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  • Tea party won’t push for shutdown

    WASHINGTON – The tea party may have learned its lesson.As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spen ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    WASHINGTON – Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednes ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

    MOSCOW – Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • NYPD: Terror threat more complex than ever

    NEW YORK – Air strikes in Iraq, ongoing unrest in Syria and the beheadings of two American journalists are casting a long shadow over the 13th anniver ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Court hears arguments over Walker-related probe

    CHICAGO – Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday tried to persuade a federal appeals court to let them resume their investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s rec ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • U.N. says carbon dioxide pollution levels at annual record high

    GENEVA – Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U. ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Obama meets with lawmakers on ISIL plan

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday he has the authority he needs to launch a broader military campaign to root out ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

    WASHINGTON – Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It’s time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Even a justice recently s ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • U.S. job openings near 13-year high, hiring rises

    WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to t ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • Respiratory illness affects hundreds of kids

    CHICAGO – Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be cause ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:39 am
  • Obama to broaden U.S. effort to combat militants

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously h ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

    The NCAA has lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminatin ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • U.S. job market's lingering weak spot: Stagnant pay

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. job market has steadily improved by pretty much every gauge except the one Americans probably care about most: Pay.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • About that raise… U.S. execs feeling tight-fisted

    WASHINGTON – The corporate executives who decide whether U.S. workers get meaningful raises have looked at the broader economy and have a message: Don ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Obama to outline strategy to defeat Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will outline plans this week for an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and S ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:43 am
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