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  • Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers as the embattled retaile ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 8:11 am
  • Embattled Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine – Government soldiers pulled out of a ferociously contested railway hub in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, ending a siege so intense th ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Obama: U.S. at war with those who have perverted Islam

    WASHINGTON – Muslims in the U.S. and around the world have a responsibility to fight a misconception that terrorist groups like the Islamic State spea ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Florida has highest number of enrollees under Obamacare

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida has eclipsed California to become the state with the highest number of consumers buying health coverage through new in ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Wisconsin mayor who suffered groundhog bite loses primary

    SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. – It's been a rough month for the mayor of a central Wisconsin city.A frisky groun ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Dozens of New England roofs buckling under 8 feet of snow

    BOSTON – No building is safe from the incredible stress of the 8 feet of snow that has piled up on roofs across New England, and things are expected t ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Gay Catholics get Vatican welcome, but no papal shout-out

    VATICAN CITY – The Vatican did something it has never done before by giving a group of U.S. gay and lesbian Catholics VIP seats at Pope Francis' weekl ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Train carrying 3 million gallons of crude still burning

    MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. – Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Vi ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Michigan governor puts renewed emphasis on blue-collar jobs

    WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Only a few short years ago, Michigan leaders talked excitedly about diversifying the state’s economy beyond the auto indus ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Train carrying 3 million gallons of crude still burning

    MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. – Oil from North Dakota’s shale fields was still burning in West Virginia a day after a train carrying more than 3 million gallon ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Jails sell electronic cigarettes to inmates

    CINCINNATI – E-cigarettes keep popping up for sale at county jails around the country even as some government officials, schools and health experts ur ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Snow spreads from Nashville to Nantucket after latest storm

    DURHAM, N.C. – A powerful winter storm dumped snow from Nashville to Nantucket, and arctic-like temperatures gripped much of the U.S. and hundreds of ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Show dogs’ names part of game

    NEW YORK – His name says it all: Sumluv Robert Deniro Johnson was bred to be a star.His drama-queen ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • White House puts immigration plans on hold after ruling

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration put its new deportation-relief program on hold Tuesday on the eve of its launch, complying reluctantly with a fe ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Comparisons to brother 'interesting challenge' for Jeb Bush

    DETROIT – It's a question Jeb Bush gets often, and will surely get again, over and over.At a meeting ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:12 pm
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