Ronald Reagan

New Hampshire state Rep. Marilinda Garcia,  second from right, speaks as, from left, Karin Agness, founder of Network of Enlightened Women, Speaker of the House in Oklahoma, T.W. Shannon, Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus, and San Jose police officer Scott Erickson look on during the Republican National Committee summer meeting Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Boston. (AP PHOTO/JOSH REYNOLDS)

GOP pushes rising stars amid internal skepticism

BOSTON (AP) — The Republican Party launched its latest effort Thursday to sell itself to a more diverse segment of the population, acknowledging a glaring weakness in the GOP’s ability to attract new voters in […]

08/15/2013

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Carjacking ends in Granada Hills

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A carjacking suspect led officers on a pursuit today from the Santa Clarita area into Simi Valley and back into Los Angeles County, where the man was arrested after the vehicle […]

07/31/2013

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Report: Too many teachers, too little quality

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey of more than 1,000 […]

06/18/2013

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Harry Lewis, founder of Hamburger Hamlet, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Lewis, founder of the Hamburger Hamlet chain whose regular customers included Ronald Reagan and Elizabeth Taylor, has died. He was 93. The Los Angeles Times says Lewis died Sunday at a […]

06/11/2013

US Representative of Michigan John Dingell (AP Photo)

Dingell approaches congressional milestone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty seven years ago, Rep. John Dingell, who this week becomes the longest serving member of Congress in history, nearly began his career in tears on the floor of the House. The […]

06/06/2013

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Obama-Xi meeting in Calif. sets low-key tone

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — A sprawling California desert estate built by billionaire philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg is a place where political powerbrokers once discussed critical issues of the day and where royalty — […]

06/06/2013

John McCain

Sen. McCain exhorts Obama to address controversies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama is “mired” in a series of scandals and must find a way to surmount them. McCain tells CBS’s “This Morning” he believes “the president’s credibility […]

06/03/2013

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Gotcha Guide: How Washington investigates itself

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most of what Americans know about their government’s crimes, misdeeds and foul-ups comes from the government itself. Washington’s investigation machine never quits. Thousands of federal workers spend hundreds of millions of dollars […]

05/31/2013

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‘Glasnost’ opens up onstage rounds at Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The National Spelling Bee opened with “glasnost” and was soon followed by “perestroika” — a fascinating choice of words for a group of youngsters born long after the heyday of […]

05/29/2013

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett to win top US humor prize in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carol Burnett, who became famous for playing a variety of characters in sketch comedy routines on her namesake television show, was named the winner of the nation’s top humor prize on Tuesday. […]

05/21/2013

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A look at key moments in Dow history

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average often makes headlines. But let’s not forget everything else that happened as the Dow has twisted and turned — from The Muppets suing Mickey Mouse to […]

05/07/2013

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, dead at 87

LONDON (AP) — Love her or loathe her, one thing’s beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain.

04/08/2013

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