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  • Turkey’s Syria stance spurs violent blowback

    ISTANBUL – Turkey is playing a risky game of chicken in its negotiations with NATO partners who want it to join combat operations against the Islamic ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Even Supreme Court justices can goof

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court’s mishandling of big news this week about same-sex marriage was a reminder: Even the justices put their robes on one ar ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • GOP, White House clash on Secret Service scandal

    WASHINGTON – Two years after a prostitution scandal rocked the Secret Service, a Republican congressman renewed allegations Thursday about possible in ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Hong Kong protests unresolved after talks collapse

    HONG KONG – A pro-democracy protest that has blocked main roads in Hong Kong for almost two weeks could drag on for days yet, after talks aimed at res ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Dow plunges 334 points, its worst day of 2014

    NEW YORK – The stock market had its worst day of the year Thursday, just 24 hours after recording its best.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • Obama wants an election about the economy, not him

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is all in with his economic pitch. The American public is not. Over the next 27 days, either the public or the pre ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Mexico's junk food taxes hitting Pepsi, Coke

    NEW YORK – No wonder Coke and Pepsi are spending millions of dollars to fight proposed taxes on sugary drinks in California.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Top Vatican cardinal wants streamlined annulments

    VATICAN CITY – The Vatican's top legislator says he favors a radical change in how the Catholic Church handles marriage annulments to speed them up an ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Off-duty St. Louis cop kills armed black teenager, sparking protest

    ST. LOUIS – An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black 18-year-old who had fired at him, authorities said Thursday. The killing led ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 287K

    WASHINGTON – Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Congress considers changes to Secret Service after break-in

    WASHINGTON – Key members of Congress are weighing dramatic changes to the embattled Secret Service, including moving it out of the Homeland Security D ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Step toward artificial hand with a sense of touch

    WASHINGTON – Scientists are moving closer to an artificial hand that can feel: Implanted electrodes allowed some amputees to tell by touch how gently ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Obama: U.S. will keep making progress in Iraq, Syria

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told top military commanders Wednesday that he's confident the U.S. will keep making progress in its fight against ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Day of legal confusion leaves gay couples in limbo

    LAS VEGAS – County clerks in Nevada turned away gay couples eager to marry Wednesday amid a flurry of conflicting court decisions, including a U.S. Su ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Woman with brain cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.The 29-yea ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:41 pm
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