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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — In the fall of 2009, as U.S. President Barack Obama conducted a long, divisive review of whether to pour more U.S. troops into Afghanistan, an influential group of advisers were quietly pushing a hawkish line.
WASHINGTON and NEW YORK (Reuters) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax records on Tuesday that traced his path to a net worth of between $19 million and $22 million, in a show of transparency that will press Read More »
LAS VEGAS — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.
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BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying “no one is above the law.”
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is forming a presidential exploratory committee.
In a Wednesday statement announcing the move, the Republican businessman and reality television star declared, “I am the only one who can make Amer Read More »
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, world famous to “Star Trek” fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.
Nimoy's son, Adam, says t Read More »
DES MOINES — A Senate legislative panel Tuesday began work on a measure designed to make online voter registration available to more Iowans beyond the upgrade being planned by the Iowa Secretary of State’s office.
Iowa Secretar Read More »
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese commercial flight with 53 passengers aboard clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in Taipei.
Taiwan’s Central News Agency said 10 people are awaiting rescue after the Read More »
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an SUV driver and six people on a commuter train that crashed into it at a rail crossing have died.
Metro-North Railroad spokesman Aaron Donovan says the northbound train struck a Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he authorized the attempt to rescue American Luke Somers in Yemen because the U.S. had information that the American photojournalist’s life was in imminent danger.
That word from the White House Read More »
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