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  • St. Louis police chief defends fatal shooting by officers

    ST. LOUIS – The police chief Thursday unapologetically defended the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old who was killed by two white officers in a c ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Jeb Bush struggles to keep spotlight, break away from last name

    KEENE, N.H. – Having been knocked from his front-runner perch, a fiery Jeb Bush lashed out at Republican rival Donald Trump on Thursday as the former ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Jimmy Carter talks about his cancer with humor, honesty

    ATLANTA – With a broad smile and an upbeat attitude, former President Jimmy Carter told the world Thursday that he has cancer in his brain, and feels ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Arrest leads to underwater tunnel across U.S.-Mexico border

    CALEXICO, Calif. – The arrest of a drug smuggler in scuba gear led to the discovery of a tunnel from Mexico that’s partially underwater and ends in a ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Cheating website subscribers included White House, Congress workers

    WASHINGTON – Hundreds of U.S. government employees – including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies – us ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Feeling the heat: Earth in July was hottest month on record

    WASHINGTON – Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • U.S. home sales soar in July to fastest pace since early 2007

    WASHINGTON – Americans stepped up their home-buying for a third straight month in July, as sales accelerated to the strongest pace in eight years.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:14 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid tick up to still-low 277K

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose slightly last week, yet remained at a low level consistent with a solid job market.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 8:15 am
  • Scientists find how obesity gene functions

    Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new a ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Hackers expose millions on cheating website

    LONDON – Hackers said they have exposed unfaithful partners across the world, posting what they said were the personal details of millions of people r ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • U.N. to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

    VIENNA – Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Islamic State beheads aging Syrian scholar in Palmyra

    DAMASCUS, Syria – The 81-year-old antiquities scholar had dedicated his life to exploring and overseeing Syria’s ancient ruins of Palmyra, one of the ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Israel suspends detention of hunger striker

    JERUSALEM – Israel’s Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the detention order against a Palestinian prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for 65 da ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Minority of U.S. Catholics know pope’s climate views

    NEW YORK – A new survey finds fewer than half of Roman Catholics in the U.S. know about Pope Francis’ bombshell teaching document on curbing climate c ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • At core, Clinton prefers pragmatism over passion

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. – During her failed 2008 White House campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton derided rival Barack Obama’s lofty talk of hope and change as e ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:59 pm
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