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  • Banks harvest callers’ voiceprints to fight fraud

    LONDON – “This call may be monitored.”You hear it every time you phone your bank about a lost credit ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Catholic bishops in 'seismic' opening toward gays

    VATICAN CITY – Gay rights groups hailed a "seismic shift" by the Catholic Church toward gays on Monday after bishops said homosexuals had gifts to off ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Health officials urge hospitals to ‘think Ebola’

    DALLAS – Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and launched a review of procedures for treating patients, w ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Kurds describe fierce battles on streets of Kobani

    SURUC, Turkey – The shells were already roaring down on the Kurdish fighters from the hill above Kobani when more than 30 Islamic State militants back ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Upside-down Kansas, other surprises, enliven races

    WASHINGTON – A free steak dinner for everyone who predicted the Senate races in Kansas and South Dakota would be in doubt three weeks from Election Da ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Dallas health worker tests positive for Ebola

    DALLAS – A “breach of protocol” at the hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated before his death led to the infection of a health ca ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Despite demands, Syria no-fly zone a no-go for U.S.

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is boxed in by its promise to limit U.S. military engagement against Islamic State extremists, making it tough t ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Worried Iraqi capital sees militant push around it

    BAGHDAD – On the western edge of Iraq’s capital, Islamic State group militants battle government forces and exchange mortar fire, only adding to the s ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • New Jersey prep football case puts hazing in focus

    PARLIN, N.J. – The abrupt cancellation of football season at a New Jersey prep powerhouse signaled something more than locker room hijinks. Now seven ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Activist’s Nobel highlights child labor in India

    PATNA, India – When the Nobel Committee announced that Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi had won the Peace Prize, a skinny 13-year-o ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Thousands protest police shootings in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Thousands gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies and marches protesting Michael Brown's death and other fatal police shoo ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Bosnian voters bleak over untapped flood aid

    MAGLAJ, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Five months after the Sahman family lost nearly everything they owned in massive floods, they have received almost no hel ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Americans for Prosperity builds political machine

    MIAMI – Over scrambled eggs and croquettes, Andres Malave gave a last-minute pep talk to about a dozen volunteers in a Cuban restaurant before they le ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and far ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Ebola patient’s temperature spiked to 103 degrees

    DALLAS – Thomas Eric Duncan’s temperature spiked to 103 degrees during the hours of his initial visit to an emergency room – a fever that was flagged ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:25 pm
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