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National & World Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage
Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.
National & World US eating habits improve a bit -- except among poor US eating habits improve a bit -- except among poor
Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.
National & World Obama promoting economic gains as elections near Obama promoting economic gains as elections near
Taking a bullish stand on the economy, President Barack Obama is renewing his call for an increase in the minimum wage, looking to give Democrats an issue on which to campaign going into November's midterm congressional elections.
National & World Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in Ukraine peace talks Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in Ukraine peace talks
Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
National & World US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' (Photo Gallery)
Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.
National & World House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk
Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.
National & World Mom charged in girl's death could get trust fund
A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund - even if she's convicted.
National & World Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional
Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.