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  • Is Clinton marriage a rehash or relevant? Voters seem split

    WASHINGTON – It's fair game. It's ancient history.It's political. It's personal.Like it or not, the ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • Obama to address Illinois General Assembly on building 'better politics' next month

    CHICAGO — President Barack Obama will return to the Illinois Capitol next month, where the former state senator plans to speak to a deeply divided Leg ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • U.S. economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending, busin ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 10:02 am
  • State workers in Flint got bottled water as crisis brewed

    FLINT, Mich. – Michigan offered fresh bottled water for state employees in Flint starting in January 2015, although residents were told that tap water ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 9:33 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential contenders let fly with some inaccuracies when they badmouthed the Obama administration on health care, military ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • U.S. paychecks show little sign of accelerating in 4th quarter

    WASHINGTON – U.S. paychecks increased moderately in the final three months of last year, yet the gain was little changed from the sluggish post-recess ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 8:56 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Jan. 29; Zika virus "spreading explosively," UN health chief says

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 6:11 am
  • FBI shows video of Tuesday shooting of occupier

    BURNS, Ore. – The FBI released video Thursday of the shooting death of a spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge that shows the man rea ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • For the world's most scrutinized body, Barbie has a new look

    NEW YORK – Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don't like her.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the fro ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Abbott's stock tumbles as outlook weighed by Venezuela

    ABBOTT PARK – Abbott Laboratories' stock tumbled Thursday after the maker of infant formula, medical devices and drugs gave a disappointing earnings f ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Poll: Uninsured sit on the sidelines as health care sign-up season ends

    WASHINGTON – Most uninsured Americans are sitting on the sidelines as sign-up season under the federal health law comes to a close, according to a new ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 2:41 pm
  • California wrestles with making self-driving cars public

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Companies that are developing self-driving cars of the future want government regulators to clear the road for public access to t ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Feds issue reminder: Test students or risk losing funding

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Education Department is not relenting on requirements to test students on math and language arts abilities, despite the end o ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 2:18 pm
  • Joe Biden on GOP White House race: It's a 'gift from the Lord'

    BALTIMORE – Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday likened the Republican presidential race to a "gift from the Lord" for Democrats trying to win contro ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 2:02 pm
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