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  • U.N.: Climate change costs to poor underestimated

    LIMA, Peru – The cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be two or even three times higher than previously thought, the U ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Record-setting cat with 2 faces dies at 15

    NORTH GRAFTON, Mass. – This cat had two faces – but only nine lives.A feline named Frank and Louie a ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Job gains put U.S. on pace for best growth since '99

    WASHINGTON – A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Rolling Stone casts doubt on U.Va. rape story

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Rolling Stone cast doubt Friday on its story of a young woman who said she was gang-raped at a fraternity party at the Universi ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Police: Chokehold victim complicit in own death

    NEW YORK – Eric Garner was overweight and in poor health. He was a nuisance to shop owners who complained about him selling untaxed cigarettes on the ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • NASA: 'There's your new spacecraft, America!"

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – NASA’s newest space vehicle, Orion, accomplished its first test flight with precision and pizazz Friday, shooting more than 3,60 ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Obama shakes up Pentagon leadership, not policy

    WASHINGTON – The nomination of policy wonk Ashton Carter to lead the Defense Department marks the most significant change to President Barack Obama’s ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • U.S. consumer debt rises $13.2 billion in October

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in October but at a slightly slower pace than in the previous month as credit card use slowed.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 2:19 pm
  • Civilian complaints against New York City police down

    NEW YORK – Civilian complaints against New York City police are down this year, especially in the months since the chokehold death of an unarmed black ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Obama taps Pentagon veteran Ashton Carter to lead Department of Defense

    WASHINGTON – Shaking up his Pentagon leadership, President Barack Obama tapped policy wonk Ashton Carter to oversee the sprawling Defense Department F ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • House leaders move to avoid immigration showdown

    WASHINGTON – Trying to avoid a showdown over immigration, House Republican leaders are moving to make a deal with Democrats to pass a spending bill th ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • How holiday shoppers are getting smarter

    NEW YORK – Shoppers are getting smarter.The start of the holiday shopping season shows a simple disc ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 10:13 am
  • Report: No evidence Chris Christie involved in bridge plot

    TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey lawmakers probing politically motivated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge last year have found no evidence tha ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Dawn of Orion: NASA launch opens new era in space

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's new Orion spacecraft zoomed toward a high point of 3,600 miles on an orbital test flight Friday, ushering in a new era o ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • Police cases converge to stir national debate

    NEW YORK – The New York chokehold case converged with the Ferguson shooting and investigations out of South Carolina and Cleveland to stir a national ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:54 pm
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