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  • Court tosses Arizona's voter-approved no-bail law for immigrants

    PHOENIX – An appeals court on Wednesday struck down a voter-approved Arizona law that denies bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and h ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • Gay marriage hits conservative stronghold Idaho

    BOISE, Idaho – Gay marriage arrived in one of the most conservative states in the nation Wednesday as more than 100 same-sex couples gathered early at ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:27 pm
  • Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama abruptly canceled a planned campaign trip Wednesday and planned to convene his Cabinet at the White House instead, ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • 2nd Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

    DALLAS – Fears of the Ebola virus deepened Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and flew across the Midwes ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • U.S. retail sales fell in September on autos and gas

    WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains hav ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Measuring MLK's peace prophecy, 50 years later

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to much more than achieving racial equality. That goal, he said again and again, was inseparable fr ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Turkish strikes on Kurds complicate anti-IS fight

    WASHINGTON – In a fresh test for U.S. coalition-building efforts, Turkey is launching airstrikes against Kurdish rebels inside its borders this week d ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • CDC acknowledges it could have done more on Ebola

    FORT WORTH, Texas – The nation’s top disease-fighting agency acknowledged Tuesday that federal health experts failed to do all they should have done t ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Can dentists bar competition over teeth-whitening?

    WASHINGTON – Teeth-bleaching isn’t brain surgery, although the Supreme Court seemed to find a link between the two in an antitrust case argued Tuesday ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Should white mom be paid for brown baby mistake?

    What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby?It’s an unusual question, arising from an un ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Hagel: Climate change will challenge US military

    AREQUIPA, Peru – Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America's military, including more and worse nat ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • 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
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