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  • For the world's most scrutinized body, changes for Barbie

    NEW YORK – Barbie's got a brand new bod.Mattel, the maker of the iconic plastic doll, said it will b ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • Viewer's Guide: Donald Trump drama, closing arguments before Iowa

    WASHINGTON – It's one thing to attack Donald Trump when he's standing on the presidential debate stage. But what about when he's not?
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 8:57 am
  • Caterpillar reports 4Q loss, but tops expectations

    NEW YORK – Caterpillar Inc. reported a fourth-quarter loss as sales for equipment continued to slide amid weakness in the mining and energy industries ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • After setting iPhone record, Apple forecasts rare sales drop

    SAN FRANCISCO – Apple is bracing for its first sales decline in 13 years, despite selling a record 74.8 million iPhones in the final three months of 2 ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Officials say France wants more Iran sanctions

    VIENNA – France has asked the European Union to consider new sanctions against Iran over recent missile tests, in a request made shortly after the EU ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Debate feud injects fresh chaos into GOP primary

    DES MOINES, Iowa – An explosive feud between Donald Trump and Fox News Channel is overshadowing the final sprint to Iowa’s presidential caucuses, inje ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Challenger disaster: Christa McAuliffe's students go on to teach

    CONCORD, N.H. – Thirty years after the Concord High School Class of 1986 watched social studies teacher Christa McAuliffe and six astronauts perish wh ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Rancher who was killed in standoff vowed to die before going to jail

    BURNS, Oregon – A member of an armed anti-government group who was killed in a traffic stop in Oregon vowed a few weeks ago that he would die before s ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Study eyes schizophrenia source, may aid treatment

    NEW YORK – Scientists pursuing the biological roots of schizophrenia have zeroed in on a potential factor – a normal brain process that gets kicked in ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • South Carolina Senate committee OKs bill to track refugees

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – A bill requiring state police to track refugees coming to South Carolina and to hold their sponsors liable for damages if they commit ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:37 pm
  • Ted Cruz looks to shore up support among Iowa evangelicals

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – In Iowa, the evangelical vote can make or break a campaign — which is why both Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are battli ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 2:09 pm
  • Voters conflicted on relevance of Clinton marriage drama

    WASHINGTON – It's fair game. It's ancient history.It's political. It's personal.Like it or not, the ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 1:56 pm
  • Fed keeps rates unchanged; will monitor global pressures

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is keeping a key interest rate unchanged while pledging to closely monitor developments in the global economy and fin ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • President Obama to meet with Bernie Sanders at the White House

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama welcomed Bernie Sanders to the White House on Wednesday, but he wasn't necessarily feeling the Bern.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Dancer who lost leg in Boston Marathon bombings will run it

    BOSTON – A professional ballroom dancer who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombings says she's training to run this year's race: all 26.2 miles of ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:44 am
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