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  • Sailing family back in U.S.

    SAN DIEGO — Six days after a family of four found themselves helpless and adrift in a sailboat far into the Pacific with a vomiting, feverish 1-year-old, a Navy warship delivered them safely Wednesday to San Diego, where they began their ...

    April 10, 2014

  • IMF: Economy is strengthening

    WASHINGTON — The global economy is strengthening but faces threats from super-low inflation and outflows of capital from emerging economies, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday. The lending organization expects the global ...

    April 9, 2014

  • Kerry warns Russia of new sanctions

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday threatened Russia with tougher economic sanctions if it fails to back down from its chaotic involvement in Ukraine. “What we see from Russia is an illegal and illegitimate effort to ...

    April 9, 2014

  • U.S. bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

    MILWAUKEE — A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or ...

    April 9, 2014

  • Marine guard killed by colleague

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A Marine posted at the main gate of a North Carolina base shot and killed a colleague inside a guard shack Tuesday, a military spokesman said....

    April 9, 2014

  • Severe Weather Heavy rains develop into deadly flooding

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and ...

    April 8, 2014 2 Photos

  • Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer

    WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in ...

    April 8, 2014

  • Iconic actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

    LOS ANGELES — Mickey Rooney’s approach to life was simple: “Let’s put on a show!” He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life....

    April 8, 2014

  • Woman complains to police about marijuana quality

    LUFKIN, Texas — Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer....

    April 8, 2014

  • Mormon leader outlines opposition to gay marriage

    SALT LAKE CITY — A top Mormon leader reiterated the church’s opposition to gay marriage Saturday during the church’s biannual general conference. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ stance on homosexuality has softened in ...

    April 6, 2014