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  • Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

    In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter’s call for comment, the group’s ubiquitous “ice bucket challe ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria

    MINNEAPOLIS – Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State, was part of a growing number of Americans an ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 12:48 am
  • Photos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of base

    BEIRUT – The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new image ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Ways insurers can deter the sick from enrolling in plans

    Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that compani ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in U.S.

    A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:___ALABAMAThe state school board folded Common Co ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Mass.-based fighter jet crashes in Virginia

    WESTFIELD, Mass. – A Massachusetts Air National Guard officer says authorities are still searching for the pilot of a fighter jet that crashed in Virg ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana's Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    MINSK, Belarus – Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insi ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • IG: Care by VA didn’t cause deaths

    WASHINGTON – Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread pr ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting – an uneasy deal that ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

    WASHINGTON – As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a cr ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    WASHINGTON – Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreve ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    CHICAGO – Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    GENEVA – Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until mo ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:13 pm
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