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updated: 11/29/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

Victor Mooney, 49, of New York, who set off in a rowboat from the Canary Islands in February 2014, arrived in New York City, completing his 21-month journey rowing across the Atlantic to raise HIV awareness in memory of his brother, who died of AIDS in 1983.

State sets hearing on refugee fund

posted: 11/29/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Missouri lawmakers are to question officials in Gov. Jay Nixon’s administration Monday on how the state spends money to help refugees amid concern about the resettling of Syrians in the United States.

Colorado clinic rampage leaves 3 dead, 9 hurt

posted: 11/28/2015 4:02 a.m. Comments 6

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A gunman was arrested hours after opening fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic Friday and killing three people, wounding nine others and engaging in gunbattles with police inside the building, officials said.

Online sales roar in, but stores still in the race

posted: 11/28/2015 3:51 a.m. Discuss

Across the United States, millions of Americans spent Black Friday racing through stores in the traditional Christmas-shopping sales frenzy, while others lamented that the thrill is gone, and still others took laid-back approaches to the whole affair.

Crop insurance aid reflects budget reality

updated: 11/28/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- In April, Republicans in control of Congress celebrated their agreement on a plan to save $5 trillion and balance the budget in a decade.

Paris attacks reheat U.S. security debate

updated: 11/28/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The attacks in Paris have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11, 2001, domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill.

Redone park opens at Gateway Arch

posted: 11/28/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

ST. LOUIS — The $380 million Gateway Arch grounds overhaul in St. Louis has opened its first renovated park.

Chicago protesters block store entrances

updated: 11/28/2015 3:30 a.m. Comments 2

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down four lanes of traffic in Chicago's ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer.

The nation in brief

updated: 11/28/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Gang war blamedin death of boy, 9

Woman pleads for tribe to recognize gay marriage

posted: 11/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The Supreme Court in the summer ruled no state could keep same-sex couples from marrying -- but there are still some places in the United States that can ignore that decision.

Macy's parade the usual except for police all over

posted: 11/27/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite the previous weeks' terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country.

West Point to ban pillow fight event

posted: 11/27/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

The superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy disclosed Wednesday that he would ban pillow fights like the one in August that left two dozen freshmen cadets with concussions and six with other injuries.

Criminal justice fix a bipartisan aim

posted: 11/27/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

On the campaign trail, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago.

Welcome 'pilgrims,' Obama says

updated: 11/27/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama appealed anew on Thanksgiving Day for acceptance of Syrian refugees, saying "so much of our greatness comes from our generosity."

Crash victims’ bills waived by hospital

posted: 11/27/2015 3:38 a.m. Discuss

The hospital that treated more than three dozen people after the deadly car crash at Oklahoma State’s homecoming parade will not bill the patients for their treatment.




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