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  • Study: Action-packed television shows may make you snack more

    CHICAGO – Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced televisio ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

    GENEVA – The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes ag ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

    BRUSSELS – NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies i ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • Few women in 'industry that time forgot'; construction recruiting efforts rise

    NEW YORK – Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Islamist militia now guards U.S. Embassy in Libya

    TRIPOLI, Libya – An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Sh ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against wha ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Natio ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Obamas attend wedding of their longtime chef

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Setting aside for a few hours the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots, President Barack Obama assumed t ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — Two wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago were still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 ho ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Buyer’s remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 6:37 am
  • Obama’s delay on immigration creates uncertainty

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade – a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowe ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens new sanctions

    BRUSSELS – Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of impo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers Saturday

    BEIRUT – Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded t ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:08 pm
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