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Emotions run high after Occupy protests in Oakland

Emotions run high after Occupy protests in Oakland

Emotions ran high as Occupy Wall Street supporters and public officials dealt with the aftermath of protests that shut down the nation's fifth-busiest port before spiraling into chaos near the movement's downtown encampment.

Fannie Mae loss widens; asking taxpayers for $2.8B

Fannie Mae loss widens; asking taxpayers for $2.8B

Government-controlled mortgage company Fannie Mae said Friday that its second-quarter loss widened as it continues to seek loan modifications to help reduce defaults amid the ongoing difficulties in the housing and mortgage markets.

Vatican Calls Abuses by Pennsylvania Priests ‘Criminal and Morally Reprehensible’

Vatican Calls Abuses by Pennsylvania Priests ‘Criminal and Morally Reprehensible’

Responding to a grand jury report on sex abuse by clergy in Pennsylvania, the Vatican called for accountability for both abusers and those who permitted abuse to occur.

Correction: Arab Officer-Human Trafficking

Correction: Arab Officer-Human Trafficking

In a story July 21 about the trial of a United Arab Emirates naval officer, The Associated Press, relying on information from a defense attorney, misspelled the name of a prosecution witness. Sh...

Ben Carson’s HUD Spends $31,000 on Dining Set for His Office

Ben Carson’s HUD Spends $31,000 on Dining Set for His Office

Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, touring an apartment building in Columbus, Ohio, in April.

U.S. Mulls New Route for Canada Oil Pipeline

U.S. Mulls New Route for Canada Oil Pipeline

A U.S. official says the State Department is considering a plan that would reroute the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada away from environmentally sensitive areas of Nebraska, an action that could delay a final decision on the project until after the 2012 election.

NJ man pleads not guilty to stabbing ex 84 times

NJ man pleads not guilty to stabbing ex 84 times

A northern New Jersey man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a Halloween pig mask has pleaded not guilty.

Judge rules NYC can release teacher ratings

Judge rules NYC can release teacher ratings

A judge has ruled that New York City's Department of Education can release performance ratings for 12,000 teachers.

Governor views damage from Texas wildfires

Governor views damage from Texas wildfires

Gov. Rick Perry took to the air Tuesday to survey some of the ravaged counties of West Texas devastated by wildfires that have blackened tens of thousands of acres, destroyed dozens of homes and left one firefighter critically injured.

3 Major Online Poker Companies Targeted in Federal Crackdown

3 Major Online Poker Companies Targeted in Federal Crackdown

The multi-billion-dollar business of the three biggest Internet poker companies became a target of federal authorities before an indictment was unsealed Friday, charging 11 people with bank fraud and illegal gambling.

APNewsBreak: Police identify Va. Tech gunman

APNewsBreak: Police identify Va. Tech gunman

A dean's list student who killed a Virginia Tech police officer had no ties to the university and did not know the patrolman, authorities said Friday without offering a motive for a crime spree ...

Plane Returns to Washington After Fistfight Between Passengers

Plane Returns to Washington After Fistfight Between Passengers

Government and airline officials say a United Airlines plane with 144 people aboard returned to Washington-Dulles International Airport for an emergency landing escorted by two F-16 fighter jets after a fight broke out between passengers.

Police: $4M stash in bottled water cache in truck

Police: $4M stash in bottled water cache in truck

Tennessee Highway Patrol officers say they have seized more than $4 million in cash in duct-taped bundles hidden in cases of bottled water in a tractor-trailer, prompting the arrests of two California men.

Authorities in Pennsylvania Search for Student Accused of Making 'Virginia Tech' Threat

Authorities in Pennsylvania Search for Student Accused of Making 'Virginia Tech' Threat

Authorities in Pennsylvania are searching for a university student who allegedly made a threat on Twitter to kill classmates in a reference to the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

DA: Regulators Ignored Reports on Philadelphia Abortion Clinic

DA: Regulators Ignored Reports on Philadelphia Abortion Clinic

Regulators ignored report after report of horrific conditions at a squalid abortion clinic, prosecutors said, leaving a trail of missed chances over the years to stop a doctor from performing illegal, late-term abortions that killed at least two patients and hundreds of newborns.

Wildfires Erupt Again in Parts of Parched Texas

Wildfires Erupt Again in Parts of Parched Texas

Wildfires continued to spread Sunday across East and Central Texas due partly to high winds caused by Tropical Storm Lee and the passage of a cool front, authorities said.


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