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  • Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

    WASHINGTON – Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year poli ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Lawyer: School stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’

    PITTSBURGH – The 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing 22 people at his high school was dazed “like a deer in the headlights” hours later and doesn’t fu ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act signing

    AUSTIN, Texas – A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had “lived out the prom ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Prosecutor mocks Pistorius’ version of events

    PRETORIA, South Africa – The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete’s murder trial Thursday, ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the government ...
    April 10, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • US budget deficit falls in March to $37 billion

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. government's budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign o ...
    April 10, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • Report: Syria rebel infighting kills 51 fighters

    BEIRUT — Fierce infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in eastern Syria killed more than 50 fighters Thursday, an opposition group said, while ...
    April 10, 2014 - 1:35 pm
  • Officials say car bombs in Iraq's capital kill 16

    BAGHDAD — Two car bombs exploded in Shiite neighborhoods of Iraq's capital Thursday night, killing at least 16 people as violence roars on before a cr ...
    April 10, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

    NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host. CBS announced Thurs ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • $4 billion: 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 10, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Mudslide survivor holding son describes terror

    SEATTLE — The lights in Amanda Skorjanc's home started to flicker and shake. When she looked outside, she saw a cascade of mud and debris crashing dow ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up

    WASHINGTON — Enrollment for the president's health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing P ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Lawyer: Evaluate stabbing suspect's mental health

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – The attorney for a 16-year-old accused of stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at their high school said Thursday he wan ...
    April 10, 2014 - 9:14 am
  • Prosecutor: School stabber used kitchen knives

    PITTSBURGH – The district attorney says a 16-year-old charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security officer at his Pittsburgh-area high schoo ...
    April 10, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Possible 5th underwater signal heard in jet search

    PERTH, Australia – An Australian aircraft Thursday detected what may be the fifth signal coming from a man-made device deep in the Indian Ocean, addin ...
    April 10, 2014 - 9:11 am
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