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  • Poll: Obama health law is a tale of 2 Americas

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's health care law has become a tale of two Americas.States that ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • 2nd American infected with Ebola headed to Atlanta

    ATLANTA – The second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa is en route to Atlanta.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Botswana, a rare refuge for elephants

    CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, Botswana – No sign of an elephant in all of two minutes, a tourist teased a guide at Botswana’s Chobe National Park, home to tens ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • U.S. had role in Ebola drug given to aid workers

    Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only iden ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • 5,000 new Scrabble words are on the way

    NEW YORK – To Scrabble fanatics, big gifts sometimes come in small packages.The word "te" as a varia ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Feds: Violence pervasive in NYC youth jails

    NEW YORK – New York City's juvenile jails are extremely violent and unsafe, the result of a deeply ingrained culture of violence in which guards routi ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

    WASHINGTON — James Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Rona ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • East Ukraine city dying under siege

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Residents say the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk is dying. The power grid was completely down Monday, the city government said, ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Sunni militants target Iraq's two biggest dams

    BAGHDAD — The militants who have overrun large parts of Iraq are now battling ferociously to capture one of the country's vital resources, water.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Homes badly damaged in Southern California storm

    MOUNT BALDY, Calif. — Authorities say between 6 and 8 homes are badly damaged and likely uninhabitable in an area where thunderstorms caused mountain ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • WHO: Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887

    ABUJA, Nigeria — Authorities in Nigeria on Monday announced a second case of Ebola in Africa's most populous country, an alarming setback as the total ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Syracuse University ranks as No. 1 party school

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Syracuse University has claimed the title of nation's top party school.The No. 1 ran ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Toledo mayor lifts water ban in northwest Ohio

    TOLEDO, Ohio — A water ban that had hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio and Michigan scrambling for drinking water was lifted Monday, yet some res ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

    ATLANTA – Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Survivors dug out from China quake that killed 398

    KUNMING, China – Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at le ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:21 am
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