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  • Black Lives Matter partners with International Development Exchange charity

    LOS ANGELES – Black Lives Matter, which two years ago grew out of street protests and a social-media hashtag, has quietly established a legal partners ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Gretchen Carlson settles lawsuit against Roger Ailes for $20 million

    NEW YORK – Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes for a reported $20 million and a ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Far-away asteroid named after Freddie Mercury on birthday

    LONDON – Queen guitarist Brian May says an asteroid in Jupiter's orbit has been named after the band's late frontman Freddie Mercury on what would hav ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • Future climate change field test doesn't make Earth greener

    LOS ANGELES – In the course of a 17-year experiment on more than 1 million plants, scientists put future global warming to a real world test — growing ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • TV's Wyatt Earp, Hugh O'Brian, has died at 91

    LOS ANGELES – Hugh O'Brian, who shot to fame as Sheriff Wyatt Earp in what was hailed as television's first adult Western, has died. He was 91.
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Far-right activist, author Phyllis Schlafly dies at 92

    ST. LOUIS – Phyllis Schlafly, the outspoken conservative activist who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and founded the Eagle Foru ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Obama meets Laotian president in first US presidential visit

    VIENTIANE, Laos – Barack Obama on Monday became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot in the isolated Southeast Asian nation of Laos, opening ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Family remembers boy killed by alligator at Disney World

    OMAHA, Neb. – The parents of the toddler who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World in Florida say they will always remember their sweet litt ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Economic summit opens amid sluggish growth, trade

    HANGZHOU, China – The American and Chinese presidents are calling on major economies to defend free trade at a summit held as sluggish growth and disp ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Eastern gorilla gets added to critically endangered list

    HONOLULU – The world’s largest living primate has been listed as critically endangered, making four of the six great ape species only one step away fr ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Early voting already: Trump chances may hinge on nonwhites

    WASHINGTON – Two months before Election Day, early voting kicks off next week in North Carolina, the first in a run of key states where minority voter ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after battery explosions

    SEOUL, South Korea – Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Friday after finding some of their batteries exploded or caught fire.
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • After slamming Florida, Hermine threatens East Coast

    DEKLE BEACH, Fla. – The first hurricane to hit Florida in more than a decade wiped away beachside buildings and toppled trees onto homes Friday before ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • FDA bans antiseptic chemicals from soaps; no proof they work

    WASHINGTON – The federal government Friday banned more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps, saying manufacturers failed to show th ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 2:53 pm
  • FBI publishes notes on Hillary Clinton's use of private email

    WASHINGTON – Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton relied on the judgments of her staff and others not to illegally send emails containing classifie ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 12:27 am
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