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  • Israel’s Netanyahu emerges with slight edge after tight race

    JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to fend off a strong challenge from the country’s opposition leader in parliamentary el ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Budget fight: Obama claims the upper hand over Congress

    WASHINGTON – Bolstered by a spate of upbeat economic news, President Barack Obama is claiming the upper hand in the budget fight unfolding in Congress ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Police deny using excessive force in Ferguson suspect arrest

    CLAYTON, Mo. – A spokesman says allegations that St. Louis County police used excessive force when arresting a man accused of shooting two officers in ...
    March 17, 2015 - 8:14 am
  • Robert Durst faces murder charge after broadcast

    NEW ORLEANS – Robert Durst couldn’t explain away the similarities between his handwriting and a letter he said “only the killer could have written” th ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Obama administration: 16.4M have gained health insurance

    WASHINGTON – More than 16 million Americans have gained coverage since President Barack Obama’s health care law took effect five years ago, the admini ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • U.N.: 24 dead in Vanuatu after storm

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – The United Nations reported Monday that 24 people are confirmed dead and 3,300 have been displaced by Cyclone Pam in the Sou ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Putin reappears in joking mood after absence

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Looking fit and joking about all the fuss over his unexplained 10-day absence from public view, President Vladimir Putin reap ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Homegrown, gourmet pot on the rise in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY – Once upon a time, Mexican marijuana was the gold standard for U.S. pot smokers. But in the new world of legal markets and gourmet weed, ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Official: Iran confronts U.S. at nuke talks over GOP letter

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Iranian diplomats twice confronted their American counterparts about an open letter from Republican senators who warned that a ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Ferguson flooded with record requests after Brown shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Ferguson officials were inundated with thousands of open-records requests from media outlets and the public after the fatal shooting o ...
    March 16, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Starving sea lion pups stranded on beaches

    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – The starving sea lion pup was so tiny that it looked like a rock at the base of the seaside cliff until it struggled to raise i ...
    March 16, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Facebook clarifying ‘community standards’

    NEW YORK – Facebook is trying to clarify what posts, images and other content it allows on its site and why.
    March 16, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Coke a good snack? Health experts weigh in

    NEW YORK – Coca-Cola is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its soda as a treat at a time when the world’s biggest beverage maker i ...
    March 16, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Obama says he's prepared to fight GOP over education

    WASHINGTON – Pointing to increased high school graduation rates, President Barack Obama said Monday he's prepared to fight with Republicans for school ...
    March 16, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Ferguson suspect told police he was aiming for someone else

    CLAYTON, Mo. – A man charged in the shooting of two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson told investigators he was not targeting law enf ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:54 am
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