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WASHINGTON — With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs. But the going is getting rougher.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy appears to be gathering momentum ahead of the critical holiday shopping season.
In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others.
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla.— When National Park Service volunteers Donna and John Buckley left a pod of 41 stranded whales Wednesday evening, their optimism was starting to wane.
President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
The United Auto Workers union is looking at hiking membership dues by 25 percent, the first increase since 1967, a top UAW official and several union sources told Reuters.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have a bona fide winning streak.
MILWAUKEE — "Cannibal sandwiches," an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen people became ill after consuming them last holiday season.
LUBBOCK, Texas — The impacts of an ice storm that was moving into North Texas late Thursday could be worse than the snowfalls in the days leading up to the Super Bowl two years ago.
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police have released surveillance video — complete with cartoon images from Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" — of two people stealing decorations outside a house last month.