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  • Italian mobsters take secret oath in police video

    ROME – Recruits for Italy's 'ndrangheta crime syndicate have been caught on video taking a loyalty oath, swearing "under the splendor of the moon," in ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Israel vows harsh response to synagogue attack

    JERUSALEM – Israel vowed harsh retaliation Tuesday for a Palestinian attack that killed five people and left blood-smeared prayer books and shawls on ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • U.S. Senate rejects Keystone pipeline – but GOP vows replay

    WASHINGTON – In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night to force completion of th ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Scott Walker considering 2016 run for president

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he is seriously considering whether to get into the race for president in 2016, but he hasn't ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Obama orders review of U.S. hostage policy

    WASHINGTON – With terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are take ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Lake-effect snow pummels New York, closes Thruway

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Parts of New York are measuring the season's first big snowfall in feet, rather than inches, as 3 feet of lake-effect snow blanketed t ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • GOP vows to pass Keystone XL Pipeline later if bill fails now

    WASHINGTON – Republican leaders vowed Tuesday to take up and pass a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline in Congress again next year if the Senate ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Destroy synagogue attackers' homes

    JERUSALEM – Israel's prime minister has ordered authorities to destroy the homes of the attackers who killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • House Democrats re-elect Nancy Pelosi as minority leader

    WASHINGTON – Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which t ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • Pope Francis confirms trip to the United States

    PHILADELPHIA – A pontiff who has long championed humble acts is coming to the City of Brotherly Love.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:46 am
  • Europeans have prominent role in beheading video

    PARIS – The cold-eyed militants lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, includin ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • 'Red warning lights' flashing for global economy

    LONDON – Hours after the leaders of the world’s 20 most developed economies sought to boost confidence by promising to increase global output by $2 tr ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Answers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri grand jury has been hearing evidence for months as it weighs whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in th ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • 2 GOP presidents acted unilaterally on immigration

    WASHINGTON – Two presidents have acted unilaterally on immigration — and both were Republican. Ronald Reagan and his successor George H.W. Bush extend ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices

    NEW YORK – Planes are full. Passengers clamor for amenities. Investors want a payout. New planes are on order.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 10:31 am
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