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  • US factory output up in August at slowest pace since May '13
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:40 am
    A strong dollar and China's economic slowdown dragged growth at U.S. factories to the lowest level since May 2013.
  • Alabama county must pay attorney fees in civil rights case
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:24 am
    A federal appeals court says Shelby County, Alabama, cannot recover $2 million in attorney fees from the U.S. government in a case that nullified a key part of the Voting Rights Act.
  • Trumka: Democratic field 'still wide open,' Biden has time
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:04 am
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the Democratic presidential campaign is "still wide open" and Vice President Joe Biden has time to join the field.
  • National crime museum in DC closing at the end of September
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 6:04 am
    Washington's National Museum of Crime & Punishment has announced it will be closing its doors soon.
  • Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 11:48 pm
    The State Department has released more than 7,000 more emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's time as Secretary of State. They include 125 emails that were censored prior to being released because they contain information now considered classified.
  • In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 11:24 pm
    Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska.
  • Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 11:00 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
  • Fossils show big bug ruled the seas 460 million years ago
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 6:00 pm
    Earth's first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show.
  • Trump video goes after Bush on immigration
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 4:56 pm
    Donald Trump is going after Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush with a new campaign video about immigration.
  • Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 4:00 pm
    President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough."
  • Lawmakers to discuss impeaching NM official accused of fraud
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 3:48 pm
    Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives on Monday raised the possibility of impeachment proceedings against New Mexico's top elections official after allegations of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering were leveled against her by the state attorney general.
  • Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 2:32 pm
    Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.
  • Walker's talk about Canadian border wall draws derision
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 1:29 pm
    Scott Walker's suggestion that building a wall between Canada and the U.S. might be a "legitimate" idea prompted swift derision from fellow Republicans on Monday and an attempt by his campaign to clarify what he meant.
  • What's in 90 percent of seabirds' guts? 1 word: Plastics
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 12:04 pm
    As many as nine out of 10 of the world's seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates.
  • Perry campaign will have 1 paid staffer in Iowa
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 11:44 am
    Rick Perry's cash-strapped presidential campaign is set to keep going in Iowa with just one paid staffer and some volunteers.