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  • Obamas attend wedding of their longtime chef

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Setting aside for a few hours the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots, President Barack Obama assumed t ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — Two wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago were still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 ho ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Buyer’s remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 6:37 am
  • Obama’s delay on immigration creates uncertainty

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade – a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowe ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens new sanctions

    BRUSSELS – Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of impo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers Saturday

    BEIRUT – Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded t ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

    WASHINGTON – The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchma ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Russian-backed rebels push west in Ukraine

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine – Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on t ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Tax forms pose new challenge for HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON – The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one co ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine – Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow ha ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

    BEIRUT – The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

    CANBERRA, Australia – Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call th ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    GENEVA – The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organi ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

    JERUSALEM – European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing fo ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:50 pm
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