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  • Some immigrants get Social Security, Medicare benefits under Obama's actions

    WASHINGTON – Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits Under President Obama's new executive actions would be eligible ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • FBI data shows thousands of gun sales beat background checks

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a d ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Thanksgiving travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms

    Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

    WASHINGTON – A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses a ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • Protests against Ferguson decision grow across U.S.

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 8:29 am
  • Anger at Ferguson case based on emotion, evidence

    Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Ferguson grand jury: Officer fired after 'tussle'

    FERGUSON, Missouri – Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were f ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

    MINEOLA, N.Y. – Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washingt ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

    WASHINGTON – The Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americ ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Obama pitches immigration steps in his hometown

    CHICAGO – Selling his executive action on immigration, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that contributions to the U.S. by a broad patchwork of immi ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • In New Zealand, feud over fate of 1902 corpse ship

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – The S.S. Ventnor sank 112 years ago off the northern New Zealand coast, bearing unusual cargo: the exhumed bodies of 499 Chi ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Iran nuke talks face obstacles even with more time

    VIENNA – The United States and Iran say a new deadline in nuclear talks could allow them to finally reach a deal. But Tehran's apparent reluctance to ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

    WASHINGTON – Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’ ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Official: Afghan president orders military review

    KABUL, Afghanistan – President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan’s defense forces, including discussing ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • U.S. economy posts even stronger growth in Q3

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in more than a ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 2:27 pm
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