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  • Voters conflicted on relevance of Clinton marriage drama

    WASHINGTON – It's fair game. It's ancient history.It's political. It's personal.Like it or not, the ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 1:56 pm
  • Fed keeps rates unchanged; will monitor global pressures

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is keeping a key interest rate unchanged while pledging to closely monitor developments in the global economy and fin ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • President Obama to meet with Bernie Sanders at the White House

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama welcomed Bernie Sanders to the White House on Wednesday, but he wasn't necessarily feeling the Bern.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Dancer who lost leg in Boston Marathon bombings will run it

    BOSTON – A professional ballroom dancer who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombings says she's training to run this year's race: all 26.2 miles of ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • U.S. new-home sales soar in December

    WASHINGTON – Americans rushed to buy new homes in December at the strongest pace in 10 months, with 2015 marking the strongest year for this segment o ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:57 am
  • Analysis: There or not, Donald Trump drives the GOP debate

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Once again, Donald Trump steals the show.The billionaire Republican's decision ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:44 am
  • Boeing adjusted 4Q profit beats, 2016 outlook disappoints

    CHICAGO – Boeing's fourth-quarter performance beat analysts' estimates, but the company's 2016 outlook came in well below Wall Street's expectations.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:41 am
  • Trump now bills himself as uniter as Cruz, others attack

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Republican Donald Trump is breaking from his reputation as a flame-throwing outsider with just days to go before Iowa’s leadoff cau ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Experts: Activists’ indictment shows disapproval of videos

    HOUSTON – A grand jury’s decision to indict two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos about Planned Parenthood might be less about sendin ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Health care fines press millennials

    WASHINGTON – Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don’t need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approac ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Health minister: Brazil is ‘losing battle’ against mosquito

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s health minister said the country is sending about 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspect ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Task force recommends how to cut U.S. prisoner count by 60,000

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department should limit the types of cases it brings and more nonviolent criminals should be steered toward probation and awa ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Hillary Clinton's loyal women backers wary of a 2008 Iowa repeat

    CLINTON, Iowa – For Iowa Democrat Leslie McCreery, the memories of Hillary Clinton's stunning loss in her state eight years ago are still fresh.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Abe Vigoda, character actor, dead at 94

    NEW YORK – Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Health care fines press millenials as sign-up deadline nears

    WASHINGTON – Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approac ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:22 pm
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