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HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties as the highest-level U.S. delegation to the communist island in more than three decades holds a second day of talks with Cuban officials. U.S. objectives during Thursday's session...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With thousands of anti-abortion protesters in town, Republicans are ready to push legislation through the House designed to please them. But it's not the bill an embarrassed GOP was hoping for. Republican leaders had planned House passage Thursday of...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nintendo is discontinuing its Club Nintendo rewards program and will replace it in the U.S. with a new customer loyalty program at a later date. Members of Club Nintendo earned "coins" by registering products or completing surveys. They could exchange those...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A little-known side to the government's health insurance website is prompting renewed concerns about privacy, just as the White House is calling for stronger cybersecurity protections for consumers. It works like this: When you apply for coverage on HealthCare...
CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours, directly demanding the ransom from Japan's premier during his visit to the Middle East. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to save the men, saying: "...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and fellow actors from the movie "Selma" marched with hundreds in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., one of many events around the nation ushering in Monday's federal holiday for the slain civil rights leader. Remembrances of the King legacy...
IRVING – After weeks of worry, residents wanted answers Tuesday night from Irving City Council. It was standing-room only as Dr. Brian Stump, an SMU geologist, revealed what little he has already learned about the earthquake "swarm" in the city. "I do not know whether this...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into U.S. startup companies last year, investing at levels that haven't been seen since the heady days before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. Software and biotechnology companies were the leading...