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  • Court nixes $3.4M award to child porn victim

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view t ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Spy plane outlasts Cold War, not defense cuts

    WASHINGTON – The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the b ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

    NEW YORK – To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled.The nation’s ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    BEIRUT– Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and childr ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    WASHINGTON — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is t ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency

    DAMASCUS, Syria — A Syrian lawmaker on Wednesday registered his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election, becoming the first contender in the Ju ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    WASHINGTON — The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complicati ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skil ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Amsterdam may ban pot shops in Red Light district

    AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam has won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district, stepping up a crackdown on the city's freewhee ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Sales of new U.S. homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    CANBERRA, Australia – Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plan ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Study: Minority kids may be hit hardest by Illinois law

    SPRINGFIELD – A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, pre ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Navalny’s conviction a chilling message

    MOSCOW – A Moscow judge on Tuesday left open the possibility of jailing President Vladimir Putin’s main critic for years, a sign of Putin’s increasing ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

    DETROIT – The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state’s ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Mich ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

    RACINE – Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a h ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:19 pm
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