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  • White gunman caught in killing of 9 in historic black church

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – It was an act of “pure, pure concentrated evil,” Charleston’s mayor said – a black community’s leading lights extinguished by gunfi ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Dylann Roof, suspect in South Carolina church shooting, had apartheid-era patches

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Dylann Storm Roof drove around with a Confederate flag on his license plate — not exactly an unusual sight in the South. But on his ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • House easily votes to repeal Obamacare tax on medical equipment

    WASHINGTON – The House shrugged off a White House veto threat and voted Thursday to repeal a tax that President Barack Obama's health care law imposed ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • Obama says South Carolina church shooting shows need for reckoning on guns

    WASHINGTON – Giving voice to intense heartache, anger and sadness, President Barack Obama said Thursday the South Carolina church shooting that left n ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to nearly 15-year low

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, evidence that layoffs remain at unusually low levels and the job marke ...
    June 18, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Inside Islamic State group's rule: Creating a nation of fear

    ESKI MOSUL, Iraq – Inside the Islamic State's realm, the paper testifying that you have "repented" from your heretical past must be carried at all tim ...
    June 18, 2015 - 9:03 am
  • Pastor, 8 others fatally shot at church in Charleston, South Carolina

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – An intense manhunt was under way Thursday for a young white man who joined a prayer meeting and then opened fire inside a historic ...
    June 18, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Presidential candidates lean on well-funded groups

    WASHINGTON – Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton are asking donors to write the checks to get their campaigns started.
    June 17, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it's coming

    WASHINGTON – Borrowing a pizza delivery motto, online retail giant Amazon told Congress Wednesday it is developing the technology to use drones to del ...
    June 17, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Key miscalculation forces Obama to weigh new path on trade

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and his Republican allies on trade are thinking of restarting their legislative push in the Senate. It's testament ...
    June 17, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • AP fact check: Jeb Bush's forecast for economic growth tenuous

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says there's "not a reason in the world" why the U.S. economy can't grow at 4 percent annually ...
    June 17, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Vatican reels from leak of encyclical

    VATICAN CITY – There’s something of a whodunit going on in the Vatican to discover who leaked Pope Francis’ environment encyclical to an Italian news ...
    June 16, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Balcony collapse in California kills at least 6 people

    BERKELEY, Calif. – A 21st-birthday party thrown by a group of visiting Irish college students turned tragic early Tuesday when the fourth-floor balcon ...
    June 16, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Al-Qaida’s No. 2 figure killed in U.S. strike in Yemen

    CAIRO – A U.S. airstrike has killed Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader, who commanded its powerful Yemeni affiliate, dealing the global network its biggest blow ...
    June 16, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Psychiatrist: Shooter never revealed plan

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The psychiatrist who treated James Holmes before he attacked a Colorado movie theater said Tuesday that she would have called poli ...
    June 16, 2015 - 10:15 pm
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