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  • Eyeing 2016, Rubio pushes American strength abroad

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio called Wednesday for increased U.S. defense spending and greater intervention abroad, positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House. "The world needs American strength just as much as our...

  • AG hopeful criticized 'wacko' parents on abortion

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Records obtained by The Associated Press show that Republican attorney general hopeful Leslie Rutledge, who regularly touts her opposition to abortion, objected seven years ago to policies requiring parental notification before minors had abortions and...

  • Malloy heading to California for fundraising

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Representatives for Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy say he's traveling to California for political fundraising, but are not providing any details of the trip. Andrew Doba, the Democratic governor's official spokesman, said Malloy would be in California on...

  • Argentina peso sags to 15 a dollar on black market

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The value of Argentina's peso has hit its lowest level ever on the black market. The peso weakened 2.5 percent Wednesday to close at 15 per U.S. dollar. That's far cheaper than the official exchange rate, which closed at 8.4 pesos per dollar. Confidence...

  • Colombia's ex-President Uribe grilled by lawmakers

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former President Alvaro Uribe was grilled by lawmakers Wednesday over allegations of ties to drug traffickers and right-wing paramilitaries, accusations that have dogged him over decades in Colombia's politics. The claims have taken on new relevance as...

  • Air Force: 'So help me God' in oath is optional

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday. The policy change comes after an atheist airman at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada struck out the words on his...

  • Ex-Raven donates kidney to brother, ex-Steeler

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    BALTIMORE (AP) — On the field, their ex-teams are huge NFL rivals. Off the field, brothers Ma'ake (May-ah-kay) Kemoeatu (Kee-mo-ee-ah-tu), an ex-Baltimore Raven, and Chris Kemoeatu, an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler, are closer than close. When Chris' pro football career was cut short because...

  • Florida, WVU with chance for breakthrough wins

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Some victories can be a sign that a program that has hit hard times could be heading for better days. Florida and West Virginia are coming off those types of wins. Then there are victories that have the potential to change a season, accelerate the rebuilding process and alleviate the...

  • Texas governor criticizes Mexico border 'failure'

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a sharp criticism of Mexico's "failure" on immigration and crime policies, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday invited President Enrique Pena Nieto to visit his state and observe law enforcement efforts on the U.S. side of the border. Pena Nieto recently...

  • Elections board OKs Healey as Moderate candidate

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Board of Elections is allowing the Moderate Party to replace its original gubernatorial candidate with the Cool Moose Party founder over the objections of the state GOP. The board ruled 4-1 on Wednesday that Robert Healey may replace James...

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