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  • Supreme Court skeptical of sex offender social media ban

    WASHINGTON – With a nod to the importance of social media in American life, the Supreme Court signaled Monday that it could strike down a North Caroli ...
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • After years of declining revenue, United hits the thrusters

    DALLAS – United Airlines, which lost the distinction of being the world’s biggest carrier after shrinking for several years, plans to regain lost grou ...
    NEW: Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared Monday that "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated." Yet the opposite has long been painfu ...
    NEW: Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • 911 call: Bar shooting suspect said he'd killed 'Iranians'

    OLATHE, Kan. – A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of two Indian men to ...
    NEW: Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress gives him a welcome opportunity to refocus his young administration on the core econom ...
    NEW: Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:44 pm
  • Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Judge sides with transgender students over bathroom access

    PITTSBURGH – A federal judge on Monday ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school, including the sister of a singer who perfo ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:05 pm
  • Jewish centers cope with bomb threats; graves vandalized

    Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia began raising money to repair ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 2:36 pm
  • House Intel chair Devin Nunes: Trump-Russia ties can't become a witch hunt

    WASHINGTON – House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports t ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:59 pm
  • White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion

    WASHINGTON – The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • George W. Bush on President Trump and Russia: "We all need answers"

    WASHINGTON – Former President George W. Bush said Monday "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq – “We have wounded!” the men shouted from the roadside. Two soldiers, bleeding, were being bandaged beside their smoking vehicle on the si ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:52 am
  • Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void

    ISMAILIA, Egypt – After Islamic militants barged into his uncle’s house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sam ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • Trump toasts nation's governors ahead of health care talks

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump toasted the nation's governors Sunday night, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level 3 times legal limit

    NEW ORLEANS – The man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the l ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:50 am
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