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Homeland Secretary: US to roll out new terror alert system

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Homeland Security Department is announcing a new terror alert system. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (JAY) Johnson says details about the new system…

Postal workers’ union endorses Bernie Sanders for president

By KEN THOMAS Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders secured the endorsement of the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union on Thursday, marking the largest labor union to back his…

Sugar program draws Cruz’s ire, remains popular in Congress

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he wants to do away with government support for the sugar industry — a veiled dig at…

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Army captain

By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that a young Army captain who is the newest Medal of Honor recipient had the instincts and the courage…

Fast-moving system sprinkles snow on Rockies, menaces Plains

(DENVER, AP) — A strong storm system dropping light snow on Denver was making travel hazardous as it headed east Wednesday morning, menacing the Plains with heavy snow and threatening…

Senate blocks legislation to undercut EPA clean water rules

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Democrats have blocked a Senate bill that would have forced the Obama administration to withdraw new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries…

Half of black millennials know victim of police violence

By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone…

A 5-state look at officer decertification for sex incidents

By NOMAAN MERCHANT and REESE DUNKLIN Associated Press An Associated Press investigation into sexual misconduct by law enforcement officers in the U.S. identified some 1,000 in six years who lost…

Broken system lets problem officers jump from job to job

By NOMAAN MERCHANT and MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press Law enforcement officers accused of sexual misconduct have jumped from job to job — and at times faced fresh allegations that include…

Obama welcomes budget and debt deal to keep government open

By ANDREW TAYLOR and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama said he’s eager to sign the two-year budget deal passed by the Senate in the pre-dawn hours…