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  • Tesla says decision on battery factory months away

    RENO, Nev. – Electric car maker Tesla Motors said Thursday that it is preparing a site near Reno, Nevada, as a possible location for its new battery f ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Israeli forces push deeper into Gaza after soldier seized

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army off ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine – Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims’ be ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Couple channel grief into retreat for U.S. veterans

    OCQUEOC TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Before shipping out for Iraq, Army Sgt. Trevor Blumberg asked his father to do two things if he didn't return: Look after hi ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Kirk seeks investigation of federal disaster funds

    CHICAGO – Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is asking federal officials to open an investigation into millions in federal disaster relief funds that Demo ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Denver fair’s bong, edible contests celebrate pot

    DENVER – Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation’s first county fair to allow pot competitions.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • UK general: Ukraine crisis holds lessons for NATO

    WASHINGTON — Russian meddling in Ukraine has shown that NATO needs a more responsive quick-reaction force that could be deployed in the event Moscow m ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Iowa Democrats exploring ways to expand caucus

    WASHINGTON — Democrats in Iowa are devising ways to expand access to their state's leadoff presidential caucuses, addressing concerns raised by Hillar ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Plans underway to retrieve Americans with Ebola

    NEW YORK — Plans are underway to bring back the two American aid workers sick with Ebola from Africa.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Colorado issuing driver's licenses to immigrants

    DENVER – Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • U.S. employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    WASHINGTON – U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    RICHMOND, Va. – After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Abbas seeks support for war crimes charges

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • $100M for firm without offices, 1 agent?

    WASHINGTON – Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine – As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:05 pm
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