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Reuters News - 3 mins ago

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli financial news website on Wednesday reported that New York-based media and Internet company IAC/Interactive Corp has offered to buy Israel-based Perion Network, but a source with knowledge of the matter later said the r ...more

AP News - 8 mins ago

BEIRUT (AP) — At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days of government airstrikes on a central city climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standar ...more

AP News - 12 mins ago

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is preaching a populist theme during a visit to Iowa — an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar.He's telling voters to elect Democrats who support raising taxes on c ...more

AP News - 13 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.As a result, it's unclear whether the la ...more

Reuters News - 13 mins ago

By Eric Kelsey (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings "made a mistake" in not initially suspending star player Adrian Peterson until his child-abuse case is resolved, the team's owners said on Wednesday, as sporting goods maker Nike halted its con ...more

Reuters News - 19 mins ago

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A transgender teenager whose detainment without charges at a Connecticut adult prison sparked protests this year, was back at a juvenile detention facility after fleeing a private treatment center, state officials said on Wednesday ...more

AP News - 22 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged mostly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors waited for a Federal Reserve statement on interest rates following a two-day meeting. Stocks of home builders jumped after a rise in confidence in the new home ...more

AP News - 35 mins ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.At least 26 school districts across th ...more

AP News - 38 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pro-Hillary Rodham Clinton super PAC is dispatching staffers to key states before the fall elections and helping Senate candidates with fundraising, laying the foundation for a potential Clinton presidential bid in 2016.Ready ...more

AP News - 40 mins ago

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out th ...more