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  • Watchdog group that fought Roman Catholic Church faces upheaval

    ST. LOUIS – A victims’ support group that helped force the Roman Catholic Church to confront the problem of child-molesting priests is going through u ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • Anti-Trump protests complicate start of his presidency

    WASHINGTON – Scrappy as ever, Donald Trump on Monday dismissed polls showing low approval ratings as “fake news.” But whatever his opinion, active opp ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Appeals court weighs Trump ban as travelers arrive to tears

    WASHINGTON – The fierce battle over President Donald Trump’s travel and refugee ban edged up the judicial escalator Monday, headed for a possible fina ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • 2 states say allowing President Trump's travel ban would 'unleash chaos again'

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump's ban on refugees an ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 8:26 am
  • Patriots overcome 25-point deficit for fifth Super Bowl title

    HOUSTON – Tom Brady led the Patriots to the greatest comeback in the history of the Super Bowl – if not all of American sports – on Sunday.
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 1:18 am
  • 'La La Land' continues dance to the Oscars with DGA win

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle waltzed off with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards, Saturday. It’s ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:56 am
  • White House predicts courts will reinstate travel ban

    WASHINGTON – Rebuffed in its bid for a quick reversal, the White House said Sunday it expected the courts to reaffirm President Donald Trump’s executi ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:54 am
  • Trump, when asked about Putin, says U.S. isn't 'so innocent'

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump said he respects Vladimir Putin, and when told the Russian leader is “a killer,” Trump said the United ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:55 am
  • Super Bowl ads go political in a big way

    NEW YORK – Messages about America, inclusiveness – and, yes, even “four years of awful hair” – kept bubbling up in Super Bowl 51 ads from Airbnb, the ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • Trump launches his attack on banks' financial restraints

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump launched his long-promised attack Friday on banking rules that were rushed into law after the nation’s economic cr ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • Chileans hope to recover from country's worst wildfires

    SANTIAGO, Chile – The flames consumed everything on Sonia Diaz's land: the machinery, supplies, even the shed for her sheep. But the 70-year-old artis ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • 20 NIU students affected by Trump travel ban

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University student Atef Alghzzy is concerned about how President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and travel w ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • U.S. hits 13 people, dozen companies in new Iran sanctions

    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on 13 people and a dozen companies in response to Iran's recent ballistic missile te ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • U.S. added a healthy 227,000 jobs last month; unemployment rate up to 4.8 percent

    WASHINGTON – U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that Presid ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 8:08 am
  • Fact Check: Kellyanne Conway cites Bowling Green 'massacre' that didn't happen

    A top aide to President Donald Trump has cited a 2011 "massacre" in Kentucky that never happened as a reason why the administration's temporary ban on ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:21 pm
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