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Only road onto NC island reopens after Arthur leaves

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

What's making US economy a world beater? 5 factors

WASHINGTON | How does the U.S. economy do it?

July 05, 2014 11:55 am

4 kids die in sweeping Philadelphia row home fire

PHILADELPHIA | A fast-moving fire raced through a row of two-story homes in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday, killing four children, engulfing at least 10 houses and displacing more than 40 residents, officials said.

July 05, 2014 11:03 am

Arthur weakening, downgraded to tropical storm

MANTEO, N.C. | Businesses on two of North Carolina's barrier islands hoped to salvage the rest of the holiday weekend after Arthur clipped the state without causing major damage before churning north toward Canada and losing strength early Saturday morning.

July 05, 2014 10:26 am

Report: Ind. tops nation in toxic releases to waterways

A report by Environment America released Thursday ranks Indiana number one in the nation for toxic releases into waterways.

June 19, 2014 2:35 pm

Obama says climate change deniers ignoring science

ANAHEIM, Calif. | President Barack Obama said denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese, as he issued a call to action on global warming to Saturday's graduates of the University of California, Irvine.

June 14, 2014 3:14 pm

Obama waiting for House GOP to act on immigration

WASHINGTON | To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make on his own. He is kicking the issue to House Republicans instead, despite mounting evidence they won't address the millions of immigrants living illegally …

June 14, 2014 2:22 pm

Hagel orders US aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON | Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier — the USS George H.W. Bush — to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq.

June 14, 2014 2:12 pm
90-year-old ex-president makes parachute jump

90-year-old ex-president makes parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine | Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine, fulfilling a goal he made five years ago after a similar jump even though he can no longer use his legs.

June 12, 2014 6:24 pm Photos


Police raid LA Times building after threat reports

LOS ANGELES | Police took a man into custody Friday night inside the Los Angeles Times building after it was locked down because of a shooting threat report, the newspaper said.

April 19, 2014 11:20 am

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

WASHINGTON | People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

April 19, 2014 11:14 am

Confident Sam wishes focus could stay on football

INDIANAPOLIS | Michael Sam says he wants to be known as just a football player, hopeful his sexuality soon won't be a story.

February 22, 2014 2:10 pm

30 arrested in All-Star weekend sex trafficking

NEW ORLEANS | Louisiana state police say an investigation involving local authorities and the FBI resulted in 30 arrests on charges related to sex-trafficking during the NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans.

February 22, 2014 2:05 pm

Mixed signals over in-flight use of cellphones

WASHINGTON | When it comes to deciding whether airline passengers can use their cellphones in flight, federal agencies are sending different signals to consumers.

February 22, 2014 12:24 pm

Early House race tests Obamacare as election issue

CLEARWATER, Fla. | The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for Congress this fall.

February 22, 2014 11:35 am

Medicare Advantage plans may face cuts

WASHINGTON | Cuts are on the table next year for Medicare Advantage plans, the Obama administration says. The politically dicey move affecting a private insurance alternative highly popular with seniors immediately touched off an election-year fight.

February 22, 2014 11:22 am

US condemns deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON | The United States is condemning a deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan, saying there is "no possible justification" for killing people who worked to help Afghans achieve a brighter future.

January 18, 2014 11:10 am

Pearl Harbor ceremony marks bombing anniversary

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii | About 50 survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor paused Saturday at the site to honor those killed and remember the moment that plunged the U.S. into World War II.

December 07, 2013 5:00 pm

Snow, ice, deep-freeze hit large swath of US

MEMPHIS, Tenn. | A late fall cold snap that has gripped much of the country is being blamed for a handful of deaths and has forced people to deal with frigid temperatures, power outages by the thousands and treacherous roads.

December 07, 2013 2:30 pm

Stepmom of teen accused in Fla. bullying arrested

The stepmother of a 14-year-old accused of bullying a Florida girl prior to her suicide was arrested and charged with child abuse after a video depicting the woman beating a boy was posted on Facebook, a sheriff said Friday.

October 19, 2013 10:08 am
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