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  • Congress races clock to finish VA, highway bills

    WASHINGTON – Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreem ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • China fast-food market hurt by safety scares

    BEIJING – Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • As U.S. job market strengthens, many don’t feel it

    WASHINGTON – For millions of workers, happy days aren't quite here again.Though the U.S. unemploymen ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

    WASHINGTON – The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's in ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Home in Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000

    She once called Donald Trump “a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb.” This week, he remembered her as “an impossible person.”
    July 31, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court declares 2011 union law constitutional

    MADISON, Wis. – The fight over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature policy achievement, a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most pub ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attac ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Greece to help 'hundreds' of Chinese leave Libya

    ATHENS, Greece — With the violence in Libya escalating to its worst level since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, governments from around t ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 41 dead

    MALIN, India — Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an enti ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

    WASHINGTON – More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.
    July 31, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    WASHINGTON – The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtual ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • 2 women survive ordeal on rail bridge

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-hi ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Deadly Israeli strikes hit U.N. school, market area

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosion ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    WASHINGTON – Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program la ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Congress cooperates and fights as recess nears

    WASHINGTON – Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing l ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm
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