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  • High court action on voting aims to avoid chaos

    WASHINGTON – In seemingly contradictory voting-rights actions just a month before November’s elections, the Supreme Court has allowed new Republican-i ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Icahn: Senate leader 'selling out' Atlantic City

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Carl Icahn accused New Jersey's Senate president of "selling out" Atlantic City by considering casinos near New York City, while ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Angry protesters yell at riot police in St. Louis over fatal shooting of black teenager

    ST. LOUIS – Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. Louis for a second night as ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Tears, cheers as gay couples get married in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS – Daniel Carroll and Dayvin Bartolome stood on the steps of the marriage license bureau in Las Vegas, researching where they might tie the k ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 8:20 am
  • U.S. responds; military planes arrive at epicenter of Ebola

    MONROVIA, Liberia – Six U.S. military planes arrived in the Ebola hot zone Thursday with more Marines, as West Africa’s leaders pleaded for the world’ ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • 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
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