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  • Top-paid Medicare doctors said they had reasons

    WASHINGTON – How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare?Explanations for ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Sailing family back in U.S. with ailing baby

    SAN DIEGO – Six days after a family of four found themselves helpless and adrift in a sailboat far into the Pacific with a vomiting, feverish 1-year-o ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • AP-GfK Poll: Most Americans say filing taxes easy

    WASHINGTON – Struggling to figure out your federal tax return? You’re not alone, but you’re in the minority.
    April 9, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Gay marriage’s win streak tested in higher court

    DENVER – The gay rights movement's winning streak in same-sex marriage lawsuits faces its biggest test yet in Denver where a federal appeals court wil ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Obama offers solace at Fort Hood

    FORT HOOD, Texas – President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation’s comforter five y ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

    MURRYSVILLE – Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Afghan official: Vote successful, not fraud free

    KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan election official said Wednesday that national elections held last weekend were a success in terms of turnout and enthu ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Stabbing spree at high school leaves 20 injured

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving 20 ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • NYPD commissioner: Officer died saving others

    NEW YORK — A police officer who was critically injured last weekend while responding to a mattress fire in a Brooklyn apartment building succumbed to ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Gay marriage's win streak tested in higher court

    DENVER — The gay rights movement's winning streak in same-sex marriage lawsuits faces its biggest test yet in Denver where a federal appeals court wil ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Detroit reaches bankruptcy deal over some bonds

    DETROIT — The city of Detroit reached a deal in bankruptcy over $388 million in bonds, mediators announced Wednesday, a significant agreement that cou ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Court seeks to examine Penn St.-NCAA agreement

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — A state court on Wednesday said it needed more information to examine whether Penn State and the NCAA acted legally when they entere ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • UMass basketball player announces he's gay

    AMHERST, Mass. – UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball.
    April 9, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Online security flaw called "Heartbleed" exposes millions of passwords

    SAN FRANCISCO – An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information ...
    April 9, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Former pro wrestler Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

    James Hellwig, better known as former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, has died, the WWE said. He was 54.
    April 9, 2014 - 9:29 am
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