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  • Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his tea ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Key events following the death of Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missour ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Official: 3 of 5 children that were held hostage are freed in Harvey

    HARVEY – A city spokesman said three of the five children who were being held hostage Tuesday by two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Egyptian cease-fire efforts collapse

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two mo ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Teens arrested for plot after Web activities eyed

    SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. – Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • U.S. changing no-fly travel list rules in next 6 months

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists bann ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

    They’ve lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deploy ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Tips for parents: Post carefully

    NEW YORK – Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. So ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

    WASHINGTON – Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    WASHINGTON – An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according t ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife

    ST. LOUIS – A large crowd has gathered at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience s ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

    AUSTIN, Texas – Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side — not to mention a team of high-po ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. – The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-h ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:28 pm
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