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Senate votes to grant Obama fast-track power on trade deals

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama scored a major victory Friday when the U.S. Senate voted to give him “fast-track” powers that would help wrap up …

Senate at odds over whether to extend or revise domestic spying program

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released a proposal meant to bridge divides among lawmakers on how to handle the June …

US court hands partial win to tobacco firms over judge-ordered disclosures

WASHINGTON — A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday ruled that tobacco companies cannot be forced to announce publicly that they deliberately deceived the public …

Dallas girl sentenced to 40 years for drowning baby

DALLAS — A 14-year-old Dallas girl was sentenced by a juvenile court judge on Friday …

Official Scrabble list for ‘shizzle’ may be ‘blech’ to some

Scrabble fans scanning the list of 6,500 new words added to the Collins Official Scrabble …

Gastric bypass helps treat diabetes, but has risks

Two years after surgery, people who have had gastric bypass have better control of their …

Obama vows no bad deal with Iran: ‘This deal will have my name on it’

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama took his case for nuclear talks with Iran to a …

5 plead not guilty to Kentucky bourbon heist

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Five people accused of stealing and selling more than $100,000 worth of …

Dating website hacked, member information may be compromised

An online dating site for adults seeking sexual trysts has been hacked, potentially compromising the …

Study: Rape on university campuses at ‘epidemic’ levels

NEW YORK — More than 18 percent of female students at one U.S. university reported …

FBI arrests 2 California men for seeking to join Islamic State

LOS ANGELES — Two Southern California men were charged on Friday with conspiring to travel …

Capitol police weigh fix after officers left guns in bathrooms

WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol police are considering new procedures and punishments after several incidents in …

Man who flew gyrocopter to US Capitol pleads not guilty

WASHINGTON — The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds pleaded …

Arizona woman gets 3-1/2 years in prison for driving over nonvoting husband

PHOENIX — An Arizona woman was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison Thursday for running …
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell looks on in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

Goodell will not recuse himself from Brady’s appeal

The NFL has rejected the NFL Players Association’s request that commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself as the arbitrator in Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game …
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