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  • February jobs report: Unemployment rate at 5.5 percent, 295K positions added

    WASHINGTON — A burst of hiring in February underscored the resilience and confidence of U.S. businesses, which are adding workers at the fastest pace ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

    LOS ANGELES – Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia – Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center on Thursday, beginning its countdown to be ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • AbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21B

    AbbVie will spend about $21 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Pharmacyclics in a bid to add another major revenue producer to a product portfolio that a ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Father tells jury about boy’s death at marathon

    BOSTON – With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated at the defense table no more than 15 feet away Thursday, the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston M ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty

    PHOENIX – Jurors who deadlocked on the punishment for convicted murderer Jodi Arias, sparing her life, said Thursday that they were 11-1 in favor of t ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Can Clinton live up to pledge to learn from ’08?

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Plane skids off LaGuardia runway

    NEW YORK – A Delta plane from Atlanta skidded off a LaGuardia Airport runway while landing during a snowstorm Thursday and crashed through a chain-lin ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren joins bipartisan group on community colleges

    The congressman whose district includes McHenry County College and six other community colleges has joined a bipartisan group aimed at promoting commu ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • 2 mummified babies found in ceiling at Gary, Indiana funeral home

    CHICAGO — A spokesman says the remains of two mummified or skeletonized babies found inside small boxes above ceiling tiles at a funeral home in north ...
    March 5, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?

    POLK CITY, Fla. — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus phasing out elephant acts by 2018

    POLK CITY, Fla. — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • 10 Things to Know for March 5; Justice Department clears officer in Ferguson shooting

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    March 5, 2015 - 6:32 am
  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health ov ...
    March 4, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Clinton email investigation: House committee subpoenas messages in Benghazi probe

    WASHINGTON – A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who use ...
    March 4, 2015 - 8:09 pm
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