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  • July 4? Arthur moves celebrations to 3rd or 5th

    NEW YORK — Americans are preparing to celebrate the nation's 238th birthday, but Hurricane Arthur is forcing several East Coast cities to switch the d ...
    July 3, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • CDC to sleepy drivers: Hit the hay, not the road

    NEW YORK — Many millions of U.S. drivers are expected to hit the highways over the holiday weekend — and some of them may be nodding off behind the wh ...
    July 3, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Kurdish leader calls for independence referendum

    BAGHDAD — The leader of Iraq's Kurdish north called on lawmakers in the self-rule region's parliament to take the necessary steps toward holding a ref ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Ohio conjoined brothers marking a milestone

    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio — Ohio brothers hoping to be recognized later this year as the world's oldest conjoined twins plan to celebrate Saturday as they hit ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • US warns of terror threat against Uganda airport

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Uganda warned on Thursday of a specific threat by an unknown terrorist group to attack the country's only i ...
    July 3, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • German Parliament OKs national minimum wage

    BERLIN (AP) — The German Parliament has approved the introduction of the country's first national minimum wage, which will guarantee most workers in E ...
    July 3, 2014 - 7:56 am
  • Messy protest shows Hong Kong's rising fears about China

    HONG KONG – In a rare scene of disorder, Hong Kong authorities cleared out hundreds of protesters who blocked part of the city's financial district ea ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Palestinians say Israeli extremists killed teen

    JERUSALEM – The Palestinians accused Israeli extremists of abducting and killing an Arab teenager and burning his body Wednesday, sparking hours of cl ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Militants try to tighten their grip in Iraq, Syria

    BAGHDAD – Fresh from success in Iraq, a Sunni extremist group tried to tighten its hold Wednesday on territory in Syria and crush pockets of resistanc ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Guatemalan boy left for better life in U.S., died alone

    SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala – Gilberto Ramos wanted to leave his chilly mountain village for the United States to earn money to treat his mother's ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Today's political victories could vex GOP in 2016

    WASHINGTON – Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptance that ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Evacuation ordered for island on North Carolina's Outer Banks

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – As one of the year’s busiest travel weekends approaches, so does another visitor: Tropical Storm Arthur, expected to grow into a hu ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • A thumbs-up for NSA Internet spying on foreigners

    WASHINGTON – Endorsement of the NSA's Internet surveillance programs by a bipartisan privacy board deeply disappointed civil liberties activists Wedne ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Lawyer for Libyan militant says evidence lacking

    WASHINGTON – A lawyer for a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Wednesday that she had seen no evidence tying her client to the ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • FBI seeks victims of child rape after suspect dies

    Matthew Coniglio's Georgia home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thum ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:01 am
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