Temps have been above average for 355 straight months

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On Monday, we learned from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that last September was the hottest of them all, out of 135 Septembers going back to 1880.The same was true for August...


'Terrorist ideology' blamed in Canada car attack

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec — A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who...


VIDEO: Today in History for October 21st

Highlights of this day in history: Thomas Edison perfects workable electric light; Anthrax scare claims first of two U.S. postal workers in Washington, DC; Britain...

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New rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buying a home may have gotten a little easier this week. With the financial crisis and subprime mortgage bust receding further into history, the...


US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola...


AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to...


Panetta clashed with CIA over memoir, tested agency review

(c) 2014, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON — Former CIA director Leon E. Panetta clashed with the agency over the contents of his recently published memoir and...


Jewish group shifts view on Nazi benefit payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Jewish advocacy group said Tuesday it no longer supports allowing suspected Nazi war criminals to receive Social Security benefits....


One American released from North Korea, two remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a...


Top mortgage firm accused of abuses

One of the nation’s largest servicers of home loans may have denied struggling borrowers the chance to fix loan problems and avoid foreclosures, New York’s...


New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health...

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