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  • Once dominant, State of Union address has much competition

    WASHINGTON – Before cable television, Netflix, YouTube and other attention-grabbers on the Internet, American presidents had little competition for vi ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Europe anti-terror raids net dozens amid high anxiety

    BRUSSELS – Belgium ordered its army into the streets and anti-terror raids across Western Europe netted dozens of suspects Friday as Europe rushed to ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • France attacks reinvigorate privacy versus security debate

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama argued Friday that a resurgent fear of terrorism across Europe and the United States should not lead countries to ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases in April

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Best-seller about journey to heaven is pulled

    NEW YORK – A best-selling account of a 6-year-old boy's journey to heaven and back has been pulled after the boy retracted his story.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • The heat is on; NOAA, NASA say 2014 warmest year on record

    WASHINGTON – For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner steps down, ran health care rollout

    WASHINGTON – Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner — who oversaw the rocky rollout of the president's health care law — says she's stepping down at the end ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 9:43 am
  • Ohio man accused in Capitol terror plot due in court

    CINCINNATI – A 20-year-old Ohio man arrested in an FBI sting and charged with plotting to set off bombs at the U.S. Capitol is scheduled to go before ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:56 am
  • John Kerry offers 'big hug' to Paris after attacks

    PARIS – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid respect in both English and French on Friday to the victims of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • U.S. consumer prices drop 0.4 percent in December

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer prices fell in December by the largest amount in six years, reflecting another big monthly decline in gas prices and provid ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Moving swiftly, U.S. eases Cuban travel and trade rules

    WASHINGTON – Swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba, the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportun ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Parents of U.S. terror defendant say they saw a change in him

    CINCINNATI – Christopher Lee Cornell showed little direction in his life, spending hours playing video games in his bedroom in his parents’ apartment, ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in U.S.

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – For Mexicans living in the U.S. illegally and hoping to stay in the country under President Barack Obama's new immigration policy, ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

    NEW YORK – This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last de ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:25 pm
  • Condoleezza Rice says she was stunned CIA mission was leaked

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice told jurors Thursday she was stunned to learn that a classified mission to thwart ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:08 pm
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