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  • Feds: Axle from duck boat in deadly crash ‘sheared off’

    SEATTLE – The left front axle of the duck boat involved in a deadly Seattle accident was “sheared off,” but federal investigators said Saturday they d ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Boehner’s departure raises question: Can House GOP be led?

    WASHINGTON – The gulf between tea party conservatives and establishment Republicans has grown so wide that it just swallowed up the speaker of the Hou ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Pope visits Philadelphia, extols America’s founding ideals

    PHILADELPHIA – Standing at the birthplace of the United States, Pope Francis extended a warm and affectionate welcome to recent immigrants and extolle ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Supermoon plus eclipse equals rare sky show Sunday night

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Get ready for a rare double feature, starring our very own moon.A total lunar ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Deep inside a 70-year-old water-treatment plant, drinking water for Iowa’s capital city is cleansed of harmful nitrates that come f ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Immigration group planned girl’s pope encounter for year

    WASHINGTON – Sophie Cruz’s encounter with the pope during a parade in Washington this week looked to be one of those spontaneous, once-in-a-lifetime-m ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York

    NEW YORK – Sweeping through the landmarks of America’s biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims’ families at ground zero, ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Officials: More work emails from Hillary Clinton's private account

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has discovered a chain of emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to turn over when she provided what she said ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Kentucky clerk Kim Davis switching parties to become a Republican

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, says she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by Democrat ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • GOP Lawmakers: Speaker John Boehner to resign end of October

    WASHINGTON – In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign from Congress at the end of Oct ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 9:15 am
  • Economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in April-June quarter

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy grew at an even faster clip in the spring than previously estimated. But that growth likely slowed in the summer, held b ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • McConnell moves to swiftly avoid gov’t shutdown

    WASHINGTON – The Senate’s top Republican moved swiftly to avoid a government shutdown in six days, pushing legislation that would keep agencies operat ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • A stamp-sized pink diamond could bring $28M

    NEW YORK – A pink diamond the size of a postage stamp is going on the auction block, and it’s estimated to bring as much as $28 million.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Putin calls Elton John, promises to meet with him

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has called British musician Elton John and agreed to meet him. This time it’s for real.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Over 700 killed in crush of hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

    MINA, Saudi Arabia – Two giant waves of Muslim pilgrims collided at an intersection Thursday near a holy site in Saudi Arabia, and more than 700 peopl ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:23 am
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