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  • Obamas join Richard Branson for private island getaway

    NECKER ISLAND, British Virgin Islands – Former President Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, have spent some time vacationing with Richard Branson s ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • China to debut large homemade passenger jet in 2017

    BEIJING – After years of delays, China’s first large homemade passenger jetliner will take to the air for its maiden flight in the first half of this ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Suspect gets 30 years in Florida mosque fire

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. – An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday for settin ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Israeli leader presses U.K. to impose new sanctions on Iran

    LONDON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to follow the American administration and impose ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Watchdog group that fought Roman Catholic Church faces upheaval

    ST. LOUIS – A victims’ support group that helped force the Roman Catholic Church to confront the problem of child-molesting priests is going through u ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • Anti-Trump protests complicate start of his presidency

    WASHINGTON – Scrappy as ever, Donald Trump on Monday dismissed polls showing low approval ratings as “fake news.” But whatever his opinion, active opp ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Appeals court weighs Trump ban as travelers arrive to tears

    WASHINGTON – The fierce battle over President Donald Trump’s travel and refugee ban edged up the judicial escalator Monday, headed for a possible fina ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Binge Eater: Black hole taking over decade to devour star

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Scientists have detected a black hole that's taken a record-breaking decade to devour a star – and it's still chewing away.
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 5:37 pm
  • 2 states say allowing President Trump's travel ban would 'unleash chaos again'

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump's ban on refugees an ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 8:26 am
  • Despite White House warning, Israel pushes settlement bill

    JERUSALEM – Israel's prime minister is moving ahead with a contentious law that would legalize dozens of settlement outposts in the West Bank, despite ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 1:08 am
  • Turkish police detain more than 440 people in anti-IS operation

    ISTANBUL – Turkey's anti-terrorism police have detained over 440 people for alleged links to the Islamic State group, the state-run news agency report ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 1:08 am
  • 'La La Land' continues dance to the Oscars with Directors Guild Award win

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle waltzed off with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards, Saturday. It’s ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 1:08 am
  • Trump says he respects Putin; U.S. isn't 'so innocent'

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump said he respects Vladimir Putin, and when told the Russian leader is “a killer,” Trump said the United ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 1:07 am
  • White House predicts courts will reinstate travel ban

    WASHINGTON – Rebuffed in its bid for a quick reversal, the White House said Sunday it expected the courts to reaffirm President Donald Trump’s executi ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 1:06 am
  • Super Bowl ads go political in a big way

    NEW YORK – Messages about America, inclusiveness – and, yes, even "four years of awful hair" – kept bubbling up in Super Bowl 51 ads from Airbnb, the ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 1:04 am
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