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  • Cooler weather helps crews battling California wildfire

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. – Cooler weather helped crews build a buffer Monday between a raging Northern California wildfire and some of the thousands of home ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • DA: Authorities eyeing revenge motive in courthouse shooting

    CANTON, Miss. – William A. Wells was a former firefighter who had never been in any more serious legal trouble than some traffic tickets— until his mo ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Texas attorney general accused of lying to investors

    McKINNEY, Texas – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an investment opportunity: a tech startup making data servers. He told people he had put his o ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Ex-con accused of killing police officer turns self in

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending an intensive two- ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Turkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict

    LICE, Turkey — The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire — igniting a ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens

    ATHENS, Greece – Greece suffered its worst stock market bloodbath in decades on Monday, when it opened after a forced five-week closure, and new data ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Report: U.S.-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians

    BAGHDAD – U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a repo ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges

    DANA POINT, Calif. – One by one, the wealthy conservative donors stood up Monday and pledged millions of dollars to the favorite causes of billionaire ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

    WASHINGTON – The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try agai ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Archer Daniels Midland completes sale of chocolate business

    NEW YORK – Archer Daniels Midland says it sold its chocolate business to agribusiness conglomerate Cargill for $440 million.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Rauner: Illinois to review new federal power plant limits

    ST. LOUIS – Gov. Bruce Rauner offered little insight Monday into whether Illinois, which the federal government says ranks near the bottom in emission ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Colorado theater shooting jury keeps death penalty as option

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial declined to rule out the death penalty Monday as they move toward sentencing James H ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • U.S. auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

    DETROIT – Summer deals and big demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles kept U.S. auto sales strong in July.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting stat ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:31 am
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