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  • Hillary Clinton catches Obama speech in Brunei

    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — Half a world away from the Democratic National Convention, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delayed her departure from Brunei on Friday to …


  • FACT CHECK: Obama and the phantom peace dividend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama laid claim to a peace dividend that doesn’t exist when he told the nation he wants to use money saved by ending wars to …


  • Obama’s convention evolution complete

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s convention evolution is complete. Eight years ago, the little-known Democrat rocketed into the political spotlight with a soaring convention keynote address. Four years …


  • Transcript of Barack Obama’s remarks

    A transcript of President Barack Obama’s remarks Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the Obama campaign: ___


  • Obama says path forward won’t be quick or easy

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Preaching patience, President Barack Obama is telling voters at the Democratic National Convention that solving many of the nation’s toughest challenges will take a few years. …


  • Obama speech: Hope has become hang in there

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For President Barack Obama, hope has become hang in there. On the biggest stage of his re-election bid, Obama is dropping some tough love on voters, …


  • No, really: Govt warns of ‘zombie apocalypse’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — “The zombies are coming!” the Homeland Security Department says. Tongue firmly in cheek, the government urged citizens Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a …


  • Plan for suburban Detroit mosque draws resistance

    WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — On a prime piece of real estate in suburban Detroit stands a large, vacant elementary school with no vestiges of life — save for a …


  • US jobs outlook improves as campaign heats up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs outlook in the U.S. brightened a bit Thursday just before President Barack Obama was to make his case for re-election to the American people. Fewer …


  • Obama faces obstacles in holding North Carolina

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Keeping North Carolina in the Democratic column this year may prove hard for President Barack Obama. North Carolina’s unemployment rate is among the nation’s highest. Social …


  • US sends more spies, diplomats to Syrian border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is ramping up its presence at Syria’s Turkish border, sending more spies and diplomats to help advise the rebel forces in their mismatched fight against …


  • Romney defends Afghanistan omission

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his decision not to discuss the Afghanistan war in his convention speech. He said he didn’t plan to …


  • Judge orders Fort Hood suspect be clean-shaven

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage must be clean-shaven or will be forcibly shaved before his murder trial, a military …


  • Schumer: Senate should vote soon on Ryan budget

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer says he wants the Senate to vote soon on the Ryan budget to put Republicans, including presidential running mates Mitt Romney and Paul …


  • Olive Garden, LongHorn workers sue company

    MIAMI (AP) — Darden Restaurants violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across the country at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other eateries, according to a …


  • British health chief dubbed “minister for magic”

    LONDON (AP) — He supports homeopathy, a practice that many experts liken to snake oil. He opposes late-term abortion, falling afoul of this mostly pro-choice nation. During the London Olympics, …


  • Jet returns to Philly over tip about explosives

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A US Airways flight to Dallas was called back to Philadelphia on Thursday morning and surrounded by police after law enforcement officials received an anonymous tip that …


  • Report: US health care system wastes $750B a year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year — roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar — through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other …


  • Judge may issue order for Fort Hood suspect beard

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday was expected to issue a definitive order for the forcible beard shaving of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 …


  • Obama advisers don’t expect big bounce in polls

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama will lay out his vision for a second term, even as advisers say they don’t anticipate a big bounce in the polls following …


  • Obama advisors don’t expect big bounce in polls

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to lay out his vision for a second term, even as advisers say they don’t anticipate a big bounce in the …


  • Obama to sketch path forward after Clinton pitch

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation on Thursday for a capstone speech designed not just to persuade undecided voters to …


  • Obama sister, brother-in-law: They haven’t changed

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michelle Obama’s brother says the first lady was reluctant to enter politics, but she is thriving as ‘mom-in-chief.’ Craig Robinson tells NBC’s “Today” his sister wanted …


  • Police in legal minefield on Ariz. immigration law

    PHOENIX (AP) — The most contentious part of Arizona’s immigration law finally has approval to move forward, surviving a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a heated national debate and two years …


  • Bill Clinton fires up Dems before Obama’s speech

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — God is back in the Democratic platform and people rooting for President Barack Obama hope the dazzle is back in him. With war ending, the health …


  • NY court weighs if lap dance is tax-exempt art

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — No one would confuse the Nite Moves strip club with the Bolshoi Ballet, but what the lap dancers do there is art and entitled to the …


  • Judge may order Fort Hood suspect’s beard shaved

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday was expected to order the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage to have his beard shaved, …


  • Some notable rulings on transgender people

    Some court rulings in recent years on transgender people’s access to gender-related medical care: — In 2010, the U.S. Tax Court found that the costs of female hormones and sex-reassignment …


  • Transgender-inmate ruling is movement’s latest win

    Years ago, in a darkened parking lot in the middle of the night, Kathy Padilla would meet with fellow transgender people who sought support from one another in a society …


  • Clinton boosts Obama in rousing convention speech

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In an impassioned speech that rocked the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed Wednesday night, “I know we’re coming back” from the worst economic …

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