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  • Poll: Vast majority of Americans don't trust the news media

    WASHINGTON – Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they re ...
    April 17, 2016 - 8:01 am
  • Earthquake kills 77 in Ecuador; emergency workers rush in

    PEDERNALES, Ecuador – The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the ...
    April 17, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • How Donald Trump can lock up the GOP nomination before the convention

    WASHINGTON – To all the political junkies yearning for a contested Republican convention this summer: not so fast.
    April 16, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • Pope Francis brings 12 Syrian refugees to Italy in lesson for Europe

    MORIA, Greece – Pope Francis gave Europe a concrete lesson Saturday in how to treat refugees by bringing 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy aboard his charter ...
    April 16, 2016 - 8:06 am
  • Quakes kill at least 29 in Japan, cause widespread damage

    MASHIKI, Japan – Two powerful earthquakes a day apart shook southwestern Japan, killing at least 29 people, injuring 1,500, trapping many beneath flat ...
    April 16, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Michigan urges toughest lead rules in US after Flint crisis

    LANSING, Mich. – Michigan would have the toughest lead-testing rules in the nation and require the replacement of all underground lead service pipes i ...
    April 16, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • US defense chief visits aircraft carrier in South China Sea

    ABOARD THE USS JOHN C. STENNIS (AP) — For the second time in five months, Defense Secretary Ash Carter landed aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier in the bi ...
    April 16, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Obama, first lady pay $81,000 in taxes on $436,000 of income

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama paid more than $81,000 in taxes last year on adjusted gross income of more than $436,000. Their effective federal ...
    April 15, 2016 - 4:15 pm
  • AP-NORC Poll: That's rude: More say GOP is discourteous

    WASHINGTON – Ask Americans about bad manners in the 2016 presidential campaign and the conversation shifts immediately to Donald Trump, the GOP front- ...
    April 15, 2016 - 2:06 pm
  • House Republicans miss budget deadline amid caucus divisions

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans departed Washington on Friday having missed a deadline to pass their long-stalled budget and without appearing to reviv ...
    April 15, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders on Wall Street

    WASHINGTON – Her intent was to mar the voting record of her rival. But Hillary Clinton also cast aspersions on the presidential record of her husband ...
    April 15, 2016 - 9:26 am
  • Boston marks 3rd anniversary of deadly marathon bombing

    BOSTON – Boston is marking the third anniversary of the deadly 2013 marathon bombings with subdued remembrances.
    April 15, 2016 - 8:48 am
  • U.S. factory output fell again in March

    WASHINGTON – U.S. factory output dropped in March for the second straight month as manufacturers churned out fewer cars, metal parts and machinery.
    April 15, 2016 - 8:47 am
  • In western town, Iraqi forces uncover remnants of IS rule

    HIT, Iraq – After clearing a street of Islamic State fighters, Maj. Salam Hussein began moving house to house. Rifling through drawers in living rooms ...
    April 15, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Panel OKs parole for former Manson cult member Van Houten

    CHINO, Calif. – A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she a ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:35 pm
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