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  • 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
  • Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception

    WASHINGTON — A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of waterboa ...
    April 11, 2014 - 1:12 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 - 12:35 pm
  • Police say bullying not a part of Pa. school stabbing

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – No evidence has surfaced yet to show that a boy charged in a stabbing rampage at his high school was targeting any particular stude ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback ...
    April 11, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Subway: 'Yoga mat' chemical almost out of bread

    NEW YORK – Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat" chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.
    April 11, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

    WASHINGTON – An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax r ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

    BERLIN – It’s Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back int ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Australian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370

    PERTH, Australia – Australia’s prime minister said Friday authorities are confident that a series of underwater signals detected in a remote patch of ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Congress to Iran: Ambassador's application denied

    WASHINGTON – Congress said no way to Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, outraged by the prospect of a member of a group responsible f ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Putin: Ukraine debt threatens gas supplies

    MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin warned Europe on Thursday that it may face a shutdown of Russian natural gas supplies if it fails to help Ukraine settle its e ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:33 pm
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