Obama signs massive tax bill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed an $858 billion tax bill he negotiated with Republicans. He praised the new law as a boost for the middle class.The package exte..
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FAA routinely misses airline inspection deadlines

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government report says a federal program aimed at identifying the most critical aircraft maintenance risks routinely misses deadlines.The report says the Federa..
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Space station has 3 new residents

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The International Space Station has three new tenants.A Russian Soyuz capsule docked with the orbiting lab Friday, two days after blasting off from Kaza..
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Neb. judge tosses illegal immigrant tuition suit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska judge has thrown out a lawsuit on challenging a state law that allows some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. The lawsuit was filed o..
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Arizona sues Bank of America

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PHOENIX (AP) - Bank of America Corp. violated Arizona's consumer fraud law by misleading consumers trying to get home loan modifications, state Attorney General Terry Goddard said ..
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House approves billions for wars without debate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed legislation that authorizes the Pentagon to spend nearly $160 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this budget year without major rest..
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UN chief urges North Korea to show restraint

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging North Korea to show restraint and calling on both Koreas to reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula. The U.N. chief's ..
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Government: Ban hand-held cell phone use in trucks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is proposing to ban commercial truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones from behind the wheel. The Transportation Department says the..
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Cheeky tweeters use EU outreach experiment to mock

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BRUSSELS (AP) - It was meant to be an effort to plug Twitter users into the conversation at the summit of European power. Instead it ended in very public embarrassment. European Un..
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UK judges: Temporary immigration cap is unlawful

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LONDON (AP) - Britain's government says it could appeal a High Court decision that ruled a temporary limit on the number of non-Europeans allowed to work in the U.K is unlawful. Tw..
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UN panel to investigate Haiti cholera outbreak

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is establishing an international scientific panel to investigate the source of the cholera epidemic in Haiti that has killed mor..
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Lawmakers stretching out Russia nuke pact debate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's call for a world without nuclear weapons divided Republicans and Democrats on Friday as the Senate slogged through debate on a new arms c..
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Asylum seekers hold sit-in outside Australian detention center

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Dozens of people seeking asylum in Australia after their boat crashed into cliffs along Christmas Island took part in two separate protests on the soil of their prospective home country, a spokesman for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship said Friday.
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Honda recalling Passport SUVs over suspension

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Honda is recalling about 35,000 Passport sport utility vehicles to inspect brackets on the rear suspension that could detach and lead to a crash. The recall invol..
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Zakaria: Afghan war on track for withdrawals

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The enhanced presence of U.S. forces in Afghanistan is working to increase stability in that nation and could set the stage for troop withdrawals to begin next summer, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
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Top U.S. spy pulled from Pakistan after terror threats

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The CIA has recalled its top spy in Pakistan out of concern for his safety after terrorist threats against him, a U.S. intelligence official said.
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Coalition issues new rules for night raids in Afghanistan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Coalition troops in Afghanistan have been issued new guidelines for conducting night raids, an official from NATO\'s International Security Assistance Force said Friday.
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Fla. man gets life in prison in Colo. slaying

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Florida man convicted of killing a woman 33 years ago in Colorado has been sentenced to life in prison. Fifty-two-year-old Marcello Maldonado Perez of Port ..
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Moody's slashes Ireland's credit rating

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Moody\'s has downgraded debt-stricken Ireland by five notches just days after the Irish parliament approved a multi-billion euro international bailout.
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Tax rate compromise waiting for President's signature

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - A massive bipartisan tax package preventing a big New Year's Day tax hike for millions of Americans is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signature. The..
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