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  • U.S. wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    WASHINGTON — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.The widening gap between the we ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

    CANTON, Mass. – Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks – so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man trig ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

    DETROIT – A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. – A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • U.S. man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

    PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espion ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city

    LUHANSK, Ukraine – Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions.
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    WASHINGTON – Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just tw ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

    PARIS – Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global st ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    INDIANOLA, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sun ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named Miss America on Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a New Yorker has walke ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    LONDON – Now it’s Britain’s turn to mourn.British aid worker David Haines has been beheaded – like t ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll its on Africa tourism

    KAMPALA, Uganda – Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya’s pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging touri ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    LUHANSK, Ukraine – A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Satur ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Egypt seeks broader alliance efforts with U.S. over Libya

    CAIRO – As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt presse ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    NEW YORK – Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.On Tuesday, the ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:54 pm
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