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  • 2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

    OTTAWA, Ontario – A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then sto ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • U.S. journalist recovers; Ebola 'czar' gets to work

    WASHINGTON – A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

    WASHINGTON – Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the governm ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

    WASHINGTON – Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, acc ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • North Korea frees U.S. man; 2 more still detained

    WASHINGTON – North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

    GARY, Ind. – With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Rural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlement

    Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials ar ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • U.S. expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

    WASHINGTON – Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses again ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

    WASHINGTON – In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Stocks rally; S&P 500 has best day of 2014

    NEW YORK – The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its best day of the year.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Wyoming legalizes same-sex marriage

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is now allowing and recognizing same-sex marriages.Attorneys for the state ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • U.S. existing home sales rise in September

    WASHINGTON – U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

    PRETORIA, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for k ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

    TEHRAN, Iran – Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insu ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Customer decline hits McDonald's sales, profit

    NEW YORK – McDonald's says its profit and sales declined as the world's biggest hamburger chain saw customer traffic fall around the world.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:30 am
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