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  • Supreme Court weighs role of race in Alabama redistricting

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a dispute over the use of race to redraw political districts that turns the usual arguments on ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Rosetta mission lands spacecraft on comet

    DARMSTADT, Germany – The European Space Agency says it has succeeded in landing a spacecraft on a comet for the first time in history.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Federal judge strikes down South Carolina gay marriage ban

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – A federal judge struck down South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, though marriage licenses can't immediately be h ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • Mali reports 2 new Ebola deaths in capital

    BAMAKO, Mali – Malian authorities on Wednesday reported two new deaths from Ebola that are not believed to be linked to the nation's only other known ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Iraqi Shiite militias grow brutal in anti-IS fight

    BAGHDAD – The vengeance that Iraq's Shiite militias mete out as they fight the Islamic State group can be just as brutal as that of their sworn sectar ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Obama’s bid for new China ties can’t quell tension

    BEIJING – When Xi Jinping took the reins of a booming China two years ago, President Barack Obama saw an opportunity to remake America’s relationship ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • China wins support for Asia-Pacific trade proposal

    HUAIROU, China – Leaders of Asia-Pacific economies agreed Tuesday to begin work toward possible adoption of a Chinese-backed free-trade pact, giving B ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Truce deal one of few ideas left for Syria peace

    BEIRUT – Traction is growing for one of the few ideas left for peace in Syria's civil war: Work out a series of local cease-fires to try to quiet the ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Palestinian leader accuses Israel of religious war

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Tuesday of leading the region toward a "religious war," saying frequent vi ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • U.S. fights cybercrime in plain sight

    ARLINGTON, Virginia – Ground zero in the nation’s fight against cybercrime hides in plain sight, in a nondescript suburban office building with no gov ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Ryan’s move to Ways and Means won’t preclude ’16 bid

    WASHINGTON – Unbothered by suggestions it could preclude a presidential campaign, Rep. Paul Ryan is on track to be tapped to lead Congress’ main tax-w ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Justices review racial makeup of Alabama districts

    WASHINGTON – In last week’s elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, al ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • ACLU: Gay Kansas coupled harmed by marriage delay

    TOPEKA, Kan. – Civil liberties attorneys are telling the U.S. Supreme Court that delaying gay marriage in Kansas will harm same-sex couples and their ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Bush father, son want Jeb Bush to run for President

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Former President George W. Bush said he and his father believe Jeb Bush should run for president but ultimately the former Fl ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Missouri governor Jay Nixon outlines Ferguson preparations

    WELDON SPRING, Mo. – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says law enforcement officials have been working around the clock to make sure residents and businesses w ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 2:33 pm
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