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  • American Airlines to sell restricted 'basic economy' ticket

    DALLAS – The evolution of a caste system in the economy cabin of jetliners is deepening, with passengers divided and treated differently based on how ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:36 pm
  • Obama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term, argui ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:04 pm
  • Chicago area to see nine fewer mild summer days by end of century because of climate change, study finds

    WASHINGTON – Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind project ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:15 am
  • U.S. industrial output rose in December; best pace in 2 years

    WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production increased in December at the strongest pace in two years, as auto factories cranked out more vehicles and powe ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:36 am
  • Records show Trump EPA pick Scott Pruitt crusading for industry donors

    WASHINGTON – When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney gene ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:36 am
  • Abortions in U.S. drop to lowest level since 1974, Guttmacher Institute report says

    NEW YORK – Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • Education secretary pick DeVos defends school options when public schools are failing

    WASHINGTON – Education secretary pick Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that American parents must be able to send their children to high-quality schools, incl ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of le ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:36 pm
  • Nearly 50 House Democrats vow to boycott Trump inauguration

    WASHINGTON – The roster of House Democrats planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration grew to about 50 on Tuesday in a protest of ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:35 pm
  • Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect blames 'mind control,' IS ties

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport told investigators initially he ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:35 pm
  • Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump’s legitimac ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:12 pm
  • Maine governor offers John Lewis an erroneous history lesson

    AUGUSTA, Maine – Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday offered an erroneous history lesson about racial segregation to a black Georgia congressman wh ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 5:31 pm
  • Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:10 pm
  • 18 million people will lose their health insurance in one year if Obamacare is killed and not replaced, CBO says

    WASHINGTON – Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle mu ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:10 pm
  • Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump

    NEW YORK – As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young b ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 2:57 pm
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