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  • 1M-plus face loss of food aid over work requirements

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could lose their government food stamps soon if they fail to meet work req ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Tip about van led to arrest of escapees in San Francisco

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – After a week with SWAT raids and a gang dragnet, it was an observant citizen who led police to the two remaining violent fugitives ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • 'Leave us alone' – people in Oregon town tired of standoff

    BURNS, Ore. – People who live in Burns, the small high desert town near a wildlife refuge that has been occupied by an armed group for a month, say th ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • America and its politics are in flux as 2016 voting begins

    DES MOINES, Iowa – First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington’s way ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • AP SPIN METER: Bernie Sanders says he'll quickly break up big banks

    WASHINGTON – Battling across Iowa ahead of the first-in-the-country vote on Monday, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are dueling on fertile populist ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • Now deeply Christian, Ted Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious

    AUSTIN, Texas – Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and pro ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • Obama to meet with Muslims on 1st visit to U.S. mosque

    WASHINGTON – In a public show of support, President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members Wednesday in Baltimore on his first president ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • A call to action from 2016 presidential hopefuls: Please, Iowans, vote

    MANCHESTER, Iowa – Bernie Sanders implored Iowa supporters Saturday to get on their feet in two days and turn their months-long infatuation with his u ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • Prosecutors use refuge occupiers' own words against them

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Ammon Bundy and his followers made ample use of social media and videos to summon armed recruits to join their takeover of a wildlife ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Prosecutors use refuge occupiers’ own social media against them

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Ammon Bundy and his followers made ample use of social media and videos to summon armed recruits to join their takeover of a wildlife ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2 million in gold

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • 1 of 3 fugitive inmates arrested

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – One of three violent fugitives who escaped from an Orange County jail surrendered to police Friday by contacting a woman he knew a ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Marco Rubio urges against mass deportation as fix to immigration

    MUSCATINE, Iowa – Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday that if he is elected president, he will not look to deport 12 million ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:46 pm
  • Biden, Cuomo call for more paid family leave in New York

    NEW YORK – One man remembered the anguished nights he spent at the bedside of his fatally ill son. The other spoke movingly about the last days he spe ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:45 pm
  • American Airlines posts record profit for 4Q, all of 2015

    FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines reported a record profit for the fourth quarter and all of 2015 as a sharp drop in fuel prices more than offset ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:36 pm
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