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  • NASA's Orion spacecraft makes 'perfect flight,' 1st step toward Mars mission

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bull's-eye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Yemen's al-Qaida threatens hostage Luke Somers in new video

    SANAA, Yemen – Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen threatened an American hostage who was the target of a rescue attempt by U.S. special forces last month, war ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:44 am
  • Fatal police incidents converge to stir national debate

    NEW YORK – From the White House to the streets of some of America's biggest cities, the New York chokehold case converged with the Ferguson shooting a ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • House Republicans rebuke Obama on immigration

    WASHINGTON – Emboldened House Republicans issued a stern but symbolic rebuke to President Barack Obama over immigration Thursday, passing a bill decla ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Cleveland police poorly trained, reckless, U.S. Justice Department says

    CLEVELAND — The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement Thursday to overhaul the city's police department after federal investigato ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • No charges for New York police officer in Eric Garner chokehold death has civil rights leaders outraged

    NEW YORK — Civil rights leaders Thursday decried the grand jury decision not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of a black man an ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 12:44 pm
  • Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

    NEW YORK — The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Dangerous practices spread Ebola in Sierra Leone

    KAMPALA, Uganda — Dr. Michael Mawanda saw some disturbing behaviors when he was in Sierra Leone helping fight the Ebola epidemic, including relatives ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • 10 things to know Dec. 4; Putin confident in local forces after gun battle

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 6:57 am
  • NYC cop in videotaped chokehold death: No intent to harm

    NEW YORK – A grand jury cleared a white police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped for selling loose, ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Diplomats gather in Brussels to target Islamic State militants

    BRUSSELS — A global fight against Islamic State militants will likely take years to fully succeed, but nations are prepared to engage "for as long as ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • Takata: Evidence doesn't support national air bad recall

    DETROIT — A defiant Takata Corp. told a U.S. safety agency that its demand for a nationwide air bag recall isn't supported by evidence, and the govern ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • Girl describes deadly Tennessee school bus crash

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A student aboard one of two Tennessee school buses involved in a deadly crash says it was a terrifying experience.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 7:11 am
  • Lebanon says it has detained wife of IS leader

    BEIRUT – Lebanese authorities detained a woman and young boy believed to be the wife and son of the reclusive Islamic State group leader, and were que ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:17 pm
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