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  • Islamic State extremist group issues new curriculum in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes a ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Kids’ poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine

    CHICAGO – An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation’s heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally sw ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Once-troubled reverse mortgages making comeback

    WASHINGTON – Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutin ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

    WASHINGTON – Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar’s al-Udeid air base in ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

    WASHINGTON – Chicago, New York and Honolulu have made the short list to host Barack Obama's future presidential library.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Back to school... even in Texas immigration prison

    KARNES CITY, Texas – In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third and fourth graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice. In anothe ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:33 pm
  • Gay marriage, medical marijuana get past Washington gridlock

    NEW YORK – While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Olive Garden defends unlimited breadsticks policy

    NEW YORK – Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity. ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Vietnam War soldiers to receive Medal of Honor from President Obama

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 8:54 am
  • Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city

    LUHANSK, Ukraine – Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions.
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    LONDON – Now it’s Britain’s turn to mourn.British aid worker David Haines has been beheaded – like t ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

    PARIS – Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global st ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    INDIANOLA, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sun ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll its on Africa tourism

    KAMPALA, Uganda – Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya’s pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging touri ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:57 pm
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