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  • 10 Things to Know for March 23; Texas Republican jumps into 2016 presidential race

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    March 23, 2015 - 7:53 am
  • Cruz becomes first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

    WASHINGTON – Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has become the first major candidate for president, kicking off what's expected to be a rush over the next ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • U.S. trains Iraqi forces as battle for Tikrit continues

    TAJI, Iraq – As the U.S. mission to Iraq expands, so do its efforts to arm and train the country's security forces to combat the Islamic State group, ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • 'They were so pure,' father says of 7 kids killed in fire

    NEW YORK – An ultra-Orthodox Jewish community shattered by the deaths of seven siblings in a house fire carried out their funerals Sunday, a day after ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Greece fights German bailout demands with Nazi-era claims

    BERLIN – It was 1943 and the Nazis were deporting Greece’s Jews to death camps in Poland. Hitler’s genocidal accountants reserved a chilling twist: Th ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • More cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances

    WASHINGTON – Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Starbucks baristas stop writing "Race Together" on cups

    According to a recently released internal memo, Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday.
    March 22, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • For liberal Israelis, Netanyahu’s win is a reality check

    TEL AVIV, Israel – Israeli liberals woke up after national elections with a demoralizing feeling: Most of the country, in a deep and possibly irrevers ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • U.S., Iran cite progress in nuke talks, although deal is unclear

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – With 10 days to a nuclear deal deadline, top U.S and Iranian officials spoke Saturday of substantial headway, and Iran’s presi ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Glitch sends false notice to crime victims, triggers probe

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Routine computer maintenance caused a major technical glitch that sent out thousands of false reports, saying prison inmates had been ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Shiite rebels call for Yemen offensive; US troops evacuate

    ADEN, Yemen – Yemen's Shiite rebels issued a call to arms Saturday to battle forces loyal to the country's embattled president, as U.S. troops were ev ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • GOP budgets rely on higher taxes to balance

    WASHINGTON – The new House and Senate Republican budgets make a big boast: They both balance the federal budget within 10 years, without raising taxes ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • U.S. veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

    IOTO, Japan – Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Satur ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Slain civil rights activist to receive posthumous degree

    DETROIT – For 24 years, a stone marker has stood along US 80 in Alabama near the spot where Viola Gregg Liuzzo was fatally shot by Klansmen while shut ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

    SAN FRANCISCO – Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bar ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:06 pm
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