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  • Top Vatican cardinal wants streamlined annulments

    VATICAN CITY – The Vatican's top legislator says he favors a radical change in how the Catholic Church handles marriage annulments to speed them up an ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Off-duty St. Louis cop kills armed black teenager, sparking protest

    ST. LOUIS – An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black 18-year-old who had fired at him, authorities said Thursday. The killing led ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 287K

    WASHINGTON – Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Congress considers changes to Secret Service after break-in

    WASHINGTON – Key members of Congress are weighing dramatic changes to the embattled Secret Service, including moving it out of the Homeland Security D ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Step toward artificial hand with a sense of touch

    WASHINGTON – Scientists are moving closer to an artificial hand that can feel: Implanted electrodes allowed some amputees to tell by touch how gently ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Obama: U.S. will keep making progress in Iraq, Syria

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told top military commanders Wednesday that he's confident the U.S. will keep making progress in its fight against ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Day of legal confusion leaves gay couples in limbo

    LAS VEGAS – County clerks in Nevada turned away gay couples eager to marry Wednesday amid a flurry of conflicting court decisions, including a U.S. Su ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Woman with brain cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.The 29-yea ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:41 pm
  • Next edition of HealthCare.gov debuts with a mistake

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, with some improvements as well as at least one early mist ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • Dallas hospital: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. dead

    DALLAS – A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State produce few gains

    BAGHDAD – After two months, the U.S.-led aerial campaign in Iraq has hardly dented the core of the Islamic State group's territory. The extremist figh ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Conservative states balk at gay marriage action

    WICHITA, Kan. – Conservative officials in some of the six states where Supreme Court action this week likely cleared the way for same-sex weddings say ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Ebola evades European defenses; pet dog must die

    MADRID – Health officials in Spain rushed to contain the Ebola virus Tuesday after it got past Europe’s defenses, quarantining four people at a Madrid ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • LED there be light: 3 share Nobel for blue diode

    STOCKHOLM – An invention that promises to revolutionize the way the world lights its homes and offices – and already helps create the glowing screens ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Americans living longer as most death rates fall

    NEW YORK – Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inche ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:10 pm
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