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House rule sets up election-year battle over Social Security

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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Scorekeeping change may help GOP pass tax reform

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House have changed the rules on budget scorekeeping and Democrats are unhappy with the new math.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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Bitterly cold air stretches from Dakotas to Alabama

Frigid air is blowing across the United States, dropping temperatures in many areas into the single digits and leading weather monitors to issue wind chill advisories and politicians to plead with residents to check on their neighbors.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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Tail of crashed AirAsia plane discovered in Java Sea

 

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, an important finding because the jet's all-important black boxes are located in that part of the aircraft.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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Snow expected from Midwest to Northeast, then bitter cold

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter weather system expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some places has begun its trek east, with a separate blast of arctic air right on its heels.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015

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SpaceX calls off launch to space station at last minute

 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX called off its planned flight to the International Space Station on Tuesday because of rocket trouble.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015

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Son arrested on murder charge in hedge fund founder shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — A man shot his hedge fund founder father to death inside his apartment near the United Nations headquarters after they argued over the son's allowance, police said Monday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015

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Strong currents slow search for AirAsia wreckage

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Strong currents forced Indonesia to expand the search area for the crashed AirAsia plane Tuesday, as rough seas and bad weather pushed debris and made it difficult to reach suspected chunks of the fuselage on the ocean floor.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015

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