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  • Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

    WASHINGTON – Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It’s time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Even a justice recently s ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • U.S. job openings near 13-year high, hiring rises

    WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to t ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • Respiratory illness affects hundreds of kids

    CHICAGO – Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be cause ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:39 am
  • Obama to broaden U.S. effort to combat militants

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously h ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

    The NCAA has lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminatin ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • U.S. job market's lingering weak spot: Stagnant pay

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. job market has steadily improved by pretty much every gauge except the one Americans probably care about most: Pay.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • About that raise… U.S. execs feeling tight-fisted

    WASHINGTON – The corporate executives who decide whether U.S. workers get meaningful raises have looked at the broader economy and have a message: Don ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Obama to outline strategy to defeat Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will outline plans this week for an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and S ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Analysis shows police short on Hispanic officers

    WASHINGTON – The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the cou ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Shells hit Mogadishu after militant leader's death

    MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali police officer says mortar shells have struck a Mogadishu neighborhood a day after the al-Qaida-linked militants named a ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Palestinian president urges Hamas to yield power

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – The new Palestinian unity government faced a new crisis on Sunday after President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dissolve his allia ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Monsoon floods kill nearly 300 in India, Pakistan

    SRINAGAR, India – Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pak ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Islamic extremists grab towns in northeast Nigeria

    YOLA, Nigeria – Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, has seized more towns along Nigeria’s northeastern border with Cameroon and is adopting ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • U.K. offers Scotland more autonomy ahead of vote

    LONDON – The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days as polls predict a very close vote in the upcoming ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

    SPARTAK, Ukraine – Shelling and other clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists threw the cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukrai ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:58 pm
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