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  • Obama: US safer, resilient on 9/11 anniversary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are at Arlington National Cemetery visiting the graves of service members killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The visit to …


  • Premiums for family health plans hit $15,745

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Annual premiums for job-based family health insurance went up just 4 percent this year, but that’s no comfort with the price tag approaching $16,000 and rising more …


  • Obamas observe 9/11 anniversary moment of silence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama laid a wreath at the Pentagon, one of several observances marking the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, …


  • 11th anniversary ceremony of 9/11 begins in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it’s time …


  • Panetta hints punishment for bin Laden book author

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is suggesting that a retired Navy SEAL be punished for writing a book giving an insider’s account of the U.S. raid that killed …


  • Panetta raps book by former SEAL on bin Laden hit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is assailing publication of a book about the raid that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, saying the account by a former Navy …


  • In liberal Portland, fluoride issue resurfaces

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland is the largest city in the United States that has yet to approve fluoridation to combat tooth decay. That is expected to change when the …


  • Both campaigns eschew politics on 9/11 anniversary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential candidates are taking a one-day pause from attacks in the heat of the campaign to observe the anniversary of the 9/11 attack. President Barack Obama …


  • For Sept. 11 anniversary, a turning point passed?

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the sun rose over the World Trade Center site Tuesday, the neighborhood around ground zero seemed more like a normal weekday than in previous years …


  • Congress courts veterans leading up to election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Both parties are using a brief pre-election session of Congress to make campaign appeals to returning veterans. Senate Democrats are pushing President Barack Obama’s proposed $1 billion …


  • Chicago teacher strike poses test for unions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive teachers’ strike in Chicago offers a high-profile test for the nation’s teachers’ unions, which have seen their political influence threatened as a growing reform movement …


  • Agreement reached for Sept. 11 museum’s completion

    NEW YORK (AP) — An agreement that paves the way for the completion of the Sept. 11 museum at ground zero was reached on the eve of the 11th anniversary …


  • Debate surrounds annual $60M cost of 9/11 memorial

    NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over balancing the need to honor the memory of Sept. 11 with the enormous costs of running a memorial and museum at ground zero …


  • Crucial Ohio at the heart of presidential campaign

    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — It’s all about Ohio — again. The economy has improved here, and so has President Barack Obama’s standing, putting pressure on Republican Mitt Romney in a …


  • 9/11 WTC health program adds 50 types of cancer

    NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government has added about 50 types of cancer to the list of Sept. 11 World Trade Center-related illnesses that will be covered by a …


  • Colleagues mourn officer killed in Obama motorcade

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The danger in seemingly banal police work of directing traffic and shutting down roadways gained new attention Monday as colleagues mourned an officer who …


  • Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues: OBAMA:


  • WHY IT MATTERS: The Economy

    The issue: The economy is weak and the job market brutal. Nearly 13 million Americans can’t find work; the national unemployment rate is 8.1 percent, the highest level ever three …


  • At ground zero, can there be a politics-free 9/11?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony at ground zero has been stripped of politicians this year. But can it ever be stripped of politics? For the first …


  • Amtrak funding in crosshairs in presidential race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning to Amtrak from Mitt Romney and Republicans: You’re on your own. The platform Republicans adopted at their convention included a call for full privatization and an …


  • Romney: Chicago teachers turning backs on students

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Monday that striking Chicago teachers are turning their backs on thousands of students and that President Barack Obama is rooting for …


  • Govt urges new focus on preventing suicides

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is urging a new focus on preventing suicides, especially among military veterans — and is beefing up the nation’s crisis hotline to help. U.S. …


  • US watchdog questions spending for Afghan army

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The watchdog for U.S. spending in Afghanistan says lax accountability in a $1.1 billion program supplying fuel to the Afghan National Army needs “immediate attention” before control …


  • Chicago teachers strike for first time in 25 years

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time in a quarter-century, thousands of Chicago teachers walked off the job Monday, escalating a bitter contract dispute over evaluations, job security and other …


  • Obama called steaming mad over failed budget deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is acknowledging he was angry with House Republicans last year when a supposed “grand bargain” budget agreement with House Speaker John Boehner collapsed. Obama …


  • Ex-Mexican official to be sentenced in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jesus Quinonez traveled often to San Diego to discuss cross-border investigations of organized crime with U.S. law enforcement officials. He didn’t know he was the target …


  • Obama squeaks out Aug. fundraising win over Romney

    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama squeaked out a fundraising victory over Mitt Romney in August as the candidates gear up for the final stretch of their closely contested …


  • APNewsBreak: Border Patrol halts Mexico flights

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona’s deserts, a money-saving move that …


  • Congress returns for short pre-election session

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returned to Washington on Monday for an abbreviated pre-election session in which it appears likely to do the bare minimum: making sure that the government doesn’t …


  • Emanuel vows to end strike, get kids back in class

    CHICAGO (AP) — City officials vowed to keep hundreds of thousands of students safe when striking teachers hit the picket lines Monday and school district and teachers union leaders resumed …

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