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  • Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

    BEIRUT – With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syri ...
    May 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Fido al fresco? NY weighs allowing outdoor dining with dogs

    NEW YORK – Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it.New ...
    May 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

    WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree ...
    May 24, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Protests, arrests after Ohio officer's acquittal in 2 deaths

    CLEVELAND – Police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight as protesters took to the streets after a judge found a city police officer not guilty ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • 7 decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new ID tests and closure

    CARY, N.C. – Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert – he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did to their ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

    DUBLIN – Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum decla ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

    CLEVELAND – A patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case t ...
    May 23, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

    WASHINGTON – A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next ...
    May 23, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

    WASHINGTON – In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Clinton received sensitive info on private email account

    WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplom ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    BEIRUT – Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • 10 Things to Know for May 22; Archives show tax breaks Hilary Clinton endorsed

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 22, 2015 - 6:28 am
  • Obama’s trade measure clears key Senate hurdle

    WASHINGTON – In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration’s hand in global trade talks advanced towa ...
    May 22, 2015 - 1:08 am
  • Fears mount as Islamic State expands territory in Syria

    DAMASCUS, Syria – Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast’s most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the hi ...
    May 22, 2015 - 1:09 am
  • Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

    NEW YORK — The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation ...
    May 22, 2015 - 1:11 am
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