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  • Immigrant kids placed with adults who are in U.S. illegally

    LOS ANGELES – The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are in the coun ...
    April 19, 2016 - 8:27 am
  • In Kansas, lawmakers lose patience with Gov. Sam Brownback's tax cuts

    TOPEKA, Kan. – After he became Kansas governor in 2011, Sam Brownback slashed personal income taxes on the promise that the deep cuts would trigger a ...
    April 19, 2016 - 8:26 am
  • Dramatic rescue amid rubble gives Ecuador hope for survivors

    MANTA, Ecuador – Rescuers pulled three people out alive Monday after they had been trapped for more than 32 hours in the rubble of a shopping center t ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • U.S. forces deliver aid to Japanese earthquake-hit areas; 44 dead

    MINAMIASO, Japan – About 100,000 evacuees, some sleeping outdoors or in their cars, endured chilly weather Tuesday and another large aftershock as the ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Houston area submerged after 16 inches of rain in 24 hours

    HOUSTON – More than a foot of rain had fallen by Monday evening in parts of Houston, submerging scores of subdivisions and several major interstate hi ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • AP wins Pulitzer for stories on enslaved fishermen in Asia

    NEW YORK – The Associated Press won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for documenting the use of slave labor in Southeast Asia to supply se ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon misled Congress by using inaccurate or vague information about sexual assault cases in an effort to blunt support for a Sena ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Clinton, Trump seek to quiet critics in New York

    NEW YORK – From a car wash in Queens to a hockey arena in Buffalo, both parties’ presidential candidates spread out across New York on Monday in a fin ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Netflix original programming helping it overtake No. 1 HBO

    SAN FRANCISCO – Look out, HBO. Last year, Netflix produced more original programming than cable’s premium-network leader, according to numbers from bo ...
    April 18, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Jerusalem bus bombing wounds 21 Israelis

    JERUSALEM – A bus exploded in Jerusalem on Monday, wounding at least 21 people in what police said was a "terror attack," raising fears of a return to ...
    April 18, 2016 - 2:18 pm
  • Poll: Americans angry with federal government, happy at home

    CHICAGO – All that talk of an angry America?An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that most Americans a ...
    April 18, 2016 - 8:22 am
  • State proposals on LGBT rights push business into spotlight

    ATLANTA – Major corporations invested in Southern states have become some of the staunchest opponents of bills they consider discriminatory, facing of ...
    April 18, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Aid begins to flow in after earthquake kills 246 in Ecuador

    PEDERNALES, Ecuador – Aid began to flow Sunday to areas devastated by Ecuador’s strongest earthquake in decades and the death toll continued to rise a ...
    April 17, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Libyan smuggling route grows 1 year after mass drownings

    When more than 800 people drowned last year on an overcrowded ship bound for Italy’s southernmost isle of Lampedusa, the European Union deployed a rou ...
    April 17, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • More than 5M tax returns expected as deadline looms

    WASHINGTON – Millions of taxpayers face a midnight deadline Monday to file their tax returns, while millions of others will ask for more time – a six- ...
    April 17, 2016 - 11:53 pm
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