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Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation

WASHINGTON — In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to ...

Congress passes stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

WASHINGTON — Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide ...

Obama hopeful national anthem protests spark a conversation

FORT LEE, Va. — Asked by a service member to weigh in on some NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, President Obama said Wednesday ...

Official: 2 students, 1 teacher wounded in S.C. school shooting

TOWNVILLE, S.C.—A teenager opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school Wednesday, wounding two students and a teacher before the suspect was taken into custody, ...

Humans in group of murderous mammals

WASHINGTON — Evolution and genetics seem to have baked a certain amount of murder into humans as a species, but civilization has tamed some of ...

Witness: Christie informed of bridge plot

NEWARK — As pressure mounted for answers to what was causing traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge in 2013, top Port Authority officials were ...

Wealthy students receiving more aid from colleges

STORRS, Conn. — Spencer Mulligan knew his family could pay for his college education, even without loans or grants. So when the University of Connecticut ...

Senators press FBI director on terrorism response

WASHINGTON — Republican senators pressed FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday about whether anything more could have been done to prevent recent acts of extremist ...

Appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President ...

Barriers protect Iowa city as river crests

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls largely protected Cedar Rapids homes and businesses Tuesday as the river that runs through the ...

Arizona man who fired on officers was Border Patrol agent

MARICOPA, Ariz. — An Arizona man who shot at officers from a second-floor window of his home as they responded to a 911 call was ...

Man plucked from life boat after week at sea reaches Boston

BOSTON — A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter was questioned by ...

2 men charged in Calif. killings

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Two young men were charged Tuesday with murder in the slayings of a California couple and family friend who were discovered ...

Digital link between tower, cockpit will speed planes

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has taken another step into the 21st century, replacing an archaic system that required a pencil and paper with ...

Conn. prep school latest to find sex abuse in its past

The Pomfret School in Connecticut has revealed that several of its teachers engaged in improper conduct with students between the 1970s and 2000s, adding its ...

Prosecutor: No federal charges in Memphis police killing

MEMPHIS — A white Memphis police officer won't face federal civil rights charges in the shooting death of a 19-year-old black man, the federal government ...

Indiana woman accused in deaths of her children, 6 and 7

ELKHART, Ind. — A northern Indiana woman has been arrested on two preliminary counts of murder after her two young children were abducted and found ...

Gulf Coast oil spill damage could be lasting

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been called one of the worst environmental disasters in American history — and more than six years later, ...