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WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea greeted a U.S. diplomatic overture with a fresh show of force, seemingly testing the Obama administration's resolve for new nuclear talks. After three years of diplomatic deadlock, the U.S. appears open to preliminary discussions to assess North...
NEW YORK (AP) — They could be riding with unsuspecting New Yorkers on the subway. Or behind the wheel in a car in midtown Manhattan traffic. Or mingling with revelers at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. They are the New York Police Department's plainclothes...
ATLANTA (AP) — With the nation's economy at its healthiest since the Great Recession, a surprising trend is emerging among the states — large budget gaps. An Associated Press analysis of statehouse finances around the country shows that at least 22 states project shortfalls for...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Orchestra plays in Cuba this week, the visit will not only symbolize the reopening of relations between the United States and the Communist nation, but also healing for an acclaimed ensemble that was "almost destroyed" by a long and bitter...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Orchestra is headed to Cuba this week in a trip that symbolizes the United States' new relationship with the Communist nation. But it's also a sign of the orchestra's rebirth since a devastating lockout that lasted more than a year and left one...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican senators eyeing the presidency split over the renewal of the USA Patriot Act surveillance law, with civil libertarians at odds with traditional defense hawks who back tough spying powers in the fight against terrorism. The political divide will be...
MIAMI (AP) — Early surprise Ana muscled up to a tropical storm early Saturday as it plodded toward the Carolinas, threatening to push dangerous surf and drenching rains up against the Southeast coast as it made its appearance weeks ahead of the official start of the Atlantic...
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that it successfully test-fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine in what would be the latest display of the country's advancing military capabilities. Hours after the announcement, South Korean officials...
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea met a U.S. diplomatic overture with a fresh show of force, seemingly testing the Obama administration's resolve for new nuclear talks. After three years of diplomatic deadlock, the U.S. had appeared receptive to preliminary discussions to assess...