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  • Jeb Bush to step down from banking job at Barclays

    WASHINGTON – Taking another step toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning his advisory role with British banking giant Barclays.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:08 pm
  • Girls in Slender Man stabbing competent to stand trial, judge says

    WAUKESHA, Wis. – Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:07 pm
  • Little hard evidence of North Korean guilt in Sony hacking

    WASHINGTON – The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • Hundreds of abused kids die as child protective authorities fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

    BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he r ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • Cubans hope for better future with U.S.-Havana deal

    HAVANA (AP) — Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expa ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • Abused kids die as officials fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana – At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities – many of ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • McConnell wants to stop coal rules

    WASHINGTON – Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama’s coal plant ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • U.S., Cuba patch torn relations

    WASHINGTON – After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say ar ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Fourteen charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

    BOSTON – Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers’ gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn’t properly sterilize them and ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Sony cancels ‘Interview’ Dec. 25 release

    NEW YORK – Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony P ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midte ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Sydney hostage planned daring escape in Australia cafe

    SYDNEY — The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O'Brien had become convinced the gunman was insa ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Australian leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

    SYDNEY — A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off it years ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:34 am
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