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  • Gulf Coast marks Katrina's fury, celebrates rebirth

    NEW ORLEANS – As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tiss ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • More ID, bag checks on Europe's trains after foiled attack

    PARIS – European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed t ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Ridin' with Biden? Clinton challenge a rough road for the VP

    MINNEAPOLIS – The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper.Joe Biden may be consider ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that h ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • TSA agent charged with molesting young woman at NYC airport

    NEW YORK – A former federal transportation security agent remained held on $3,000 bail Saturday after being charged with luring a 21-year-old Korean e ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Man charged with murder in Houston area deputy shooting

    HOUSTON – Prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a sheriff’s deputy who was gunned down from behind w ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

    LOS ANGELES – Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall sco ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

    WASHINGTON – With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global acti ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

    DALLAS – Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master’s degree at Texas’ Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a n ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Lebanese stage largest protests yet sparked by trash crisis

    BEIRUT – Thousands rallied in downtown Beirut Saturday in the largest anti-government protest yet over a summer garbage crisis, chanting “revolution, ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Turkish jets join U.S.-led coalition in airstrikes against IS

    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syr ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

    CAIRO – An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Dominica digs out from storm damage that killed at least 20

    ROSEAU, Dominica – Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged through mud, rocks and uprooted trees Saturday to reach communities cut off by a tropical ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case

    BANGKOK – Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks o ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • GOP’s tough talk doesn’t square with US-China relationship

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it: Spurred by the stock marke ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:24 am
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