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  • White House undergoes holiday lockdown after man jumps fence

    WASHINGTON – A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrat ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:32 am
  • Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS

    MOSCOW – The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remain ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:32 am
  • Study: Skin care drug prices up 401 percent since 2009

    WASHINGTON – The cost of prescription skin treatments has skyrocketed since 2009, as the burden of escalating drug prices increasingly weighs on famil ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:31 am
  • Holiday shoppers get a head start on Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK – Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now Thanksgiving Day is the new tradition for some shoppers.
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:29 am
  • Preventable errors led to hospital attack, military says

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. airstrike that killed 31 civilians at a hospital in Afghanistan last month resulted from preventable errors by soldiers and airm ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

    MOSCOW – In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air-defense missiles to its ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall to 260,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that b ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Nov. 25; Cheap gas, enhanced security mark Thanksgiving travel day

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:24 am
  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace

    MOSCOW – Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at le ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Official: Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage

    PARIS – The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out an ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Obama, Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes again ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Health co-op failure in New York leaves doctors owed millions

    NEW YORK – The sudden collapse of the largest nonprofit insurance cooperative created by President Barack Obama's health care law is causing headaches ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Minneapolis police say 5 shot near Black Lives Matter protest scene

    MINNEAPOLIS – Protesters demanding justice for a black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police were settling in for their ninth night of demonstrations ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • U.S. consumer confidence falls hard in November

    WASHINGTON – Confidence in the economy eroded this month as Americans became more worried about the job market.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:00 am
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