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  • 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
  • Obama on a high wire on immigration law changes

    WASHINGTON – Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing Pre ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • What happens to your online accounts when you die?

    WASHINGTON – You’ve probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and al ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Bergdahl hires lawyer for military investigation

    WASHINGTON — The lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Wednesday that his client has been vilified by some people, but the public should not lea ...
    July 16, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Washington firefighters battle heat, high winds

    SPOKANE, Wash. — A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires and scorching hot temperatures ...
    July 16, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Attorney: Prostitute had no reason to kill exec

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — A high-priced prostitute accused of abandoning a Google executive after shooting him up with a fatal dose of heroin would never h ...
    July 16, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • After 12 hours, an exit from stalled casino boat

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were moving to a Coast Guard cutte ...
    July 16, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • EU leaders plot strategy over Ukraine, Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders were expected to decide Wednesday whether to toughen sanctions against Russia because of what they consider its ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Israeli strike kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli war planes intensified attacks across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, targeting senior Hamas leaders and bombing a coasta ...
    July 16, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Pregnant workers could be helped by new federal guidelines

    WASHINGTON – New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Japanese nuclear plant deemed safe, nears restart

    TOKYO – A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval Wednesday for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety requirements, clearing a major hurdle ...
    July 15, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Israel: Hamas to pay price for its 'no' to truce

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas "would pay the price" after the Islamic militant ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:55 pm
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