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  • To balance budgets, governors seek higher education cuts

    WASHINGTON – Governors in nearly a half-dozen states want to cut state spending on colleges and univ ...
    March 29, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers

    WASHINGTON (AP) – In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been pl ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • Desertion charge intensifies debate over Bergdahl's release

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Charges that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted and endangered his post in Afghanistan intensify the debate over his politically ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Prison contractor seeking extra $18.1M lays blame elsewhere

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A contractor that is seeking an additional $18.1 million for work on a Fort Madison prison that was supposed to open last year ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to 'destroy' the plane

    PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentionally" sent the plane full speed into a mountai ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • Taco Bell's waffle taco is dead; biscuit taco to replace

    NEW YORK (AP) – The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco.Taco Bell is ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Iowa House votes for state control of school start date

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state would retain control over when school districts in Iowa could start their calendar year under a bill passed Tuesday ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Tax refund advances appeal to more cash-strapped Americans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • CDC: Uninsured drop by 11 million since passage of law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul fiv ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Plane crash kills 150 people in French Alps; Europe in shock

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — A Germanwings jet carrying 150 people from Barcelona to Duesseldorf slammed into a remote section of the French Alps on ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Trial set for videographer arrested covering Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A video journalist arrested while covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after Michael Brown was fatally shot last summer pla ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Utah brings back the firing squad, so how does it work?

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has given his stamp of approval to a law that brings back the firing squad in the only state that has use ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
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