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  • Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York

    NEW YORK – Sweeping through the landmarks of America’s biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims’ families at ground zero, ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Officials: More work emails from Hillary Clinton's private account

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has discovered a chain of emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to turn over when she provided what she said ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Kentucky clerk Kim Davis switching parties to become a Republican

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, says she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by Democrat ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • GOP Lawmakers: Speaker John Boehner to resign end of October

    WASHINGTON – In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign from Congress at the end of Oct ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 9:15 am
  • Economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in April-June quarter

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy grew at an even faster clip in the spring than previously estimated. But that growth likely slowed in the summer, held b ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • McConnell moves to swiftly avoid gov’t shutdown

    WASHINGTON – The Senate’s top Republican moved swiftly to avoid a government shutdown in six days, pushing legislation that would keep agencies operat ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • A stamp-sized pink diamond could bring $28M

    NEW YORK – A pink diamond the size of a postage stamp is going on the auction block, and it’s estimated to bring as much as $28 million.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Putin calls Elton John, promises to meet with him

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has called British musician Elton John and agreed to meet him. This time it’s for real.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Over 700 killed in crush of hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

    MINA, Saudi Arabia – Two giant waves of Muslim pilgrims collided at an intersection Thursday near a holy site in Saudi Arabia, and more than 700 peopl ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Political, legal barriers face historic Colombia peace deal

    BOGOTA, Colombia – A stunning diplomatic breakthrough leaves a minefield of problems standing between Colombia and the tantalizing prospect of peace a ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Obama’s personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has invested more time building personal ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping than with most other world leaders ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Pope, after speech, arrives in New York

    NEW YORK – Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New York after reminding the country of its immigrant origins in the first papal speech before ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:08 am
  • U.S. new-home sales surge 5.7 percent in August to 7-year high

    WASHINGTON – Buoyed by steady job gains and low mortgage rates, Americans purchased new homes in August at the fastest pace in more than seven years.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid tick up to still-low 267,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week yet remained at a low level consistent with solid job growt ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 8:36 am
  • Saudi Arabia: Stampede at hajj kills 717 pilgrims

    MINA, Saudi Arabia – A horrific stampede killed at least 717 pilgrims and injured hundreds more Thursday on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca in ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 8:25 am
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