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  • Dawn of Orion: NASA launch opens new era in space

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's new Orion spacecraft zoomed toward a high point of 3,600 miles on an orbital test flight Friday, ushering in a new era o ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • Police cases converge to stir national debate

    NEW YORK – The New York chokehold case converged with the Ferguson shooting and investigations out of South Carolina and Cleveland to stir a national ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

    WASHINGTON – Many people covered under President Barack Obama's health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged T ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • White South Carolina cop who shot unarmed black man charged

    ORANGEBURG, S.C. – A white police chief who fatally shot an unarmed black man in South Carolina in 2011 was charged with murder, and his lawyer accuse ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • U.S. Justice Department: Cleveland police poorly trained, reckless

    CLEVELAND – The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement Thursday to overhaul the city's police department after federal investigato ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Navy revokes honorary title given to Bill Cosby

    WASHINGTON – The Navy is revoking Bill Cosby's title of honorary chief petty officer, saying allegations of sexual abuse made against the comedian are ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 12:59 pm
  • Home of Sandy Hook shooter transferred to Newtown

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Newtown has taken possession of the Colonial-style home where school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother in a deal with a bank ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to 297,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits slipped below 300,000 last week, after having spiked above that level in the prio ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • NYC cop in videotaped death: No intent to harm

    NEW YORK – A white New York City police officer was cleared Wednesday in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped on suspicion of selling l ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • U.S.: Iran launches airstrikes in Iraq against IS

    WASHINGTON – Iranian jets have carried out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in recent days, Pentagon officials and independent analy ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • For 1 Cosby accuser, court awaits

    LOS ANGELES – For weeks, women have publicly shared stories of alleged sexual abuse by Bill Cosby with the expectation that any lawsuits they might fi ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Justices weigh bias claim of pregnant UPS driver

    WASHINGTON – Two of the three women on the Supreme Court questioned a UPS lawyer Wednesday over the company’s refusal to give lighter duty to a pregna ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Louis Head, Michael Brown's stepfather, apologizes for comments

    FERGUSON, Mo. – The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police office ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 1:38 pm
  • Obama tells CEOs he wants to work on wage growth

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama tells business CEOs that he wants to work with them on some "tricky questions" about how to make wages grow at a t ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Iraq official: Arrested woman not ISIS leader's wife

    BAGHDAD – An Iraqi official denied Wednesday that a woman detained in Lebanon is a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:30 am
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