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  • 10 Things to Know for April 21; Jeb Bush prepares for presidential campaign experiment

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    April 21, 2015 - 6:48 am
  • Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

    HONOLULU – The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism

    KEENE, N.H. – Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republ ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested

    CATANIA, Sicily – Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to h ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Detroit Zoo to turn manure from its animals into power

    ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo is planning to turn abundant piles of animal manure into energy.T ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • South Carolina paper wins Pulitzer for reporting on domestic violence

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Lelisa Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Carolina Rotich takes women's race

    BOSTON – Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first title to the city in ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Survey: U.S. businesses expect sales to rebound, more hiring

    WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiri ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Man charged in fight over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is better

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man's ar ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Spain: Teacher killed, 4 wounded by student in Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain – A Spanish student reportedly armed with a crossbow and a knife killed a substitute teacher and wounded four others at a school in B ...
    April 20, 2015 - 8:23 am
  • 10 Things to Know for April 20; EU leaders gather after Mediterranean shipwreck

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    April 20, 2015 - 6:49 am
  • 5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Five years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths ...
    April 20, 2015 - 12:05 am
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