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Pa. dad on trial in starvation death in mom's home

Pa. dad on trial in starvation death in mom's home

An absentee father on trial in his disabled daughter's starvation death at her mother's home offered his first defense against a child-endangerment charge Friday, alleging his ex-wife hid the ch...

Japan boosts holdings of US debt in January

Japan boosts holdings of US debt in January

Japan increased its holdings of U.S. government debt for an eighth straight month in January. But the second-largest holder of U.S. Treasury bonds will likely scale back its purchases of foreign...

AP Interview: Arctic marine drilling under review

AP Interview: Arctic marine drilling under review

Royal Dutch Shell paid the federal government $2.1 billion for petroleum leases in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest shore. But nearly four years later, the oil giant has not been allowed to drill an exploratory well.

Outlet malls a big hit for back-to-school shoppers

Outlet malls a big hit for back-to-school shoppers

Parents have a new goal this back-to-school shopping season: Buy their kids the name brands they want without spending like it's 2007.

Md. police look into death inside upscale shop

Md. police look into death inside upscale shop

Police say a woman employee at an upscale athletic apparel store in Bethesda has been killed and another woman worker was sexually assaulted after they were attacked during a robbery attempt.

Yale-Peru research center on track for opening

Yale-Peru research center on track for opening

Peru's government says an Incan culture and research center it's establishing with Yale University is on track to open next month.

In Florida, Extraordinary Obstacles for Changes to Gun Laws

In Florida, Extraordinary Obstacles for Changes to Gun Laws

A protest for stricter gun laws in Coral Springs, Fla., after the shooting last week at a high school in Parkland.

Strong Nike earnings help lead stocks higher

Strong Nike earnings help lead stocks higher

Maybe the global economy isn't in such bad shape after all.

Judge: Lawyers suing BP can see engineer's emails

Judge: Lawyers suing BP can see engineer's emails

Lead attorneys for people suing BP over last year's oil spill can view emails exchanged between a key engineer for the oil giant and his wife, a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday. ...

Negotiators tempted by gimmickry in budget talks

Negotiators tempted by gimmickry in budget talks

Negotiators seeking to carve trillions of dollars from the deficit are facing temptation to use iffy assumptions and outright gimmickry to exaggerate the size of spending cuts to accompany any increase in the government's ability to borrow to stay afloat.

Alaska teen rescued, jailed after ice floe voyage

Alaska teen rescued, jailed after ice floe voyage

A teenager who took a trip down a river on an ice floe said Sunday that he's more bothered by the trip he took to jail afterward.

A Wave of Young Women Running Campaigns (and Changing Politics)

A Wave of Young Women Running Campaigns (and Changing Politics)

Emma Brown last month at Lindsey Davis Stover’s home in McLean, Va. Ms. Brown, 24, Ms. Davis Stover’s campaign manager, was writing a “triage” list of things that needed to be dealt with that day.

Verizon strike boosts unemployment aid requests

Verizon strike boosts unemployment aid requests

Thousands of Verizon workers on strike pushed the number of people seeking unemployment benefits last week to its highest level in a month.

Courthouse named for judge killed in Tucson attack

Courthouse named for judge killed in Tucson attack

A new federal courthouse under construction in Yuma is being named after a judge killed in the Tucson mass shooting.

Colorado Mall Evacuated After Device Catches Fire, Pipe Bomb Found

Colorado Mall Evacuated After Device Catches Fire, Pipe Bomb Found

A Colorado mall was evacuated after a device attached to two propane tanks caught fire Wednesday in what looked to be a failed attempt to cause harm.

Stronger earnings reports push stocks higher

Stronger earnings reports push stocks higher

Strong profits from major retailers and an upgrade to Hewlett-Packard helped push stocks higher on Tuesday.


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