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  • Key Afghan city falls to Taliban in major government setback

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban captured the strategic northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday in a multi-pronged attack involving hundreds of fight ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Life on Mars? NASA says planet appears to have flowing water

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:05 am
  • Washington state suspends operations of duck tour company

    SEATTLE – Washington state regulators suspended the operations of a Seattle tour company Monday after one of its amphibious vehicles swerved into an o ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:05 am
  • World leaders at UN lay out sharply different views on Syria

    UNITED NATIONS – Vladimir Putin played it cool, Barack Obama was earnest but firm and Iran's president walked in smiling. World leaders glided through ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Obama, Putin clash over differences on Syria's future

    UNITED NATIONS – U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin sharply disagreed Monday over the chaos in Syria, with Obama urging ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Scramble to fill top jobs in House after Boehner exit

    WASHINGTON – A chaotic scramble is on to fill the top GOP jobs in the House following Speaker John Boehner’s surprise resignation. Now the same conser ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:38 am
  • Senate advances stopgap spending bill to avoid shutdown

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Monday delivered a strong vote of confidence to a bipartisan spending bill that's needed to head off a government shutdown ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • Republican front-runner Trump proposes tax cuts for all

    NEW YORK – After weeks of vowing to raise taxes on “hedge fund guys” and high-income earners, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump unveil ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Stargazers witness rare event in supermoon eclipse

    LOS ANGELES — Stargazers were being treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon.
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 6:27 am
  • 10 Things to Know For Sept. 28; Shell to cease offshore drilling in Alaska

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 6:21 am
  • Iraq to share intelligence on IS with Syria, Russia, Iran

    BAGHDAD – Iraq’s military said Sunday it will begin sharing “security and intelligence” information with Syria, Russia and Iran to help combat the Isl ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • After success with Iran, pope, next stop for Obama is U.N.

    NEW YORK – Fresh from successes on Iran and with the pope, President Barack Obama still carried heavy burdens into critical meetings this week at the ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Boehner slams some GOP hard-liners as 'false prophets'

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner warned Sunday against “false prophets” in his own party making unrealistic promises, saying his resignation ha ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • VW facing 'tsunami' of legal trouble in emissions scandal

    WASHINGTON – Who knew about the deception, when did they know it and who directed it? Those are amo ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Pope Francis wraps up joyful U.S. visit with big open-air Mass

    PHILADELPHIA – Pope Francis urged hundreds of thousands of the faithful gathered Sunday for the biggest event of his U.S. visit to be open to “miracle ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 12:35 am
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