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  • Poll: Majority of Americans say CIA interrogation methods were justified

    WASHINGTON — Just over half of Americans say they believe the interrogation methods the CIA used against terrorism suspects in the years after the Sep ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Children among 130 dead in Taliban attack on Pakistan school

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani Taliban militants stormed an army-run school Tuesday, killing at least 130 people, including scores of children, many o ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Some states retreat on mental health funding

    WASHINGTON — Fewer states increased their spending on mental health programs this year compared with last year, when a spate of horrific shootings by ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Russian ruble continues its plummet after rate hike

    MOSCOW — The ruble continued its plunge against the dollar and euro on Tuesday, despite Russia's Central Bank raising interest rates by a massive 6.5 ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Marijuana fight riskier for Congress in states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on t ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Islamic State recruits broadly, not just fighters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The three teenage girls from Colorado swapped Twitter messages about marriage and religion with recruiters for the Islamic State gro ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Robin Williams' suicide seizes the year on Google

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were s ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges in '14

    WASHINGTON (AP) — No longer impeded by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Ex-Marine wanted in 6 slayings is found dead

    PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead in the woods near his suburban Philade ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Memories of financial crisis fading as risks rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial cris ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Republicans blame Cruz for year-end confirmations

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:03 pm
  • Stronger start for Obama's health law this year

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law is off to a stronger s ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:00 pm
  • Netanyahu years continue surge in settlements

    JERUSALEM (AP) – The population of Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank has continued to surge ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:00 pm
  • Study: Hotter days in U.S. mean less cash for citizens

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 4 ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:01 pm
  • Sydney cafe siege ends

    SYDNEY (AP) – The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny Monday morning insi ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:00 pm
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