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Drones on patrol along border with Mexico

Drones on patrol along border with Mexico

The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground…

Uncle Sam says cheap gas will stick around

Uncle Sam says cheap gas will stick around

Those low gas prices on station signs aren’t going away soon, the government says. In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price…

Iraqi Shiite militias showcase their own brutality

Iraqi Shiite militias showcase their own brutality

The vengeance that Iraq’s Shiite militias mete out as they fight the Islamic State group can be just as brutal as that of their sworn sectarian enemies. In a grisly…

Cashing in on a woman’s desire for a bigger butt

Cashing in on a woman’s desire for a bigger butt

Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity. And padded panties that give the appearance of…

Thaw in relations with North Korea? Maybe, maybe not

Thaw in relations with North Korea? Maybe, maybe not

President Barack Obama is tempering expectations for a thaw in relations between the United States and North Korea, saying the secret talks to free two American prisoners were not the…

A last chance at a deal to curb Iran’s nuke program?

A last chance at a deal to curb Iran’s nuke program?

The Obama administration is facing its last best chance to curb Iran’s nuclear program — not just to meet an end-of-the-month deadline for a deal, but also to seal one…

Detroit looking to recover, regain respect

Detroit looking to recover, regain respect

  The largest U.S. city to endure bankruptcy has exited insolvency $7 billion lighter in debt, but the effects of civic neglect linger for many in Detroit who still fall…

Compromise? We don’t need no stinkin’ compromise

Compromise? We don’t need no stinkin’ compromise

Republican leaders and President Barack Obama say the message of the midterm elections is clear: Voters want them to work together. But on what? The two parties’ voters, like their…

Disaster victims told to repay aid from FEMA

Disaster victims told to repay aid from FEMA

The residents of Belle Harbor Manor spent four miserable months in emergency shelters after Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters surged through their assisted-living center on New York City’s Rockaway peninsula. Now, the…

Where there’s smoke, there’s ire over tobacco ban

Where there’s smoke, there’s ire over tobacco ban

The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent’s Country Store in Westminster, but maybe not for…