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  • Baby lobster decline could end high catches

    YARMOUTH, Maine – The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline – possibly foreshadowing an end to t ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Rand Paul: School choice could expand GOP

    CHICAGO – Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in perennial Democratic strongholds such as Chicago and Milwaukee will think differently if they see Rep ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Stowaway teen is resting at Honolulu hospital

    HONOLULU (AP) — A teenager who stowed away in the wheel well of an airplane for a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii is resting at a Honolulu ...
    April 22, 2014 - 4:38 pm
  • Cries of anguish as S. Korea ferry toll tops 100

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the angu ...
    April 22, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Stay cancels Oklahoma death row inmate's execution

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day ...
    April 22, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • McDonald's 1Q profit slips as US sales decline

    NEW YORK — McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S.The world's biggest hamburger ch ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10

    BAGHDAD — Militants wearing military uniforms carried out an overnight attack against a balloting center in a remote area of the country's north and k ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Sales of U.S. existing homes slip to a 20-month low

    WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available home ...
    April 22, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Affirmative action ban upheld by Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.
    April 22, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

    SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for t ...
    April 22, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Biden: Russia must 'stop talking and start acting'

    KIEV, Ukraine – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama’s health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    SAN JOSE, Calif. – A 16-year-old boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five fr ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. – After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanist ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Woman accused in babies' deaths appears in court

    PROVO, Utah — Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:44 pm
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