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  • Obscure Nebraska panel may hold sway over Keystone XL pipeline

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $5.4 billion project could st ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Tense turns in freeing U.S. captives in North Korea

    WASHINGTON – When U.S. spy chief James Clapper flew to North Korea on a mission to bring home two U.S. captives, he ran into a potential hitch. North ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Islamic State beheads U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig

    BEIRUT – The Islamic State group released a video Sunday of a masked militant standing over a severed head it claimed was Peter Kassig, a former U.S. ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Justice Department prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraud

    WASHINGTON – Fabian Barrera found a way to make fast cash in the Texas National Guard, earning roughly $181,000 for claiming to have steered 119 poten ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Top U.S. general in Iraq to assess anti-IS campaign

    BAGHDAD – America’s top military leader arrived in Iraq on Saturday on a previously unannounced visit, his first since a U.S.-led coalition began laun ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • President Obama's anticipated immigration order has precedent

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s anticipated order that would shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Bill Cosby's guest spot with David Letterman canceled

    NEW YORK – Bill Cosby’s upcoming appearance on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” has been canceled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Turkey production down, wholesale prices up

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Turkey production is at its lowest level in nearly three decades and wholesale prices are at an all-time high, but Thanksgiving coo ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • GOP senators eyeing 2016 presidency bid face test in new majority

    WASHINGTON – Now that their party has seized the Senate and faces the pressure of governing, an ambitious group of first-term Republicans may try to u ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • U.S. cities brace for protests off Ferguson decision

    BOSTON – From Boston to Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white polic ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Surgeon with Ebola arrives in U.S. for treatment

    OMAHA, Neb. – A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrived Saturday in Nebraska for treatment at a biocontainment unit where t ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • G-20 leaders finalize details of growth plan

    BRISBANE, Australia – World leaders on Sunday prepared to release details of a plan aimed at injecting life into the world's listless economy, with in ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Pope denounces euthanasia as 'sin against God'

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement Saturday, saying it's a "false sense of compassion" to consider euthanasia as an act o ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Space agency: Now-silent lander does main tasks

    BERLIN – The pioneering lander Philae completed its primary mission of exploring the comet's surface and returned plenty of data before depleted batte ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • With Saint Nick's entry comes racial controversy in the Netherlands

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Police arrested 90 protesters Saturday as a traditional Dutch celebration of the arrival of Saint Nicholas was disturbed by d ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 9:54 pm
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