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McCain renominated; novice shines in Fla.

WASHINGTON – Veteran Arizona Sen. John McCain sailed to nomination for a fifth term Tuesday over a challenger with tea party support, while big-spending political novice Rick Scott pushed past an...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Drug-war bullets fly into Texas

EL PASO, Texas – The first bullets struck El Paso’s City Hall at the end of a work day. The next ones hit a university building and closed a major highway.Shootouts in the drug war along the...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Salmonella vaccine may prevent egg recalls

DES MOINES, Iowa – Low-cost vaccines that may help prevent the kind of salmonella outbreak that has led to the recall of more than a half-billion eggs haven’t been given to nearly half the nation’s...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Triathletes survive swimming test

They were few and far between. "You don't even know how much I hate that swim," Steve Stovall said of the first leg of the competition, which included a 15-mile bike ride and a 5-kilometer run. ...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Judge puts Obama stem cell rules on hold

WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked government rules expanding stem cell research, a blow to the Obama administration that could stall potentially lifesaving research.The...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Oil spill investigators focus on communication, leadership

HOUSTON – Federal investigators seeking the cause of the rig explosion that led to BP’s massive Gulf oil spill focused Monday on communication and chain of command, wondering at times whether the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Anne’s tree topples

AMSTERDAM – The monumental chestnut tree that cheered Anne Frank while she was in hiding from the Nazis was toppled by wind and heavy rain on Monday.The once mighty tree, now diseased and rotted...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

In Mideast, passions quieter over N.Y. mosque

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – On the streets of lower Manhattan, there’s no mistaking how the passions flow: One side saying its their patriotic duty to block a planned Islamic center and the other...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S.: Afghan forces need time

WASHINGTON – A senior U.S. commander on Monday wouldn’t predict when Afghanistan might take control of its own security and warned that NATO needs at least another year to recruit and train enough...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Answers to questions about egg recall

Two large Iowa farms have recalled 550 million eggs because of possible contamination with salmonella. Investigators from the Food and Drug Administration are trying to find the cause of the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

As anxiety lingers, stocks slip

NEW YORK – Stocks slumped to a weak finish Monday as lingering worries about the economy overcame optimism from a fresh round of corporate dealmaking.Stocks had an early lift after Hewlett-Packard...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Militant attacks kill 5 foreign troops in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Attacks by insurgents killed five foreign troops in Afghanistan on Monday, including two Americans, two French marines and a Hungarian soldier.The attacks came in the north,...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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