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  • Peace Corps allowing its applicants more choice

    The Peace Corps launched a new online application Tuesday that allows applicants to choose the countries and programs where they want to serve and removes red tape that was dissuading people from completing the international service organization’s application process.

    July 15, 2014

  • House to take up highway bill as deadline looms

    With an August deadline looming, the House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put the programs on sound financial footing.

    July 15, 2014

  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

    July 15, 2014

  • Indiana funeral.jpg Airman laid to rest back home in Indiana six decades after death

    Unchecked tears rolled down Paul Martin’s lined face as he clutched the hand of an Air Force servicewoman who handed him a handwritten note at the graveside service for his older brother.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Immigration Diverting 2.jpg US border effort sputters as migrants cross again

    A U.S. effort to discourage immigrants’ repeated attempts to enter the country illegally by dropping them back in Mexico hundreds of miles away from where they were caught has been sharply scaled back after producing relatively modest gains.

    July 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • Gay Marriage Colorado 1.jpg Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado

    Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state’s gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday.

    July 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • US given heads up about newspaper data destruction

    The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper’s hard drives containing leaked National Security Agency documents last year, newly declassified documents show.

    July 11, 2014

  • Benghazi Stand Down Order.jpg No ’stand down’ order in Benghazi

    The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers that a “stand-down order” held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • APTOPIX Houston Suburb.jpg 4 children among 6 killed in Houston-area shooting

    A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot the death, officials said.

    July 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • Utah Marriage Equality 1.jpg Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

    Utah is going directly to the nation’s highest court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general’s office announced Wednesday.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos