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  • Some police agencies not racially balanced

    An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics are more often underrepre ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Congress coming back from break, must act to avoid shutdown

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to pros

    RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane field ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • U.S. wary over hitting Syrian militants

    BEIRUT – The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq. But any serious attempt to destroy ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Joseph Altuzarra: seersucker to loose spring gowns

    NEW YORK – Joseph Altuzarra moved easily through pink seersucker gingham tailored for the over-16 woman into open leather lattice in vests and dresses ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Toronto Film Festival holds 'Bill Murray Day'

    TORONTO – The Toronto Film Festival turned its second day into a very welcome new holiday, "Bill Murray Day," an honor the comedian received, naturall ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Zeal, devotion guides volunteers to Ebola crisis

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Working with Ebola patients in Liberia, American pediatrician Alan Jamison treated as many people as he could as the country slipped ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • At U.S. base, South Korean ex-prostitutes face eviction

    PYEONGTAEK, South Korea – More than 70 aging women live in a squalid neighborhood between the rear gate of the U.S. Army garrison here and half a doze ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Apparent shelling heard outside Ukrainian port

    KIEV, Ukraine – Witnesses in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol reported sustained explosions outside the city and a volunteer battalion of Ukrainian ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense

    WARSAW, Poland – Leaders in most Eastern European nations are just short of jubilant after NATO created a rapid-reaction “spearhead” force to protect ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Obama defends immigration action delay

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is defending his decision to delay taking executive action on immigration until after November's congressional ele ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Housing bias clash could return to Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – It’s not easy to prevent the Supreme Court from deciding an issue once the justices have agreed to hear a case.
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • NATO allies agree to take on Islamic State threat

    NEWPORT, Wales – The U.S. and 10 of its key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Shadowed by two U.S. fighter jets, a small plane with its windows frosted and its pilot slumped over flew a ghostly 1,700-mile jou ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Colleges re-thinking campus sexual assault education

    BALTIMORE – As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” – a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are mos ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:04 am
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