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  • Police cruiser video shows moments before fatal shooting

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The traffic stop starts like any other: an officer pulls over a motorist, walks up to the driver’s side window and asks for l ...
    April 10, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Historic encounter with Cuba’s Castro awaits Obama in Panama

    PANAMA CITY – Turning the page on a half-century of hostility, President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will soon remove Cuba from the U.S. list of ...
    April 10, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Dollar may be next screw for U.S. to tighten on North Korea

    TOKYO – The last time the United States tried the military option on North Korea, more than a million died, a hostile and unexpectedly resilient adver ...
    April 9, 2015 - 9:34 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise but still at low level

    WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but applications for jobless aid overall remain low — a reassuring sign after hiri ...
    April 9, 2015 - 8:44 am
  • 10 Things to Know for April 9; Third Republican expected to jump into presidential race

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    April 9, 2015 - 6:42 am
  • VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for care

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists – an ...
    April 9, 2015 - 2:30 am
  • Senate creating secret encyclopedia of U.S. spy programs

    WASHINGTON – Trying to get a handle on hundreds of sensitive, closely held surveillance programs, a Senate committee is compiling a secret encyclopedi ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Afghan soldier kills 1 American soldier, wounds 2 U.S. troops

    KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan soldier shot and killed a U.S. soldier and wounded two others Wednesday before being shot dead, the first so-called "in ...
    April 8, 2015 - 6:34 pm
  • Funeral for a former slave takes center stage at Appomattox

    APPOMATTOX, Va. – A Civil War cannonball that ripped through Hannah Reynolds' master's cabin made her a footnote of misfortune, the lone civilian deat ...
    April 8, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Key players in fatal South Carolina shooting by officer Michael Thomas Slager

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – A look at some of the main people involved in the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in North Charleston ...
    April 8, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Ferguson clerk fired over emails says she's not racist

    ST. LOUIS – Ferguson's former municipal court clerk who was fired last month over racially charged emails linked to her says she's not a bigot and tha ...
    April 8, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • AP Interview: Sen. Rand Paul won't spell out abortion ban exceptions

    NASHUA, N.H. – Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a newly declared Republican presidential candidate, is dodging a central question about abortion: What excepti ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • White House criticizes ruling on Obama's immigration action

    HOUSTON – A federal judge has wrongly prevented "lawful, commonsense policies" from taking effect by blocking President Barack Obama's executive actio ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • Seattle's attempt to keep drug addicts out of jail shines in study

    SEATTLE – Gailen Lopton was in a downtown alley two weeks ago, having a buddy jab him in the neck with a heroin-filled syringe, when he suddenly found ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing

    BOSTON – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether the 21 ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:46 pm
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