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North Korea sanctions sail through Senate

WASHINGTON — Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation ...

Texas health researchers come under fire for Planned Parenthood study

AUSTIN — Two state health researchers in Texas are under fire for co-authoring a study suggesting what Republican leaders have long disputed: cuts to Planned ...

Gunman slays deputies in, near Md. restaurant

ABINGDON, Md. — A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout nearby, ...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

NASHUA, N.H. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish ...

1.77M drunken drivers kept off roads by interlock systems, MADD says

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Car-locking systems have stopped more than 1.77 million people from driving drunk since states first passed laws requiring offenders to install them ...

Brewing budget battle could end honeymoon for Ryan in Washington

WASHINGTON — A senior House Republican warned Wednesday that differences among lawmakers over a spending increase could threaten plans for a more orderly budget process ...

CDC finds Zika virus in 2 babies who died in Brazil

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control has identified the Zika virus in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from microcephaly — ...

RFK killer's 15th parole bid denied in California

SAN DIEGO — Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy in 1968, was denied parole for the 15th time Wednesday, a California ...

Justice Department sues Ferguson over alleged continued violations

The Department of Justice filed a 56-page civil lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Ferguson, Mo., alleging that, 18 months after the police shooting of ...

Va. House OKs use of electric chair if execution drugs unavailable

RICHMOND — A bill that would allow Virginia prison officials to execute inmates in the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are unavailable sailed through ...

Priest arrested in 1960 slaying of Texas teacher

HOUSTON — For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted ...

Islamic State determined to attack U.S., spy chief Clapper warns

WASHINGTON — The Islamic State group has taken advantage of weak and collapsing governments to expand its reach and remains determined to attack the United ...

Book version of 'Potter' play planned worldwide

Harry Potter is coming back — for everyone. Nine years after publication of the last novel in the best-selling series about the boy wizard, what has ...

Van Gogh's bedroom booked solid in Chicago

CHICAGO — Art lovers have a chance to spend one starry night in a replica of Vincent Van Gogh's bedroom for only $10. The Art ...

In rare phenomenon, snowballs form on own in Idaho

BOISE — Thousands of snowballs rolled in a flat central Idaho field look like the work of hundreds of ambitious kids — except but there ...

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New ...

Justices vote to delay enforcement of Obama's sweeping climate change plan

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are ...

Postal Service delivers profit over holidays

WASHINGTON — A strong holiday shipping season and a couple of favorable economic situations temporarily turned around the financial fortunes of the Postal Service, officials ...

Scaife's bequests made him 'most-generous American' in 2015

When the Tribune-Review's late publisher Dick Scaife left nearly $759 million to two foundations and two art museums, his gifts made him "2015's most-generous American," ...

Ferguson alters deal to reform its police

FERGUSON, Mo. — The Ferguson city council voted Tuesday to approve an agreement with the Justice Department to reform the city's police department after the ...