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  • Frats under fire for bad behavior

    Racist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing. Fraternities around the country seem to be coming under fire as ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Obama administration sets new record for denying, censoring government files

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them la ...
    March 18, 2015 - 8:56 am
  • Premera Blue Cross says breach could affect 11M

    NEW YORK – Premera Blue Cross, a health insurer based in the Pacific Northwest, said Tuesday that it was the victim of a cyberattack that could affect ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Christie’s tax breaks reward political insiders

    CAMDEN, N.J. – Under Republican Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey has authorized more than $2 billion in economic development tax breaks since 2014, oft ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Parades, parties as St. Patrick's Day dyes the world green

    NEW YORK – Global celebrations of the Emerald Isle’s patron saint culminated in parades and celebrations in Dublin, New York and scores of other citie ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Israel’s Netanyahu emerges with slight edge after tight race

    JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to fend off a strong challenge from the country’s opposition leader in parliamentary el ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Budget fight: Obama claims the upper hand over Congress

    WASHINGTON – Bolstered by a spate of upbeat economic news, President Barack Obama is claiming the upper hand in the budget fight unfolding in Congress ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Police deny using excessive force in Ferguson suspect arrest

    CLAYTON, Mo. – A spokesman says allegations that St. Louis County police used excessive force when arresting a man accused of shooting two officers in ...
    March 17, 2015 - 8:14 am
  • Robert Durst faces murder charge after broadcast

    NEW ORLEANS – Robert Durst couldn’t explain away the similarities between his handwriting and a letter he said “only the killer could have written” th ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Obama administration: 16.4M have gained health insurance

    WASHINGTON – More than 16 million Americans have gained coverage since President Barack Obama’s health care law took effect five years ago, the admini ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • U.N.: 24 dead in Vanuatu after storm

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – The United Nations reported Monday that 24 people are confirmed dead and 3,300 have been displaced by Cyclone Pam in the Sou ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Putin reappears in joking mood after absence

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Looking fit and joking about all the fuss over his unexplained 10-day absence from public view, President Vladimir Putin reap ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Homegrown, gourmet pot on the rise in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY – Once upon a time, Mexican marijuana was the gold standard for U.S. pot smokers. But in the new world of legal markets and gourmet weed, ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Official: Iran confronts U.S. at nuke talks over GOP letter

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Iranian diplomats twice confronted their American counterparts about an open letter from Republican senators who warned that a ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Ferguson flooded with record requests after Brown shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Ferguson officials were inundated with thousands of open-records requests from media outlets and the public after the fatal shooting o ...
    March 16, 2015 - 10:34 pm
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