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  • Social Security spent $300M on ‘IT boondoggle’

    WASHINGTON – Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a gro ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    TAIPEI, Taiwan – An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • House, Senate advance competing border proposals

    WASHINGTON – At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thou ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Nazi war crimes suspect dies as extradition OK’d

    PHILADELPHIA – An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking record

    INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • U.S. officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

    WASHINGTON – Senior U.S. officials and lawmakers butted heads Wednesday over the American response to Iraq’s expanding Sunni insurgency, with Republic ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

    WASHINGTON — Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older ta ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minis ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Ukrainian fighter jets shot down by pro-Russian rebels

    KHARKIV, Ukraine – Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukra ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM – Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israe ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

    GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — The Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun its final voyage, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it ...
    July 23, 2014 - 7:55 am
  • Plane crash bodies removed from Ukraine war zone

    KHARKIV, Ukraine – A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pr ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Big issues loom for Congress as August recess nears

    WASHINGTON – Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Black colleges face hard choices on Koch gift

    America’s black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Hamas rocket strike prompts ban on flights to Israel

    JERUSALEM – A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as av ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:14 pm
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