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  • Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species — includi ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Ozone in Colorado mountains surprises researchers

    DENVER – Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado's Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-cau ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • U.S. economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

    WASHINGTON – After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government sa ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

    DEERFIELD, Va. – An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking r ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Obama crafting legal rationale for immigration steps

    WASHINGTON – The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Obama faces Congress question on Syria again

    WASHINGTON – One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval fr ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

    PHOENIX – The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters an ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Grim stalemate at war’s end in Gaza

    TEL AVIV, Israel – The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. T ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • 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
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