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  • Senate blocks anti-abortion bill; new showdown set

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats thwarted a Republican effort to ban late-term abortions on Tuesday as GOP leaders strained to avoid a government shutdow ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Hillary Clinton adds details to plans on prescription drug costs

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Vowing to build upon President Barack Obama's signature health law, Hillary Rodham Clinton is unveiling a sweeping plan to hold dow ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • With Scott Walker out of the 2016 race, Obama loses a favorite foe

    WASHINGTON – With Scott Walker out of the White House race, President Barack Obama is losing a favorite political foe.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • U.S. stocks head lower on renewed concerns about global growth

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks are heading lower on Tuesday amid renewed worries about the outlook for global growth. The price of oil fell, pushing energy st ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 9:21 am
  • Starbucks: Mobile order-and-pay now available nationally

    NEW YORK – Starbucks says its mobile app that lets people order and pay in advance will be available nationally starting Tuesday. That means lattes, b ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • Survey: College women report unwanted sexual contact

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nearly a quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities said they experienced unwanted sexual contact so ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Volkswagen officials rocked by emissions scandal as prosecutors come calling

    BERLIN – Volkswagen’s chief executive was under withering pressure Monday as an emissions-testing scandal erased around $15 billion from the company’s ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Pope presses message to Cuba: Be willing to change

    HOLGUIN, Cuba – Pope Francis marked the anniversary Monday of the day he decided as a teenager to become a priest by pressing a subtle message to Cuba ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • AP sources: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to drop out of GOP presidential race

    MADISON, Wis. – Two people familiar with his decision say Scott Walker is dropping out of the Republican race for president.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Republican Ben Carson claims benefits from Muslim criticism

    WASHINGTON – As his critics grew louder, Republican White House contender Ben Carson refused Monday to back off his weekend charge that Muslims should ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Iowa company gets first USDA license for bird flu vaccine

    DES MOINES, Iowa – An Iowa company has been awarded the first license by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a bird flu vaccine.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • U.S. home sales slide in August after 3 months of solid gains

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home sales slid in August by the most since January as tight supplies and rising prices discouraged potential buyers.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 9:24 am
  • Kerry: U.S. to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016

    BERLIN – Scrambling to address a growing Syrian refugee crisis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday the United States would significan ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Cemeteries get creative to steady finances

    CORTLAND, N.Y. – Forget the old joke about people dying to get in. Cemeteries are getting more interested in attracting the living.
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Ben Carson: A Muslim shouldn't be elected president

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Islam is antithetical to the Constitution, and he doesn't believe that a Muslim should ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 4:04 pm
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