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  • Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

    SAN FRANCISCO – Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.The 30-year-old entrepreneur has l ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Highway, bridge money at risk: Senate to vote

    WASHINGTON – Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday on proposals to keep federal highway funds flowing across the ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, s ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting the latest effort to sidetrack "Obamacare," a federal appeals court turned away a challenge by a conservative group that s ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:21 pm
  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant po ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • US: New sanctions on Russia could come Tuesday

    WASHINGTON — The White House says the United States could impose additional economic sanctions on Russia as soon as Tuesday.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry h ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    WASHINGTON — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study releas ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • U.S. sending dirty coal abroad

    BOARDMAN, Ore. – The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, “cold steel” in industry parlance, ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Suspect dead; 2 marshals, policeman hurt

    NEW YORK – A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • U.S.: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    WASHINGTON – In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missil ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Be ready for ‘prolonged’ Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a " ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Medicare’s own health looking better, report says

    WASHINGTON – Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Deal to improve veterans’ health care costs $17B

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:42 pm
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