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  • Risk of earthquake increased for about half of US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a q ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:52 pm
  • Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

    HRABOVE, Ukraine — A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, a ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:27 pm
  • For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

    HANOI, Vietnam — Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.In what ap ...
    July 17, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Latest on Malaysian plane missing since March

    Malaysia Airlines lost contact with one of its flights Thursday, four months after a plane flying to China disappeared. The latest information on Flig ...
    July 17, 2014 - 1:38 pm
  • Ruling allows same-sex marriages for Florida Keys

    MIAMI — A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay couples said ...
    July 17, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident

    MOSCOW — The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have discussed the Malaysia Airlines plane incident over eastern ...
    July 17, 2014 - 1:39 pm
  • Washington wildfire burns through Alp-like terrain

    SPOKANE, Wash. — A wind-fueled wildfire chased people from nearly 900 homes in Washington state as it burned through a landscape so reminiscent of the ...
    July 17, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs, signals new path

    LOS ANGELES — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its workforce as it str ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Malaysia Airlines plane lost contact over Ukraine

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia Airlines says it lost contact with a plane over Ukrainian airspace.
    July 17, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

    WASHINGTON – Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the ...
    July 17, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • U.S. home construction drops 9.3 percent in June

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home construction fell in June to the slowest pace in nine months, a setback to hopes that housing is regaining momentum and will bo ...
    July 17, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Jerry Sandusky son discusses alleged sexual abuse

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – An adopted son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is providing details of the alleged sexual abuse he suffered at the hands ...
    July 17, 2014 - 8:52 am
  • Nowhere to go for Gaza civilians urged to evacuate

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The text message was as urgent as it was unwelcome: The Israeli army advised Mouin Ghaffir to leave his home quickly or risk b ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Democrats seek gains with women in birth control loss ahead of election

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends ...
    July 17, 2014 - 12:01 am
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