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PARIS (AP) — With time running out on the latest round of negotiations, France and the United States on Wednesday stepped up demands for Iran to prove that its nuclear program is peaceful — or risk scuttling the closest chance for a deal in years and losing a chance to ease...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — State capitols across the country will be more Republican than at any point since the 1920s when victorious legislators and governors take office next year. Republicans already are making plans to pursue deeper tax cuts, expand private school vouchers and...
DETROIT (AP) — A Chicago Arab activist deceived U.S. officials for years, getting citizenship in 2004 without disclosing that she had spent a decade in an Israeli prison for bombings that damaged the British consulate and killed two people at a supermarket, a prosecutor said at...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — To Arnold Abbot, feeding the homeless in a public park in South Florida was an act of charity. But to the city of in Fort Lauderdale, the 90-year-old man was committing a crime. Arnold and two South Florida ministers were arrested last weekend as...
DENVER (AP) — Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., voted to legalize recreational marijuana Tuesday. The drug is already legal for people 21 and older in Colorado and Washington, thanks to ballot measures voted on in 2012. It was a whole new frontier for those states, so here...
NEW YORK (AP) — During the dinosaur age most mammals were puny, generally weighing less than a pound. Now a bizarre fossil skull from Madagascar has revealed a comparative giant, one that clocked in at maybe 20 pounds. "It was a monster," said David Krause of Stony Brook...
Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Most people do it anyway. In a new survey, 98 percent of motorists who own cellphones and text regularly said they were aware of the dangers, yet three-quarters of them admitted to texting while driving, despite laws...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI says a newly released supermarket security video shows a person of interest wanted in connection with the abduction of a Philadelphia woman. The video made public Wednesday shows a man in a dark cap and coat entering the store, walking down an aisle...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A weakened President Barack Obama and emboldened Republican leaders in Congress began adjusting to a new political dynamic Wednesday after voters coast to coast used the midterm elections to sharpen the dividing lines in an already divided government. The...