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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming Japan's decision to loosen restrictions on its military to allow greater use of force to defend other countries.Biden spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) on Thursd ...more

AP News - 9 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied to have their prison sentences cut short in the months since the Justice Department rolled out a new clemency initiative, according to data provided to The Associated Press.That figu ...more

AP News - 9 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The defense team in the Blackwater trial attacked the testimony of a key prosecution witness Thursday, telling a jury that the witness lied to federal investigators even after he had sworn to tell the truth in an effort to win lenienc ...more

AP News - 10 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were all the trappings of a campaign endorsement rally: the cheering crowds, the American flags, and the sitting president heaping praise on a fellow Democrat. All that was missing was the campaign.Three days after new Ho ...more

AP News - 10 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Court documents show the only son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license.Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Barry has had several recent brushes with the ...more

AP News - 11 hours ago

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."His arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee last February is something ...more

AP News - 12 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said the statistic that the U.S. has more than 58,000 homeless veterans is "a stain on the soul of this nation," as the federal government expands its initiative to provide stable and affordable housing for service memb ...more

AP News - 12 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is reversing course after fans of Vitaminwater complained about the drink's new sweetener.The Atlanta-based company promised Thursday the drink would go back to its previous taste after fans flooded Vitaminwater's Faceb ...more

AP News - 13 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail on a section of track being monitored by a railroad because of previous problems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.

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AP News - 14 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday there's little doubt Israeli artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza, a deadly incident that a spokesman called "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible."The shelling occurred amid grow ...more