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  • NRA arm fights Nevada gun background checks

    CARSON CITY, Nev. – The National Rifle Association is using its muscle to fight a Nevada ballot question that would create a universal background chec ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Bomb experts carry out controlled explosion at Manchester United game at Old Trafford

    MANCHESTER, England – A bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium on Sunday, after a suspect p ...
    May 15, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • On more than one issue, Donald Trump sounds like a Democrat

    NEW YORK – As he tries to charm Republicans still skeptical of his presidential candidacy, Donald Trump has a challenge: On several key issues, he sou ...
    May 15, 2016 - 7:44 am
  • Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

    WASHINGTON – Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation researchers, is ...
    May 15, 2016 - 7:42 am
  • Big rallies or quiet voters? Is Hillary Clinton low on enthusiasm?

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Rock concert rallies versus intimate town halls. Adoring groupies versus dutiful voters. Sweeping promises versus targeted proposal ...
    May 14, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • As fliers wait in security lines, gov’t asks for patience

    WASHINGTON – Facing a growing backlash over extremely long waits at airport security, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asked fliers “to be pati ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Anti-counterfeiting group suspends Alibaba

    SHANGHAI – An anti-counterfeiting group said Friday it was suspending Alibaba’s membership after an uproar by some companies that view the Chinese e-c ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Hero dog bitten saving 7-year-old girl from rattlesnake

    TAMPA, Fla. – When a venomous Eastern diamondback rattlesnake appeared in the backyard of a 7-year-old girl, her German shepherd came to her rescue, r ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Obama to world: Be more like the Nordics

    WASHINGTON – Democrats may argue over whether places such as Denmark and Norway are model societies. President Barack Obama is sure.
    May 13, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • States dig in against directive on transgender bathroom use

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Politicians in Texas, Arkansas and elsewhere vowed defiance – and other conservative states could follow suit – after the Obama admini ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Obama administration gives directive to schools on transgender bathroom access

    WASHINGTON – Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according ...
    May 13, 2016 - 9:25 am
  • U.S. retail sales show solid gain despite woes at store chains

    WASHINGTON – Americans stepped up their online shopping and bought more autos in April, suggesting that consumers may be spending more than indicated ...
    May 13, 2016 - 8:41 am
  • 'Self-funded' Donald Trump preparing to seek big-donor money

    LAS VEGAS – The billionaire presidential candidate who prides himself on paying his own way and bashed his competition for relying on political donors ...
    May 13, 2016 - 8:20 am
  • Air Force general is 1st woman to lead top-tier U.S. combat command

    DENVER – Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson becomes the first woman to head a top-tier U.S. warfighting center when she takes charge of U.S. Northern Com ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • Solar plane on global trip completes Arizona-to-Oklahoma leg

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. – A solar-powered airplane has landed in Oklahoma after taking off from Arizona on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.
    May 13, 2016 - 12:40 am
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