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  • Amtrak train derailment in Phildelphia, 'disastrous mess;' 5 people killed

    PHILADELPHIA – An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing th ...
    May 12, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Another deadly earthquake spreads fear and misery in Nepal

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – Thousands of fear-stricken people spent the night out in the open as a new earthquake killed dozens of people and spread more miser ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • FBI hair analysis problems reveal limits of forensic science

    WASHINGTON – Kirk Odom was convicted of a 1981 rape and robbery after a woman identified him as her attacker and an FBI specialist testified that hair ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Senate Democrats block action on Obama’s trade agenda

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade Tuesday, blocking efforts to begin a full-blown debate on a top ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Indonesian police arrest 7 on human trafficking charges

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Two Indonesians and five Thais were arrested on charges of human trafficking connected with slavery in the seafood industry, Indo ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Report: Rising share of Hispanics speak proficient English

    LOS ANGELES – A rising share of Hispanics in the United States speak proficient English and the percentage of those speaking Spanish at home has been ...
    May 12, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Gas prices still look low for summer even after spring surge

    NEW YORK – Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer t ...
    May 12, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Pope Francis: God will judge you on whether you cared for Earth

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis warned the rich and powerful on Tuesday that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his ...
    May 12, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • U.S. job openings fall, hiring rises in mixed report

    WASHINGTON – The number of available jobs in the U.S. fell in March, though companies filled more of their open positions in a sign they are still con ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

    NEW YORK – The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group rese ...
    May 12, 2015 - 9:48 am
  • Verizon barges into online video, buying AOL for $4.4B

    NEW YORK – Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, advancing the telecom's push in both mobile and advertising fields.
    May 12, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • Super PACs shown to be influential in 2016 campaign

    WASHINGTON – When Hillary Rodham Clinton takes the stage at fundraisers thrown by a group that wants to elect her president, she’s not presented as a ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Tornadoes kill at least 5 in Texas, Arkansas

    VAN, Texas – Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage Monday after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities in Texas an ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Online Common Core testing lays bare tech divide in schools

    NEW CUYAMA, Calif. – Nestled between mountains 60 miles from the nearest city, students at Cuyama Valley High School use Internet connections about on ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Haiti fixes adoption system, but some fear too few adopted

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Anne-Marie Saintou walks with a megaphone along the dusty lanes of a Haitian fishing village, imploring people not to make the ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:28 pm
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