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  • U.S. eases travel and trade rules on Cuba

    WASHINGTON – Swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba, the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportun ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Science panel: no alternative to bulk collection of data by NSA

    WASHINGTON – A committee of scientific experts has concluded that there is no viable technological alternative to bulk collection of data by the Natio ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Target gives up on Canada closing 133 stores; 17,000 employees affected

    MINNEAPOLIS — Target is giving up on its money-losing foray into Canada after just two years, closing 133 stores and cutting loose more than 17,000 em ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Bad weather, visibility prevent search of AirAsia Flight 8501 fuselage

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Bad weather and poor underwater visibility on Thursday prevented Indonesian navy divers from searching inside the large chu ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Probe finds New York City jail guards hired despite arrests, gang ties

    NEW YORK — One applicant to be a New York City correction officer had been fired from his last job as a security guard for stealing. Another admitted ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Homegrown terrorism attacks like those in Paris worry intelligence analysts

    WASHINGTON — U.S. and French intelligence officials are leaning toward an assessment that the Paris terror attacks were inspired by al-Qaida but not d ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:01 am
  • France sees 19,000 cyberattacks since Charlie Hebdo attack, terror rampage

    PARIS — Hackers have targeted about 19,000 French websites since a rampage by Islamic extremists left 20 dead last week, a top French cyberdefense off ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Pope Francis on Charlie Hebdo: There are limits to free expression

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis said Thursday there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone's faith ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:50 am
  • Divers examine AirAsia jet fuselage, search for bodies

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia – Indonesian navy divers plunged into the sea at dawn Thursday to examine a large chunk of the AirAsia jet's fuselage, aiming ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Islamic State group losing ground in symbolic Kobani battle

    BEIRUT – With more than a thousand militants killed and territory slipping away, the Islamic State group is losing its grip on the Syrian border town ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Justice Dept. unveils new guidelines for finding U.S. news leakers

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department on Wednesday announced revised guidelines for obtaining records from the news media during criminal leak investiga ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • House votes to undo Obama's executive actions on immigration

    WASHINGTON – Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn Pr ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • IRS cuts taxpayer services as filing returns gets harder

    WASHINGTON — The IRS is cutting taxpayer services to historically low levels just as President Barack Obama's health law will make filing a federal ta ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Ohio Supreme Court weighs state's taxation of out-of-town athletes

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio law that singles out professional athletes and entertainers for taxation even when they're in the state just a few days a yea ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • France cracks down on hate speech in wake of terrorist attacks, sends carrier to Mideast

    PARIS — France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and those glorifying terrorism and announced Wednesd ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 12:48 pm
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