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  • Pain of Atlantic City casino closings far-reaching

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Yomary Blanco cleans rooms at Trump Plaza, one of three Atlantic City casinos that could shut down by September. Her husban ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the ...
    July 21, 2014 - 2:19 pm
  • Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with educators, ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

    AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry, a vocal critic of the White House's response to the surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally, plans ...
    July 21, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who a ...
    July 21, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days

    DETROIT — Detroit suspended its aggressive policy of cutting off water to customers with unpaid bills on Monday, the latest response to a controversy ...
    July 21, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Hopkins settles pelvic exam suits for $190 million

    BALTIMORE — Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed a ...
    July 21, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Better weather to aid in Washington wildfire fight

    SPOKANE, Wash. — Calmer winds and cooler temperatures are allowing firefighters to go on the offensive against a giant wildfire burning in Washington ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Wisconsin train crash injures 2 people, spills oil

    SLINGER, Wis. – A Canadian National Railway Co. train struck another freight train as it rolled through a small village in southeastern Wisconsin, cau ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Black-and-white stripes are the new orange

    SAGINAW, Mich. – A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.
    July 21, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    NEW YORK – Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.J ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    TOREZ, Ukraine – Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • U.S. turns up heat on Russia over downed plane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Sunday turned up the heat on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists accused by the United State ...
    July 20, 2014 - 9:21 am
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