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  • 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
  • U.S. hiring slows to 151K jobs in August; Fed hike less likely

    WASHINGTON – U.S. employers slowed their hiring in August and barely raised wages. They added a modest 151,000 jobs, about half the blockbuster gains ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 8:31 am
  • Police losing battle to get drivers to put down their phones

    WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – State police in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have been known to patrol in a semitrailer so they can sit up high and spot drivers ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Some Hispanic leaders feeling misled by Trump

    CINCINNATI – “Crushed.” “Disappointed.” “Confused.”Some Hispanic leaders who have been advising Dona ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Georgetown to give descendants of slaves priority for admission

    WASHINGTON – Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:30 am
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