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  • Obama calls for tougher Internet regulation

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of cons ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Postal Service victim of hacking attack

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it had been hacked, potentially compromising sensitive information about its employees such as names ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Suicide bomber kills at least 48 students in Nigeria

    POTISKUM, Nigeria – Disguised in a school uniform, a suicide bomber set off explosives hidden in a backpack during an assembly Monday at a high school ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Congress returns for lame-duck session

    WASHINGTON – Congress returns to Washington this week for a lame-duck session to try and clean up a lengthy roster of unfinished business, even as jub ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Writing workshop helps veterans put memories on paper

    HARRISON, N.Y. – Matt Phair wept as he wrote about the chaos he witnessed as a Marine in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War – desperate civilians scra ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Rockies and Upper Midwest get early blast of wintry weather

    PIERRE, S.D. – A blast of wintry weather blew into parts of the Rockies and Upper Midwest on Monday, bringing a foot of snow in some areas, along with ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Obama rejects notion of breakthrough with N. Korea

    BEIJING – President Barack Obama is squelching speculation that the release of two Americans held in North Korea might pave the way for a new round of ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • What is net neutrality?

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday waded into the debate over "net neutrality" by suggesting that Internet service should be regulated more ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Obamacare enrollees don't hit projections

    WASHINGTON – With sign-up season launching this weekend, the Obama administration sharply dialed down expectations Monday for the second year of the p ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent ‘pods:’ Study

    CHICAGO – Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Obama wants more regulation of Internet providers

    WASHINGTON – Internet providers shouldn't be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix or YouTube to move their content faster, and shoul ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Ebola nurse to be advocate for health workers

    PORTLAND, Maine – A Maine nurse who battled politicians over her quarantine after she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa said she wi ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • U.S. racing against time, Congress on Iran nuke deal

    MUSCAT, Oman – The Obama administration is facing its last best chance to curb Iran's nuclear program – not just to meet an end-of-the-month deadline ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban

    WESTMINSTER, Mass. – The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent's Count ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Federal government struggles against cyberattacks

    A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 10:27 pm
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