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  • Merriam-Webster names 'culture' word of the year for 2014

    NEW YORK — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against the ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Australian police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

    SYDNEY (AP) — Amid a barrage of gunfire, police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday to end a 16-hour hostage siege by an Iranian-born ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • 10 Things to Know for Dec. 15; gunman takes hostages in Sydney, Australia

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 7:42 am
  • 5 people escape from Sydney cafe in hostage crisis

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour. Two people ins ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 6:23 am
  • CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

    WASHINGTON – When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse ‘avatars’

    Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same – with the hope of curing their own disease. They are paying a privat ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • At United Nations climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier

    LIMA, Peru – A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up prog ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Spending deal may not offer 2015 Congress road map

    WASHINGTON – Optimists might think twice before seeing Congress’ bipartisan agreement to keep the government running another year as a road map for 20 ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Auburn redshirt freshman football player Jakell Mitchell shot, killed

    AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell was shot and killed Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the Auburn Unive ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Jeb Bush keeps on mulling presidential run for 2016

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Jeb Bush's big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide "in short order" whether to run for president.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • American illegally in North Korea says he's not detained

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea on Sunday presented to the media an American man who says he illegally crossed into the country but has not been ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Obama sent $1.1T spending bill

    WASHINGTON – Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Day of insurgent violence kills at least 19 in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Three separate Taliban attacks killed at least 19 people in Afghanistan on Saturday, including a senior judicial official and per ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Islamic State group shoots down Iraqi helicopter

    BAGHDAD – Islamic State group militants shot down an Iraqi military helicopter, officials said Saturday, killing the two pilots on board and raising f ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:20 pm
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