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  • Attorney General Holder resigning

    WASHINGTON – Eric Holder, America’s first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation’s laws, announced ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Ferguson chief apologizes in video to Brown family

    ST. LOUIS – The Missouri police chief whose officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old last month released a video Thursday apologizing to the family ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Iran president: extremists want to destroy civilization

    UNITED NATIONS – Iran's president warned world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that the goal of extremists creating chaos in the Mide ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Woman hit by California officer gets $1.5 million

    LOS ANGELES – A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $ ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Holder resigning as attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Eric Holder, America's first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation's laws, announced ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • India releases first image of crater-scarred Mars

    NEW DELHI – India's space agency released the first image of the crater-scarred and dry surface of Mars taken by the nation's first interplanetary spa ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Drones left out of America's air traffic plans

    WASHINGTON – Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about w ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Trend for trying e-cigarettes may be leveling off

    NEW YORK – A new government study suggests the number of U.S. adults who have tried electronic cigarettes may be leveling off.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Businesses won't have to return BP spill payouts

    NEW ORLEANS – BP wants its money back – hundreds of millions of dollars of it – but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must stand by th ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 7:21 pm
  • Learning how to survive a plane crash

    LONDON – They raced down the slide, one by one, like children on a playground. At the bottom, smartphone photos were snapped and high fives exchanged.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 7:09 pm
  • Domestic violence in United States: Data tells complex story

    For weeks, amid allegations involving several NFL players, domestic violence has been the focus of intense national attention. Does the turmoil reflec ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Sales of U.S. new homes soar in August

    WASHINGTON – U.S. sales of new homes surged in August, led by a wave of buying in the West and Northeast.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Obama calls for dismantling ISIS 'network of death'

    UNITED NATIONS – Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY

    NEW YORK – Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of al-Qaida after the Sept ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    JERUSALEM – Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying o ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:02 pm
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