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Obama tells Americans homeland is safe as millions set off on Thanksgiving travel

NEW YORK - President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they are safe on Wednesday as millions of people embarked on their annual Thanksgivi ... »

Charges dropped against Chicago protest leader

CHICAGO - Cook County prosecutors dropped charges Wednesday against a protest leader arrested in the Loop hours after the release of the video show ... »

Four men held in connection with shooting of demonstrators in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS - Four men were being held on Wednesday by Minneapolis police as prosecutors weighed charges against them in connection with the shooti ... »

U.S. foreign aid success touted

DES MOINES - How the U.S. should address conflicts in the Middle East has become a dominant issue in the presidential campaign.

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Hollande says U.S., France to step up strikes in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON - French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday the United States and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to ta ... »

Chicago policeman faces murder charges in shooting of black teen

CHICAGO - A white Chicago police officer was charged on Tuesday with first-degree murder in the October 2014 fatal shooting of a black teenager, St ... »

Iowa’s senators want stepped-up effort to counter ISIS threat

DES MOINES - Iowa's two Republican U.S. senators Monday urged President Obama to seek a bipartisan strategy in concert with military advisers and A ... »

Belgium detains five more people in raids on Monday

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium has detained five more people following raids on Monday morning in the Brussels and Liege regions as it searches the c ... »

Pfizer to buy Allergan in $160 billion deal

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc, the maker of Viagra and Lipitor, has struck a deal to buy Botox-maker Allergan PLC in a transaction valued at about $160 bi ... »

Regulators to railroads: Meet deadlines

WASHINGTON - U.S. railroads that were granted a three-year delay to install a life-saving safety mechanism have been told by federal regulators tha ... »

Why do American landlords love refugee tenants?

One week a refugee family is fleeing the brutality of civil war and living in a shipping container near the Syrian border, and the next they might ... »

Islamist gunmen attack luxury hotel in Mali capital, 170 taken hostage

BAMAKO, Nov 20 - Islamist gunmen stormed a luxury hotel packed with foreigners in Mali's capital Bamako on Friday, taking 170 hostages in a former ... »

UPS and FedEx try every tech trick to speed up deliveries

PITTSBURGH - Around 8 a.m. at a cavernous warehouse outside Pittsburgh recently, about four dozen delivery drivers for United Parcel Service got th ... »

French prosecutor: Suspected mastermind of Paris attacks died in police raid

PARIS (Reuters) - The suspected mastermind of the attacks that killed 129 in Paris was among those killed in a police raid in a suburb of the Frenc ... »

Former Subway pitchman pleads guilty, to be sentenced on child sex charges

INDIANAPOLIS - Former Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Thursday pleaded guilty to child pornography and sex charges and is scheduled t ... »