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Malaysia declares MH370 an ‘accident’

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airli ... »

Convicted Fort Hood killer faces military hearing in Kansas

Former U.S. Army major Nidal Hasan will appear in a military court on Thursday for a procedural hearing related to his capital punishment convictio ... »

Travel bans lifted in New York, New Jersey

NEW YORK — Travel bans were lifted in New York City and New Jersey on Tuesday and mass transit was due to resume after a storm predicted to ... »

New Saudi king seeks to reassure citizens on succession and policy

RIYADH — Saudi King Salman pledged continuity in energy and foreign policies on Friday and then quickly moved to appoint younger men as his ... »

Militias attack Yemen president’s private home

Militia fighters bombarded the private residence of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Tuesday in an effort to overthrow the government, th ... »

Obama to focus on middle class in State of Union address

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will challenge the Republican-led Congress with tax-raising ideas for helping middle-class Americans in ... »

Retailers expect even stronger growth in 2015

CHICAGO — The stars are aligning for a robust year in retail — but the spoils aren’t likely to be shared equally.

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Obama not backing down amid deep partisan division

WASHINGTON — The tone and tenor of the Obama White House since Democrats suffered a crushing defeat to the GOP during the November midterm e ... »

NCAA to restore wins to Penn State’s Paterno after Sandusky sex scandal

PHILADELPHIA — Wins that were stripped from the record of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse sca ... »

Supreme Court will hear same-sex marriage issue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday set the stage for a long-awaited showdown over same-sex marriage, as justices agreed to hear multip ... »

U.S. astronauts shelter in Russia part of space station after alarm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts evacuated the U.S. section of the International Space Station on Wednesday and moved into the Russian side ... »

AirAsia flight’s black box recovered by divers in plane wreckage

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Search teams began retrieving the black boxes from the wreckage of the AirAsia jetliner, which will help investigators ... »

White House: U.S. should have sent higher profile leader to Paris march

WASHINGTON — The United States should have sent a higher profile leader to take part in the march in Paris on Sunday to honor victims of the ... »

U.S. Central Command’s YouTube, Twitter accounts suspended after apparent hack

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were suspended on Monday after apparently being hacked by Islami ... »

Charlie Hebdo shooting suspects reportedly killed as police storm hostage scene

DAMMARTIN-EN-BOELE, France — Hundreds of heavily armed police moved in on two al-Qaida-linked suspects in the Charlie Hebdo magazine slaying ... »

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