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  • U.S. won’t threaten prosecution over ransom

    WASHINGTON – Softening longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate w ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • S.C. lawmakers agree to debate removing Confederate flag

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina – South Carolina lawmakers took their first step toward removing the Confederate battle flag from their Statehouse grounds Tu ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Ride-hailing apps get kids around town when parents are busy

    SAN FRANCISCO – Sacha Simmons used to dread taking a taxi to her high school or someplace else to hang out with her teenage friends when her parents w ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Boeing says Dennis Muilenburg will become CEO on July 1

    NEW YORK – Boeing CEO Jim McNerney is stepping away from the controls after 10 years.The aircraft ma ...
    June 23, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • U.S. new-home sales in May climb to best levels since 2008

    WASHINGTON – Purchases of new U.S. homes surged in the Northeast and West in May, as steady job growth over the past year has lifted the real estate s ...
    June 23, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Europe optimistic of Greek debt deal

    BRUSSELS – Greece has finally offered economic reforms that creditors consider closer to being acceptable, giving Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a few ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Apple bows on royalties after Swift complains

    PALO ALTO, Calif. – Taylor Swift has Apple changing its tune.Hours after the pop superstar criticize ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Items found in hunt for escaped murderers

    BELLMONT, N.Y. – Items recovered from a remote hunting cabin might be linked to a pair of convicted killers who escaped from a nearby prison more than ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing

    LOS ANGELES – Mike Koenig sat back in his seat for a recent screening of “Mad Max: Fury Road.” But this was no ordinary theater chair.
    June 22, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Top doctors weigh in on climate change

    WASHINGTON – Some top international doctors and public health experts have issued an urgent prescription for a feverish planet Earth: Get off coal as ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Governors’ trade missions have uneven record of success

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Doctors propose tool to help gauge the value of cancer drugs

    The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group proposed Monday a formula to help patients decide if a medic ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • U.N.: Militants may be guilty of war crimes

    JERUSALEM – A U.N. investigation on Monday accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing possible war crimes in last summer’s Gaza war, findin ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • S.C. governor calls for Confederate flag to come down

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – South Carolina’s governor declared Monday that the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the Statehouse, reflectin ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Taliban bomber, gunmen attack Afghan parliament

    KABUL, Afghanistan – A Taliban suicide bomber struck the entrance to the Afghan parliament on Monday and gunmen tried to storm the heavily guarded com ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:03 pm
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