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  • The GOP advantage: Geography or gerrymandering?

    WASHINGTON – Republicans helped solidify their hold on the U.S. House when GOP legislators in key states drew new congressional maps after the 2010 Ce ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Medical examiner: Joan Rivers died of low blood oxygen

    NEW YORK – Joan Rivers died of brain damage from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the medical examin ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Spain tests 4 with fever for Ebola, isolates jet

    MADRID – Four people with fever considered at risk for Ebola were being tested Thursday in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air Fr ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • Polar Vortex sequel? NOAA says no in winter forecast

    WASHINGTON – If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Ebola-stricken nurse being flown to Washington

    WASHINGTON – Federal health officials said Thursday they still don't know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient, as criticism increased fr ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Falling oil prices shake up global economies

    NEW YORK – A sudden plunge in the price of oil is sending economic and political shockwaves around the world. Oil exporting countries are bracing for ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • U.S. jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 8:58 am
  • Asian stocks sag as US growth jitters mount

    TOKYO – Asian stock markets sank Thursday after a torrid session on Wall Street triggered by jitters the recovery in the world's No. 1 economy is weak ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Hong Kong police hold back from removing barriers

    HONG KONG – Police briefly scuffled with protesters camped out in Hong Kong's streets early Thursday, but held back from dismantling barricades erecte ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Kurds hold their own against militants in Syria

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey – Intensified U.S.-led airstrikes and a determined Kurdish military force on the ground appear to have had some success in halting ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Ebola-infected nurse's actions raising alarm

    DALLAS – The Ebola crisis in the U.S. took another alarming turn Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • U.S. budget deficit drops to $483 billion, lowest since 2008

    WASHINGTON – The deficit for the just completed 2014 budget year was $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama's six years in office, the gov ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Secret space plane is a craft of much mystery

    LOS ANGELES – What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B?
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Fear rises in stock market as Dow drops 400 points

    Fear is spreading in the stock market.A monthlong drop in U.S. stocks intensified in afternoon tradi ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Court tosses Arizona's voter-approved no-bail law for immigrants

    PHOENIX – An appeals court on Wednesday struck down a voter-approved Arizona law that denies bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and h ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:33 pm
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