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  • McConnell wants to stop coal rules

    WASHINGTON – Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama’s coal plant ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • U.S., Cuba patch torn relations

    WASHINGTON – After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say ar ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Fourteen charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

    BOSTON – Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers’ gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn’t properly sterilize them and ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Sony cancels ‘Interview’ Dec. 25 release

    NEW YORK – Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony P ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midte ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Sydney hostage planned daring escape in Australia cafe

    SYDNEY — The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O'Brien had become convinced the gunman was insa ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Australian leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

    SYDNEY — A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off it years ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • U.S., Cuba to normalize relations; Obama to speak

    WASHINGTON — The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift i ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Dec. 17; No charges filed against Bill Cosby in Playboy Mansion case

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:18 am
  • Aussie leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

    SYDNEY – A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off it years ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Sony faces 2nd class action lawsuit over data breach

    NEW YORK — A second class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony Pictures Entertainment by two former employees whose private data was stolen from ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • Siege at Pakistani school ends with 126 dead, mostly students

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 126 peop ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • 'Deluded' Sydney cafe hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr

    SYDNEY — He wrote letters to grieving families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan that likened them to "Hitler's soldiers." He was accused of ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Sydney cafe siege victims lauded for courage, kindness

    SYDNEY (AP) — The manager of a Sydney cafe where a 16-hour siege ended in a hail of bullets early Tuesday was lauded for sacrificing his life by grabb ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:50 am
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