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  • With Saint Nick's entry comes racial controversy in the Netherlands

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Police arrested 90 protesters Saturday as a traditional Dutch celebration of the arrival of Saint Nicholas was disturbed by d ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • West-backed Syria rebels shaken on multiple fronts

    BEIRUT – During a key battle in the rugged mountains of a northern province earlier this month, U.S.-backed Syrian rebels collapsed before an assault ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Civil rights figure: U.S. still divided by race

    NEW ORLEANS – Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges said America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segre ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • U.S. nuclear woes: Pentagon chief orders a shakeup

    MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – The Pentagon will spend an additional $10 billion to correct deep problems of neglect and mismanagement within the nation ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • G-20 summit opens in Australia; growth tops agenda

    BRISBANE, Australia – As G-20 summit host Brisbane sweltered through a blistering heat wave, world leaders on Saturday got down to the business of cem ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 6:18 pm
  • Obama gets glimpse abroad of life as lame duck

    YANGON, Myanmar – President Barack Obama is getting his first glimpse of life as a lame-duck president traveling overseas. And so far, he has reason t ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 6:18 pm
  • LAPD technology that tracks ex-cons stirs concerns

    LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles police are increasingly relying on technology that not only tells patrol officers where crime is most likely to occur but al ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • What you need to know for Obamacare's 2nd year

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the nation heads into the second year of the health care law, the federal government and states are preparing for open enrollm ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Comet lander starts drilling but batteries a worry

    BERLIN – Good news: the spacecraft that landed on a comet has begun drilling below the surface to see what secrets the celestial body can reveal.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Iraq: 3 bombings kill 19 in and around Baghdad

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi police and hospital officials say three separate bombings in and around Baghdad have killed at least 19 people and wounded nearly 50.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • 4 Americans: How the Affordable Care Act affected their lives

    CHICAGO – More than 7 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the system introduced last year for those who were uninsured or ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Space agency: Comet lander ends up in cliff shadow

    BERLIN – A shadow was cast — literally — across Europe's historic mission to land on and explore a comet. Scientists said Thursday the landing craft n ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • AP sources: ISIS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

    ISTANBUL – Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to sto ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 1:40 pm
  • U.S. companies hire at fastest pace in 7 years

    WASHINGTON – U.S. companies ramped up hiring in September, and more Americans were confident enough to quit their jobs — two signs of a steadily impro ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Average U.S. 30-year mortgage loan rate slips to 4.01 pct.

    WASHINGTON – Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged lower this week, approaching their lows for the year. The benchmark 30-year loan rate hovered ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 9:25 am
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