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  • Missing ingredient for millennials buying a home: Down payment savings

    WASHINGTON – Short of savings and burdened by debt, America's millennials are struggling to afford their first homes in the face of sharply higher pri ...
    April 20, 2016 - 8:53 am
  • Report: Life expectancy dipped a bit for white women in U.S.

    NEW YORK – Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report.
    April 20, 2016 - 8:52 am
  • US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters to Iraq

    BAGHDAD – The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send eight Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight ...
    April 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Trump, Clinton sweep to victory in New York

    NEW YORK – Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday’s New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a di ...
    April 19, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • Donald Trump campaign plane flying with expired registration

    WASHINGTON – One of Donald Trump's jets has been flying for months with an expired registration, Federal Aviation Administration records showed Tuesda ...
    April 19, 2016 - 2:35 pm
  • Fidel Castro gives rare speech saying he will soon die

    HAVANA – Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech on Tuesday to the Communist Party he put in power a half-century ago, ...
    April 19, 2016 - 1:50 pm
  • Immigrant kids placed with adults who are in U.S. illegally

    LOS ANGELES – The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are in the coun ...
    April 19, 2016 - 8:27 am
  • In Kansas, lawmakers lose patience with Gov. Sam Brownback's tax cuts

    TOPEKA, Kan. – After he became Kansas governor in 2011, Sam Brownback slashed personal income taxes on the promise that the deep cuts would trigger a ...
    April 19, 2016 - 8:26 am
  • Dramatic rescue amid rubble gives Ecuador hope for survivors

    MANTA, Ecuador – Rescuers pulled three people out alive Monday after they had been trapped for more than 32 hours in the rubble of a shopping center t ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • U.S. forces deliver aid to Japanese earthquake-hit areas; 44 dead

    MINAMIASO, Japan – About 100,000 evacuees, some sleeping outdoors or in their cars, endured chilly weather Tuesday and another large aftershock as the ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Houston area submerged after 16 inches of rain in 24 hours

    HOUSTON – More than a foot of rain had fallen by Monday evening in parts of Houston, submerging scores of subdivisions and several major interstate hi ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • AP wins Pulitzer for stories on enslaved fishermen in Asia

    NEW YORK – The Associated Press won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for documenting the use of slave labor in Southeast Asia to supply se ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon misled Congress by using inaccurate or vague information about sexual assault cases in an effort to blunt support for a Sena ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Clinton, Trump seek to quiet critics in New York

    NEW YORK – From a car wash in Queens to a hockey arena in Buffalo, both parties’ presidential candidates spread out across New York on Monday in a fin ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Netflix original programming helping it overtake No. 1 HBO

    SAN FRANCISCO – Look out, HBO. Last year, Netflix produced more original programming than cable’s premium-network leader, according to numbers from bo ...
    April 18, 2016 - 9:05 pm
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