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  • John Nash, wife, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ inspiration, die in NJ

    TRENTON, N.J. – John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

    WASHINGTON – The Islamic State group’s takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight,” Defense ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Catholics organize to promote pope’s climate change message

    NEW YORK – There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines.
    May 24, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • After officer’s acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the s ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Forgotten for decades, fallen NY soldier finally honored

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Carroll Heath didn’t have it easy growing up in the Great Depression. His father wasn’t around, his mother was a patient in a mental ho ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Ash Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi

    WASHINGTON – The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Rick Perry seeks to win over Iowa, a handshake at a time

    LE MARS, Iowa – Rick Perry is working his way through small-town Iowa one handshake, bear hug and backslap at a time.
    May 24, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • 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
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