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  • Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban

    WESTMINSTER, Mass. – The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent's Count ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Federal government struggles against cyberattacks

    A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates

    NEW YORK – Dr. Robert Fuller didn’t hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • U.S. bishops struggling under Francis’ pontificate

    U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are gathering at a moment of turbulence for them and the American church, as Pope Francis moves toward crafting new polici ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • AG pick Lynch called strong civil rights defender

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch was a federal prosecutor in New York when she encountered an astonishing case of police brutality: the broomstick sodomy of ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • 2 Americans held in North Korea whisked back home

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Two Americans released from captivity in North Korea returned to the United States Saturday night, landing at a Wash ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Mexican meth increasingly supplanting at-home labs

    ST. LOUIS – The nation's Heartland is ridding itself of the scourge of homemade methamphetamine, with lab seizures down by nearly half in many high-me ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Another Arizona immigration law struck down

    PHOENIX – Arizona's frustrations over federal enforcement of the state's border with Mexico spawned a movement nearly a decade ago to have local polic ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • U.S.: Iran nuclear deal not linked to other issues

    BEIJING – The top U.S. diplomat described "real gaps" Saturday in waning negotiations to limit Iran's nuclear program, but steadfastly denied that any ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall

    BERLIN – Germany on Sunday celebrates the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the st ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Israel clampdown at shrine fuels Muslim fears

    JERUSALEM – Hundreds of Palestinians knelt on prayer carpets in a Jerusalem street Friday, faced by a cordon of Israeli riot police who blocked them f ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 12:53 am
  • Prosecutors drop charge against AC/DC’s Phil Rudd

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand authorities made an embarrassing about-face Friday when prosecutors dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/ ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 12:50 am
  • Famed rescue pilot honored by Coast Guard Academy

    NEW LONDON, Conn. – A World War II pilot whose lost plane has become the target of a stepped-up U.S. recovery effort in Greenland was honored Friday b ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 12:58 am
  • Judge approves bankruptcy exit plan for Detroit

    DETROIT – A judge cleared Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy Friday, approving a hard-fought turnaround plan with a fervent plea to the people of this ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 12:58 am
  • U.S. economy fueling strong hiring if not pay gains

    WASHINGTON – Healthy job growth in the United States has reached a level of consistency unseen in nearly two decades.
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 12:59 am
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