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  • GM slow to act on recalls, House documents show

    DETROIT – Documents released by a House subcommittee show that managers and employees at General Motors were often slow to react to safety problems – ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

    SANDS POINT, N.Y. – Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Dreams dashed in fatal college tour bus crash

    ORLAND, Calif. – It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to colle ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • 2 reporters who probed NSA surveillance back in US

    NEW YORK – Two reporters central to revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort returned to the United States on Friday for the first ti ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Connecticut ex-governor pleads not guilty

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiracy and other federal charges in an alleged pursuit of ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Warship's namesake, Zumwalt, fought racism, sexism

    BATH, Maine – Bud Zumwalt took what he learned during the tumultuous 1960s with him when he became the nation's youngest chief of naval operations, ea ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Mickey Rooney to be laid to rest in Hollywood

    LOS ANGELES – Mickey Rooney will be laid to rest alongside Hollywood royalty.A judge signed off Frid ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Authors Guild asks US court to rule against Google

    NEW YORK – Saying Google Inc. is stealing business from online book retailers, the Authors Guild asked a federal appeals court Friday to reinstate its ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

    CHALMETTE, La. – When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Judge approves Detroit swaps deal with 2 banks

    DETROIT – Detroit can move ahead with a plan to settle a ruinous multimillion-dollar debt with two banks for $85 million, a judge said Friday as he al ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k)

    WASHINGTON – It’s the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.And now a new study finds t ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Woman accused of tossing shoe at Clinton released

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a Las Vegas speech has been freed after b ...
    April 11, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Obama to warn against Voting Rights Act erosions

    NEW YORK (AP) — Determined to mobilize midterm Democratic voters, President Barack Obama is issuing an election-year warning against state voting requ ...
    April 11, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Obamas pay $98,169 in taxes on income of $481,098

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 income last year, according to tax returns th ...
    April 11, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the "evil" of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness ...
    April 11, 2014 - 3:39 pm
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