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  • Oil slicks off California span 9 miles; cleanup underway

    GOLETA, Calif. – Slicks of oil that spilled into California coastal waters from an onshore pipeline spanned a total of 9 miles Wednesday, and a compan ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Obama: Climate change deniers endanger national security

    NEW LONDON, Conn. – President Barack Obama says climate change deniers are endangering national security.
    May 20, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin meat labeling law

    WASHINGTON – A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
    May 20, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

    WASHINGTON – If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping w ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Clinton urges State Department to speed release of emails

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department on Tuesday to speed the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secre ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Motorcycle gang shootout started with parking dispute

    WACO, Texas – A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang membe ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Los Angeles City Council votes for $15 minimum wage

    LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council gave initial approval Tuesday to raising minimum pay in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • For many low-income workers, calling in sick is a luxury

    NEW YORK – For Shannon Henderson, getting a cold or flu could be the difference between putting food on the table and going hungry.
    May 19, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Court rejects State Dept. plan for release of Hillary Clinton emails

    WASHINGTON – A federal judge rejected the State Department's proposal to release portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hil ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • U.S. home construction surges to fastest pace since 2007

    WASHINGTON – U.S. homebuilders ramped up construction in April to the fastest pace in nearly seven-and-a-half years, hinting at newfound momentum for ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:26 am
  • Charges filed against 170 motorcycle gang members

    WACO, Texas – About 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs were charged with engaging in organized crime Monday, a day after a shootout at a Texas rest ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Rout in Ramadi calls U.S. Iraq strategy into question

    WASHINGTON – The fall of Ramadi calls into question the Obama administration’s strategy in Iraq.Is t ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal forms presidential exploratory committee

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took another step toward running for president Monday, announcing the formation of an exploratory commi ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Appeals court sides with Google in anti-Muslim film case

    SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court panel should not have forced YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Obama puts stricter controls on military-style for police

    WASHINGTON – Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government f ...
    May 18, 2015 - 8:17 am
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