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Feb 27, 2013 at 10:17 AM PDT
Battling tears, the father of one of the first-graders slain at the December elementary school massacre in Connecticut pleaded with senators on Wednesday to ban assault weapons like the gun that killed his 6-year-old son.
Feb 26, 2013 at 12:35 AM PDT
Many workers in Washington state government would be shifted out of pensions and into a 401(k)-style retirement system under a bill heard Monday in a state Senate committee.
Feb 23, 2013 at 1:10 PM PDT
Thousands of people marched on Spain's parliament on Saturday to protest austerity measures, a demonstration that came on the 32nd anniversary of a failed attempt by the armed forces to overthrow the government.
Feb 22, 2013 at 3:52 PM PDT
Oregon House lawmakers voted Friday to pass a bill that would extend resident college tuition rates to some young illegal immigrants following a passionate — and at moments heated — hour-long debate.
Feb 22, 2013 at 8:19 AM PDT
Darden Restaurants, struggling to draw more customers into its Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants, said Friday that its third-quarter profit could fall below Wall Street's expectations and cut its outlook for the year.
Feb 10, 2013 at 8:41 AM PDT
Emergency crews and residents struggled to clear roadways and sidewalks from a storm that rampaged through the Northeast, dumping up to 3 feet of snow and bringing howling winds that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.
Feb 9, 2013 at 8:41 AM PDT
New Englanders began the back-breaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of snow Saturday and emergency crews used snowmobiles to reach shivering motorists stranded overnight on New York's Long Island after a howling storm swept through the Northeast.
Feb 7, 2013 at 8:25 AM PDT
Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, indicating companies continue to hire at a modest but steady pace.
Feb 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM PDT
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 8.0-magnitude quake struck Wednesday 81 kilometers (50 miles) west of Lata, in the Solomon Islands, at a depth of 5.8 kilometers (3.6 miles.)
Feb 4, 2013 at 8:26 AM PDT
Cruise giant Royal Caribbean lost $392.8 million in the fourth quarter because of losses associated with its Spanish cruise line, Pullmantur.
Jan 30, 2013 at 9:13 PM PDT
Washington state has the highest state minimum wage in the nation, but a new bill being considered by lawmakers would allow some employers to pay a lower "training wage" to new employees for a certain period of time.
Jan 27, 2013 at 6:07 PM PDT
Congressman Earl Blumenauer held a town hall meeting on marijuana reform in Northeast Portland Sunday.
Jan 11, 2013 at 12:34 PM PDT
A rural school district in Ohio is drawing attention with its plans to arm a handful of its non-teaching employees with handguns this year - perhaps even janitors.
Jan 7, 2013 at 9:21 PM PDT
Quieting the Irish by the first play of the second quarter, Eddie Lacy, AJ McCarron and the No. 2 Crimson Tide rolled top-ranked Notre Dame 42-14 for the BCS championship Monday night, locking up a second straight national title and third in four...
Jan 7, 2013 at 7:26 AM PDT
In Connecticut and Colorado, scenes of the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012, people were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than in most other state.