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  • Oil prices tumble on Saudi discount move

    LONDON – Oil prices slumped to multi-year lows on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia cut the price of oil sold to the U.S., a move that is shaking an already ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Report: Islamic State group abused captive Kurdish children

    BEIRUT – Islamic State militants tortured and abused Kurdish children captured earlier this year near the northern Syrian town of Kobani, beating them ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Governors: Wisconsin's Walker bests Democrat Burke

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker won re-election over Democratic challenger Mary Burke Tuesday, overcoming fierce opposition fro ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • GOP wins Senate control, ready to confront Obama

    WASHINGTON – Republicans claimed the Senate majority Tuesday for the first time in eight years, riding President Barack Obama's unpopularity to victor ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Varying rules from photo ID to provisional ballots

    ATLANTA – Republicans, Democrats and their advocacy groups are gearing up to navigate an Election Day governed by voting rules that have changed since ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Debris from downed spaceship found 35 miles away

    LOS ANGELES – Federal accident investigators say that tiny pieces of an experimental spaceship that broke up in flight have been found 35 miles from t ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • World Trade Center reopens for business

    NEW YORK – Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center has opened for business – marking an emotional milestone ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Brittany Maynard galvanizes right-to-die efforts

    PORTLAND, Ore. – With no states voting on right-to-die laws Tuesday, the weekend death of Brittany Maynard won’t have an immediate political impact.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • White House: Ferguson no-fly didn't restrict press

    WASHINGTON – The White House said Monday a no-fly zone the U.S. government imposed over Ferguson, Missouri, for nearly two weeks in August should not ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Low oil prices send chills through oil patch

    WILLISTON, N.D. – Marcus Jundt moved to Williston from Minnesota almost four years ago and has opened four restaurants there since. Food isn't propell ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Lower gas prices boost U.S. SUV sales in October

    DETROIT – Falling gas prices improved buyers' moods and boosted sales of SUVs and trucks in October.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Russia statue dismantled after Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out

    MOSCOW – A two-meter (six-foot) statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St. Petersburg has been taken down in response to last week's announceme ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • With Senate at stake, candidates clash over Obama

    WASHINGTON – On the eve of an election that will decide the Senate majority, it's time for closing arguments and an all-out effort to motivate people ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • U.S. construction spending down for second month

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending fell for a second straight month in September as a slight rebound in housing was offset by further declines in ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 9:36 am
  • Pace of U.S. factory activity picks up in October

    WASHINGTON – U.S. factories were busier in October. Orders, productivity and hiring all grew faster than they did in September, according to a private ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 9:34 am
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