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  • Obamacare ‘stupidity’? New energy for repeal

    WASHINGTON – Newly surfaced videos are adding fresh energy to the efforts of congressional conservatives to repeal President Barack Obama’s health car ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Keeping your health law plan may come with premium hike

    WASHINGTON – Many of the 7 million consumers who got insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law will see their premiums rise next year u ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Religious challenge to Obamacare on birth control, contraceptives rejected

    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a path devised by the Obama administration that allows religious nonprofit groups to avoid payin ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • France: Wild cat on the prowl is not a tiger

    MONTEVRAIN, France — A two-day search by police and military forces for a wild animal roaming through French towns has come to one conclusion: it isn' ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Iraq: 3 bombings kill 19 in and around Baghdad

    BAGHDAD — Iraqi police and hospital officials say three separate bombings in and around Baghdad have killed at least 19 people and wounded nearly 50.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Chuck Hagel: Top-to-bottom changes needed in U.S. militay's nuclear force

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the military's failure to maintain its focus on the nation's nuclear forces led them to be mismanaged ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Surgeon with Ebola coming to U.S. for care from Sierra Leone

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States for treatment ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Comet landing probe starts drilling; European Space Agency still seeking location

    BERLIN — A European probe has begun drilling into a comet to collect scientific data, but mission controllers said Friday that battery issues may make ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Sources: ISIS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

    ISTANBUL – Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to sto ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Video: Florida thief steals chain saw by sticking it down pants, Port St. Lucie police say

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Police say a Florida man stole a chain saw by sticking it down his pants. Sur ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro charged with drunken driving in Manhattan

    NEW YORK — New York City police say "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro has been arrested on a drunken-driving charge.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • European Space Agency: Comet lander Philiae ends up in cliff shadow

    BERLIN – A shadow was cast – literally – across Europe's historic mission to land on and explore a comet. Scientists said Thursday the landing craft n ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Immigration, Keystone XL pipeline top first day of lame-duck Congress

    WASHINGTON — A political gambit by an endangered Senate Democrat broke loose long-stalled legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 9:36 am
  • Drones patrol half of U.S.-Mexico border

    SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 9:14 am
  • Maryland school district scraps religious holiday names on calendar

    Presented with the opportunity to recognize a Muslim holiday on the school calendar for the first time, leaders of Maryland’s largest school district ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:29 pm
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