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Retirement unlikely for some blue-collar Americans

Tom Edwards grew up in a family that's been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, Wash., resident says he has worked as a logger since he was a kid - it's just what an able-bodied youngster w ...

ACLU sues administration over overseas U.S. surveillance

A rights group sued to force six U.S. agencies to prove Americans whose overseas communications are picked up by surveillance are fully protected under the law. The American Civil Liberties Union said in its lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in N ...

Drones over America: Five states picked for drone testing sites

[caption id="attachment_22594" align="alignright" width="300"] (AP Photo/Don Ryan)[/caption]Drones are one step closer to becoming commonplace in American skies, but analysts fear that bureaucratic red tape still may slow the next aviation revolution ...

Too much ice for the icebreakers

A Chinese helicopter is being sent to rescue passengers and crew members aboard a Russian research ship stuck in the ice off of Antarctica, officials said. "A decision has been made to evacuate 52 passengers and four crew members by a helicopter from ...

Midsize firms hit hard by health law

The new year will bring tough new health care decisions for many businesses, especially those that are too small to easily absorb new costs and too big to think about dropping coverage, experts say. These midsize businesses, particularly those with 5 ...

Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON -- In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty - once again - fo ...

2014: Key tests and dates for Obamacare

WASHINGTON - The new year brings the big test of President Obama's beleaguered health insurance law: Will it work? The heart of the law springs to life Wednesday, after nearly four years of political turmoil and three months of enrollment chaos. Pati ...

Calif. schools prepare for transgender rights law

SAN FRANCISCO -- With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for coaches, assessing who will sleep ...

Conn. gun owners rush to register weapons, ammo

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut gun owners are rushing to register certain firearms and ammunition that will be considered illegal contraband in the new year. People have been lining up early in the morning at the state Department of Emergency Service ...

Minneapolis mayoral candidate mugged for iPhone at Mall of America

To the voters of Minneapolis, Mark Andrew was the guy who came in second in last month's mayoral election. To three thugs, he was just a mark. Andrew, 63, needed nine stitches to close a head wound suffered Thursday when two teen women beat him after ...


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