul Ryan calls for unity, less anger from his fractious GOP

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to unify and stop fighting angrily among themselves as he tried steering his frac ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Adnan Syed, central figure in 'Serial' podcast, is arguing for new trial

    BALTIMORE – A convicted murderer who was the focus of a popular podcast is returning to court to argue he deserves another trial and a new chance at f ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Shadowy companies, big bucks: Election mystery money returns

    WASHINGTON – Campaign money from shadowy sources is back this election. More than $4 million of it channeled to outside groups helping presidential ca ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:34 am
  • Iowa shows polling is slippery business, getting more so

    WASHINGTON – Iowa's snow-covered fields and friendly villages were fraught with danger for pollsters, who had a tough time pinning down the state's fi ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Climate change and pets: More fleas, more heartworm

    LOS ANGELES – Climate change doesn't just affect habitats for wildlife. It's also affecting cats and dogs.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:31 am
  • Survey: U.S. employers added a solid 205K jobs in January

    WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses added a solid 205,000 jobs last month, lifted by robust gains in services and construction and extending a streak of stea ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Republican Sen. Rand Paul is dropping his 2016 campaign for president, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:16 am
  • Big freight railroads to miss safety technology deadline

    WASHINGTON – Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won't meet a 2018 deadline to start using safe ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Former DA says he believes Bill Cosby can't be prosecuted

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The former district attorney who declined to arrest Bill Cosby on sex-crime charges a decade ago testified Tuesday that he essential ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Hillary Clinton wins Iowa, campaigns turn to New Hampshire

    NASHUA, N.H. – Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Syria allows aid into rebel-held area as peace talks stall

    GENEVA – The Syrian government allowed aid into a rebel-held area near Damascus on Tuesday in what appeared to be a goodwill gesture after U.N.-mediat ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • Obama, GOP seek common ground

    WASHINGTON – Can President Barack Obama and Republicans put aside years of ill will to secure a few big breakthroughs in Obama’s final year? Don’t get ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Top US commander says war in Afghanistan is not a lost cause

    WASHINGTON – The top American commander in Afghanistan told lawmakers on Tuesday that the war is not a lost cause and underscored his optimism with a ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:33 pm
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