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  • Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    INDIANAPOLIS – When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Soldier dies after shooting herself in Virginia

    FORT LEE, Va. (AP) — An enraged soldier barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia Army base, threw objects around the office and then fatally sho ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens U.S.

    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT – Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to th ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Mourners gather in St. Louis for Brown funeral

    ST. LOUIS – Hundreds of people lined up in sweltering heat Monday to say goodbye to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed earlier this month ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Sales of U.S. new homes fall in July

    WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the e ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east

    DONETSK, Ukraine – To shouts of “Fascists!” and “Hang them from a tree!” captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the streets of the rebel str ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Israel prime minister tries to link Hamas, Iraq extremists

    JERUSALEM – Israel’s prime minister is trying to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist’s beheading by the Islamic State extremist ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a je ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

    The American Heart Association’s first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • California quake causes injuries, damage

    NAPA, Calif. – The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

    WASHINGTON – Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day?But if you count on your tax ref ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

    LONDON – Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded “Gandhi” and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Atten ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Michael Brown called ‘little kid in big body’

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he’ll be mour ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later

    PARIS – Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Par ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs

    DONETSK, Russia – Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term ass ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:37 pm
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