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  • Syria rebels cast doubt on U.S. training program

    BEIRUT – Syrian rebels on Friday voiced deep reservations about a U.S. program to train moderate rebels that American and Jordanian officials say has ...
    May 9, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Saudi coalition warns rebels but also promises a cease-fire

    SANAA, Yemen – A coalition led by Saudi Arabia ordered civilians in rebel strongholds in northern Yemen to flee by nightfall Friday, warning it will s ...
    May 9, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Synthetic pot leads to nationwide spike in hospitalizations

    HARTFORD, Conn. – A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called “synthetic marijuana” illustrates the ...
    May 9, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Obama at Nike promotes trade deal, says 'Just do it'

    BEAVERTON, Ore. – When President Barack Obama promotes trade, he likes to say that 95 percent of the world's markets are outside the nation's borders ...
    May 8, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Man on mission to build tiny houses for Los Angeles homeless

    LOS ANGELES – After Elvis Summers built a tiny house on wheels for a woman who had been sleeping on the streets, he launched a crowdfunding campaign t ...
    May 8, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • Chinese banks a haven for web counterfeits

    SHANGHAI – Kim Sbarcea knew exactly what she wanted. She typed “Tiffany Elsa Peretti mesh earrings” into Google and scrolled through impeccable photos ...
    May 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • U.S. appeals court: NSA phone record collection is illegal

    NEW YORK – The unprecedented and unwarranted bulk collection of the entire U.S. population’s phone records by the government is illegal because it was ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • FBI sent out bulletin about gunman before attack

    WASHINGTON – Federal investigators learned several hours before a provocative cartoon contest in Texas that a man under investigation for extremist ac ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Saudis propose a 5-day cease-fire in Yemen, if rebels agree

    SANAA, Yemen – Saudi Arabia said Thursday it is prepared to begin a five-day, renewable cease-fire in Yemen so that humanitarian aid can reach million ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • McDonald’s embracing new ingredient: Kale

    NEW YORK – McDonald’s may be developing a taste for a new ingredient as it fights to reinvent itself: Kale.
    May 7, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Forecasters predict more heavy storms

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Communities in several southern Plains states set to work cleaning up Thursday after a night of storms that spawned 51 tornadoes, asse ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Vaccination may have other benefits

    LOS ANGELES – A new study suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off othe ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Parents accused of giving drugs as ‘bargaining tool’

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A couple gave their teenage daughters cocaine and marijuana if they went to school and did household chores, authorities said.
    May 7, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Bill giving Congress review of Iran nuclear deal approved

    WASHINGTON – The Senate muscled its way into President Barack Obama’s talks to curb Iran’s nuclear program, overwhelmingly backing legislation Thursda ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Obama makes a stop at Nike

    WASHINGTON – No doubt President Barack Obama is fond of Nike. Golf outings often find him decked out from head to toe in apparel featuring the emblema ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:28 pm
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