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AP News - 13 minutes ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.With its close-knit communities an ...more

AP News - 16 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary. He has the mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying rec ...more

Reuters News - 20 minutes ago

By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Federal investigators on Tuesday blamed inadequate employee training at Conrail for a November 2012 freight train derailment and toxic spill in southern New Jersey that sickened residents and forced h ...more

Reuters News - 21 minutes ago

By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - Three Ethiopian athletes who came to the United States for a track meet in Oregon and then failed to fly home with their teammates have been located and are safe after disappearing in a possible asylum bid, l ...more

AP News - 27 minutes ago

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Three people died and several hundreds were forced to evacuate as surging floodwaters submerged villages in Eastern Europe on Tuesday.In Bulgaria, authorities said a 61-year-old woman died in the floods and another pers ...more

Reuters News - 29 minutes ago

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peak at a 'selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday. Stephen Elop, the for ...more

AP News - 30 minutes ago

DETROIT (AP) — Control of Detroit's massive municipal water department, which has been widely criticized by the United Nations and others for widespread service shutoffs to thousands of customers, has been returned to the mayor's office.The move ...more

AP News - 37 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at a higher risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional investigators say. ...more

AP News - 38 minutes ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — Shocked into action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner and the resulting deaths of more than 200 Europeans, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, to be followed swiftly by simi ...more

AP News - 38 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside the home has stopped his ruling from going into effect for about three months so city lawmakers can respond with new legislation.U.S. D ...more