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  • U.S. consumer debt rises $13.2 billion in October

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in October but at a slightly slower pace than in the previous month as credit card use slowed.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 2:19 pm
  • Civilian complaints against New York City police down

    NEW YORK – Civilian complaints against New York City police are down this year, especially in the months since the chokehold death of an unarmed black ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Obama taps Pentagon veteran Ashton Carter to lead Department of Defense

    WASHINGTON – Shaking up his Pentagon leadership, President Barack Obama tapped policy wonk Ashton Carter to oversee the sprawling Defense Department F ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • House leaders move to avoid immigration showdown

    WASHINGTON – Trying to avoid a showdown over immigration, House Republican leaders are moving to make a deal with Democrats to pass a spending bill th ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • How holiday shoppers are getting smarter

    NEW YORK – Shoppers are getting smarter.The start of the holiday shopping season shows a simple disc ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 10:13 am
  • Report: No evidence Chris Christie involved in bridge plot

    TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey lawmakers probing politically motivated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge last year have found no evidence tha ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Dawn of Orion: NASA launch opens new era in space

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's new Orion spacecraft zoomed toward a high point of 3,600 miles on an orbital test flight Friday, ushering in a new era o ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • Police cases converge to stir national debate

    NEW YORK – The New York chokehold case converged with the Ferguson shooting and investigations out of South Carolina and Cleveland to stir a national ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

    WASHINGTON – Many people covered under President Barack Obama's health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged T ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • White South Carolina cop who shot unarmed black man charged

    ORANGEBURG, S.C. – A white police chief who fatally shot an unarmed black man in South Carolina in 2011 was charged with murder, and his lawyer accuse ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • U.S. Justice Department: Cleveland police poorly trained, reckless

    CLEVELAND – The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement Thursday to overhaul the city's police department after federal investigato ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Navy revokes honorary title given to Bill Cosby

    WASHINGTON – The Navy is revoking Bill Cosby's title of honorary chief petty officer, saying allegations of sexual abuse made against the comedian are ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 12:59 pm
  • Home of Sandy Hook shooter transferred to Newtown

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Newtown has taken possession of the Colonial-style home where school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother in a deal with a bank ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to 297,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits slipped below 300,000 last week, after having spiked above that level in the prio ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • NYC cop in videotaped death: No intent to harm

    NEW YORK – A white New York City police officer was cleared Wednesday in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped on suspicion of selling l ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:13 pm
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