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John Godzieba, left, playing the role of Gen. George Washington, walks behind his troops onto a dock during the 61st annual re-enactment of Washington's daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the river, the trek that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Crowds relive Washington’s 1776 river crossing

WASHINGTON CROSSING, N.J. (AP) — George Washington has made his annual Christmas Day ride across the Delaware River. Washington’s daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the river turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. The 61st […]

12/26/2013

This undated photo provided by the family via attorney Aaron J. Freiwald shows U.S. Marine Brian LaLoup who died in 2012 while stationed in Greece.  (AP Photo/LaLoup Family)

Marine’s body sent home without heart

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart — and […]

12/10/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Hagel says staff cutbacks will save $1 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years. At a Pentagon news conference, Hagel laid out details […]

12/04/2013

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with five active duty service members at Molly Malone's on Barracks Row in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. From left are, Coast Guard Petty Officer Katie Cole, Navy Lt. Junior Grade Courtney Williams, Marine Corp. Jason Davis, the president, Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Cynthia Gamez, the vice president and Army Sgt. First Class Angel Febus Munoz. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama lunches with US service members at Irish pub

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama made an unannounced trip out for lunch with members of the military. The president and Vice President Joe Biden dined with active duty service members from each of the […]

11/12/2013

Ford’s Theatre in DC to reopen with private funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ford’s Theatre will reopen its doors and resume performances Wednesday, using private funding, even though the government shutdown has continued into a third week. Theater officials announced Tuesday that the national historic […]

10/15/2013

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IRS issues tax rules for married gay couples

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Thursday said that all legally married gay couples will be able to file joint federal tax returns even if they reside in states that do not recognize same-sex marriages. […]

08/29/2013

A sale pending sign is attached to a property for sale. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

US home sales hit 5.39M in July, highest since ’09

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes surged in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million, approaching a healthy level for the first time since November 2009. The spike in […]

08/21/2013

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New challenge for American-US Airways airline merger

American Airlines and US Airways say the government has reached the wrong conclusions about the planned merger of the two airlines. The Justice Department, joined by a half dozen states, filed a lawsuit today to […]

08/13/2013

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Powerball jackpot at $400M after no weekend winner

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one hit the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, so the money will roll over: A cool $400 million for the next drawing. While hefty, the prize for Wednesday’s drawing is […]

08/04/2013

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US home sales dip but remain near 3½-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes slipped in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million but remain near a 3½-year high. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that […]

07/22/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with reporters just after the Republican majority passed legislation to replace the No Child Left Behind law, in Washington, Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House votes to replace ‘No Child’ education law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans voted Friday to dismantle the troubled No Child Left Behind law for evaluating America’s students and schools, saying states and local school districts rather than Washington should be setting rules […]

07/19/2013

Children play on a fountain at Pier A Park during a heat wave, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Relief from worst heat on the horizon by weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Cooler temperatures are within sight but likely not soon enough and cool enough for a large swath of the country hit with dangerously high temperatures for days as the largest heat […]

07/18/2013

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