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6 days ago

EgyptAir jet missing after mid-air plunge

An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean sea after swerving in mid-air and plunging from cruising height. French President Francois Hollande confirmed the aircraft "came down and is lost."

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6 days ago

Poll: Americans more upbeat about own finances than economy

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds just 42 percent of adults consider the U.S. economy to be good while two-thirds say their own households are faring well.

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6 days ago

Trump identifies 11 potential Supreme Court nominees

Presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled the names of 11 judges - eight men and three women, all white and all conservative - he would consider, if elected, to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

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6 days ago

Democrats chide Sanders after Nevada mutiny

Infighting dogged the Democrats on Wednesday as Bernie Sanders' campaign accused party leaders of bias against him and many Democrats urged Sanders to keep his supporters in check.

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7 days ago

U.S. airlines forecast busy summer travel, warn of longer lines

Summer travel is expected to reach an all-time high this year, meaning travelers could face even longer airport security lines.

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7 days ago

Trump on North Korea, Wall Street regulation, tech stocks

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump said in a wide-ranging interview that he would be willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program.

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7 days ago

U.S. extends overtime pay to 4.2 million salaried workers

The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled the final version of a long-awaited and controversial rule to extend overtime pay to 4.2 million U.S. workers, which marks one of the administration’s most significant moves to address stagnant wages.

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7 days ago

Clinton, Sanders split Democrat nominating contests in Oregon, Kentucky

Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each picked up primary wins on Tuesday in yet another demonstration of how divided the party is in the drawn-out national race to win the nomination for November's general election.

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7 days ago

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 18

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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1 week ago

Senate passes bill allowing Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would allow victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to file lawsuits seeking damages from Saudi Arabia, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto.

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1 week ago

Provision to require women to register for draft deleted

The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee is decrying a Republican move stripping a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required women to register for a military draft.

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1 week ago

Report: Black America doing much better than 40 years ago

African-Americans are doing about the same as they have in previous years as the nation rises out of the Great Recession, and much better than they did when the National Urban League issued its first "State of Black America" report 40 years ago.

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1 week ago

Supreme Court, down by one, finds it can be hard to decide

The eight Supreme Court justices say they'll take care of business until a new ninth justice joins them. Their actions say otherwise.

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1 week ago

Clinton faces pressure for win in Oregon and Kentucky contests

Hillary Clinton is under pressure to do well in Democratic nominating contests in Kentucky and Oregon on Tuesday so she can turn her attention to the general election and the mounting attacks on her being waged by Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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1 week ago

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 17

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1 week ago

Citizen-scientists: Uncle Sam wants you to fight Zika!

The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us but the U.S. government could use some help figuring out exactly where.

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1 week ago

After delay, calorie counts to hit U.S. restaurant menus

The national calorie disclosure aims to help consumers battle the bulge since Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home.

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1 week ago

Groups seek immediate halt to N.C. bathroom law

Several groups supporting the rights of transgender people filed a motion on Monday asking a U.S. court to block North Carolina from enforcing a law that mandates bathroom access according to birth sex while the measure is being challenged.

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1 week ago

Democrats use Trump as bogeyman to get people to vote

Democratic Party activists in some U.S. states are using Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate who has stirred controversy with his comments about illegal immigrants and women, as the centerpiece of their "get out the vote" campaign for the November elections.

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1 week ago

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, May 16

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Lady Antebellum to host televised ACM Honors show

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Grammy-winning country group Lady Antebellum will host the 10th annual ACM Honors show, which will be televised for the first time.

16 hours ago in Entertainment

Judge rules Bill Cosby must stand trial on sexual assault charges

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A Pennsylvania judge ordered entertainer Bill Cosby to stand trial on sexual assault charges over allegations that he drugged and assaulted a woman in 2004.