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  • A behind-the-scenes look at security in the Mall of America

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Mall of America has provided a rare glimpse into security at the nation's busiest shopping center after an online video purpo ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Some details about a Homeland Security shutdown

    WASHINGTON – Spending for the Homeland Security Department expires Friday at midnight if Congress doesn't act before then. With lawmakers at loggerhea ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Janet Yellen says Fed still 'patient' on raising rates

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the Federal Reserve remains patient in deciding when to start raising interest rates ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 9:24 am
  • Man runs from home as train derails nearby, engulfs property

    ANSTED, W.Va. – Morris Bounds Sr. wanted to make sure his home was tidy when his wife was let out of the hospital, so he cleaned the kitchen and vacuu ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight

    WASHINGTON – Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retireme ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Historic U.S.-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape

    GENEVA – Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. and Iran reported progress Monday on a deal that would clamp down on Tehran’s nuclear activitie ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Lost amid fiery rhetoric: progress toward closing Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – Thirty-five-year-old Abdalmalik Wahab had been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for nearly 14 years without charge when ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion

    NEW YORK – What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • U.S. home sales plunge 4.9 percent in January

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home sales struck a snow drift in January, plunging to the slowest pace in nine months.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:47 am
  • Kayla Mueller's brother: Bowe Bergdahl swap with Taliban raised ISIS demands

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. – The brother of an American woman who was killed after spending months as a hostage of Islamic State militants says Kayla Mueller's s ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:46 am
  • 'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

    LOS ANGELES – The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his s ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Somalia extremists urge attacks on shopping malls

    JOHANNESBURG – A video purported to be by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Turkish military enters Syria to evacuate troops, tomb

    ANKARA, Turkey – Hundreds of Turkish troops backed by tanks took part in an overnight operation into neighboring Syria to evacuate dozens of besieged ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Human rights groups have received dozens of complaints in the past month from Russian conscripts who say they have been strong-armed or duped ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • U.S. considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
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