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  • Stocks rally; S&P 500 has best day of 2014

    NEW YORK – The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its best day of the year.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Wyoming legalizes same-sex marriage

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is now allowing and recognizing same-sex marriages.Attorneys for the state ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • U.S. existing home sales rise in September

    WASHINGTON – U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

    PRETORIA, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for k ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

    TEHRAN, Iran – Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insu ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Customer decline hits McDonald's sales, profit

    NEW YORK – McDonald's says its profit and sales declined as the world's biggest hamburger chain saw customer traffic fall around the world.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:30 am
  • GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away

    WASHINGTON – While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expa ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Not so fast cord cutters – cable’s not going anywhere

    NEW YORK – Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite t ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • White House: Nazis shouldn’t get Social Security

    WASHINGTON – Former Nazis should not be getting the Social Security benefits they are receiving as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, res ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola

    A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • New Hampshire city to address violence near pumpkin fest

    KEENE, N.H. – The governor urged the state's colleges and universities to punish students involved in violent parties near Keene's annual pumpkin fest ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warns car owners to get air bags fixed

    DETROIT – A potential crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to ge ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Federal police take control of 13 towns in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY – The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' co ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • 7 women's bodies found in Gary, Indiana; confessed killer in custody

    GARY, Ind. – Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be th ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Dallas officials: 120 still on Ebola monitoring

    DALLAS – Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:00 am
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