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Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

Apr 24 2015 - 12:05am || Comments

WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation’s first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end.

  • | Posted: Dec 20 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader and pledged the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hack attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government.

  • | Posted: Dec 20 2014 - 1:00am

    NEW YORK — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.

  • | Posted: Dec 20 2014 - 1:00am

    NEW YORK — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.

  • | Posted: Dec 19 2014 - 1:01am

    ATLANTA — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

  • | Posted: Dec 19 2014 - 1:01am

    ATLANTA — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

  • | Posted: Dec 19 2014 - 1:00am

    BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

  • | Posted: Dec 19 2014 - 1:00am

    BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

  • | Posted: Dec 18 2014 - 1:01am

    US-Cuba thaw could benefit several sectors

  • | Posted: Dec 18 2014 - 1:01am

    US-Cuba thaw could benefit several sectors

  • | Posted: Dec 16 2014 - 1:01am

    WASHINGTON — Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law is off to a stronger start this year. But it’s not perfect, and Americans remain skeptical that the government’s newest social program is right for the country.

  • | Posted: Dec 16 2014 - 1:01am

    WASHINGTON — Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law is off to a stronger start this year. But it’s not perfect, and Americans remain skeptical that the government’s newest social program is right for the country.

  • | Posted: Dec 15 2014 - 1:00am

    NEW YORK — A rout in oil prices shook financial markets Friday, pushing stocks to their worst weekly loss in two and a half years.

  • | Posted: Dec 15 2014 - 1:00am

    NEW YORK — A rout in oil prices shook financial markets Friday, pushing stocks to their worst weekly loss in two and a half years.

  • Posted: Dec 12 2014 - 1:01am

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A sport utility vehicle went airborne and sailed through the roof of a home in California’s San Diego County, but the residents inside weren’t hurt.

  • Posted: Dec 12 2014 - 1:01am

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A sport utility vehicle went airborne and sailed through the roof of a home in California’s San Diego County, but the residents inside weren’t hurt.