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  • Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson probe

    WASHINGTON – It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.The national legal standards that ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Record drought severely impacts California honey production

    LOS BANOS, Calif. – California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • American Ebola patient released from hospital

    ATLANTA – Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses Thurs ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commander ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine – Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back te ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten

    BEIRUT – The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    CINCINNATI – A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Associ ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown's death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and alt ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • U.S. existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

    WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 298K

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON – For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervent ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    MONROVIA, Liberia – Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:40 am
  • Holder arrives in Ferguson after shooting

    CLAYTON, Mo. – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the sub ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

    WASHINGTON – The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
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