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  • Bill Clinton hopes to keep working _ whatever Hillary does
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 11:33 am
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal Thursday for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa where his foundation works. He told The Associated Press afterward he hopes to keep working in Africa and elsewhere -- regardless of what happens politically with his wife, Hillary.
  • GOP hopeful Graham to retire from Air Force Reserve
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 11:05 am
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, about to enter the crowded GOP field of presidential hopefuls, has announced he's retiring from the Air Force Reserve.
  • Where They Stand: George Pataki on issues of 2016 campaign
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 10:57 am
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki has entered the contest for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Here's a look at where the three-term governor stands on various issues that will be debated in the GOP primaries:
  • Washington Post hits back against Iran court claims
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 10:57 am
    The Washington Post hit back Thursday at Iran's allegation that a jailed journalist wrote a letter to President Barack Obama.
  • O'Malley 2016 supporters launch super PAC
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 10:48 am
    Supporters of former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the formation a super PAC on Thursday to raise money to help his expected presidential campaign.
  • Former NY GOP governor Pataki in the race for president
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 10:14 am
    George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination Thursday, offering himself as a unifying figure in a divided nation.
  • Major construction at NKorea rocket site, US institute says
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 9:48 am
    Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un's determination to pursue a space program despite international censure, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.
  • Why a shrinking US economy last quarter isn't cause for fear
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 9:40 am
    Another first quarter of the year. Another reversal for the U.S. economy. Another expectation of a rebound to come.
  • O'Malley supporters launch super PAC
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:55 am
    Supporters of former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley are launching a super PAC to raise money for his expected presidential campaign.
  • FBI says it's investigating identity theft at IRS
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:37 am
    The FBI says it's begun an investigation into the theft of personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an Internal Revenue Service website.
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.87 pct.
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:28 am
    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week to their highest level so far this year as new data showed strength in the housing market.
  • Pending US home sales jump to strongest level in 9 years
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 7:44 am
    Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market.
  • US jobless aid applications rose last week; total still low
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 6:08 am
    More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market.
  • White House Brief: Things to know about George Pataki
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:36 am
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki plans to say Thursday whether he's running for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's a snapshot of things to know about him.
  • NIH: Major study finds earlier HIV treatment improves health
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:28 am
    A major international study sought to settle how soon is best to start HIV treatment -- and the advice is don't delay.