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  • Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who h ...
    July 29, 2014 - 6:24 am
  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    DAKAR, Senegal – No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopov ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a " ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Medicare’s own health looking better, report says

    WASHINGTON – Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Deal to improve veterans’ health care costs $17B

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Virginia's gay marriage ban struck down

    RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the Sout ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

    WASHINGTON – In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and easily passed legislation Monday lettin ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • U.S says Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    WASHINGTON – In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missil ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysia ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    NEW YORK – Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.The Sarah Palin Channel ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:35 pm
  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging yo ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians’ new advice

    CHICAGO – A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation’s leading pediatrician’s ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:10 pm
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