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  • DNA proves President Harding fathered child out of wedlock

    WASHINGTON – DNA testing all but confirmed Thomas Jefferson slept with his slave Sally Hemings. Now it’s rewriting another lurid chapter in presidenti ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Food banks struggle to meet surprisingly high demand

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Food banks across the country are seeing a rising demand for free groceries despite the growing economy, leading some charities to ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Federal experts: This El Nino may be historically strong

    WASHINGTON – The current El Nino, nicknamed Bruce Lee, is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most po ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 4:19 pm
  • Court: Baker who refused gay wedding cake can't cite beliefs

    DENVER – A suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his Christian beliefs in refusing them service be ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • U.S. retail sales rise in July, aided by autos and restaurants

    WASHINGTON – Americans bought more cars, restaurant meals and building supplies in July, as the spending points to steady economic growth anchored by ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 8:36 am
  • Email troubles persisting, Clinton camp reassures backers

    WASHINGTON – Try as she might to focus on the policies she wants to enact if elected president, Hillary Rodham Clinton just can't dig out of her inbox ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Former President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer

    ATLANTA – Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday.
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Indiana mayor charged with paying for sex with man

    BATESVILLE, Ind. – An HIV-positive Indianapolis man has been charged with trying to blackmail a small-town Indiana mayor after the two had sex at the ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Hillary Clinton giving up server amid concerns about classified data

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign casts her decision to turn over her personal email server to the Justice Department as coo ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 8:28 am
  • Tourist playground meets hectic refugee camp

    KOS, Greece – On this sunny Greek island accustomed to dealing with nothing more than a summer influx of tourists, authorities are struggling to handl ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Clinton gives up possession of email server

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton relented Tuesday to months of demands she relinquish the personal email server she used while secretary of state, ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • The Goldilocks syndrome persists for choosing movie seats

    NEW YORK – Too close! Too far back! Middle? No way, aisle.When it comes to where you plant yourself ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Scientists say tissue important for research

    BOSTON – The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Hacking ring accused of making $100M on stolen news releases

    NEWARK, N.J. – An international web of hackers and traders made $100 million on Wall Street by stealing a look at corporate press releases before they ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • China’s move to devalue currency could have effect on the global economy

    BEIJING – China’s surprise move Tuesday to devalue its currency has intensified concerns about a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy, whose ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:26 pm
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