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Unemployment stays low in US states with nomination fights
Issued: August 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 24 U.S. states last month, including some of those with early presidential nominating contests. ...
Lawyers: US-born kids harmed by denial of birth certificates
Issued: August 21, 2015
SAN ANTONIO — Lawyers asked a judge to intervene on the behalf of immigrant families who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children...
US stocks tumble on global slowdown fears
Issued: August 21, 2015
NEW YORK — Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest drop in...
Attorneys argue powers during hearing on federal water rule
Issued: August 21, 2015
FARGO, N.D. — Attorneys argued over state and federal powers for more than four hours Friday on an effort by 13 states to block a new rule that gives...
Newcomer to Koch scene, Bush competes with tea party class
Issued: August 21, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Casting himself as a tax-cutting, passionate government reformer, Jeb Bush drew merely polite applause Friday from thousands of the...
10 years after Katrina, 'New' New Orleans leaves many behind
Issued: August 21, 2015
NEW ORLEANS — Talking about New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina, people here often reach for the Biblical, describing an economic and...
Cancer forces Jimmy Carter to slow down but not stop work
Issued: August 21, 2015
ATLANTA -- Cancer in his brain is forcing Jimmy Carter to slow down, but the 90-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is insisting on keeping up with some...
White House: No. 2 IS leader killed in US military strike
Issued: August 21, 2015
OAK BLUFFS, Mass. — The Obama administration says the No. 2 leader of the Islamic State militant group is dead, killed in a U.S. military air strike...
Barrel of US crude drops below $40
Issued: August 21, 2015
NEW YORK — A barrel of U.S. crude oil fell below $40 per barrel for the first time since the end of the global economic crisis. ...
Poll: No lag on tech use by black, Hispanic millennials
Issued: August 21, 2015
WASHINGTON -- A new poll finds African-American and Hispanic millennials are just as technologically connected and likely to get news through social...
Appeals court reinstates wage rules for home care workers
Issued: August 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday revived Obama administration regulations that guarantee overtime and minimum wage protection to nearly...
1st US tar sands mine set to open for business in Utah
Issued: August 21, 2015
BOOK CLIFFS, Utah — On a remote Utah ridge covered in sagebrush, pines and wild grasses, a Canadian company is about to embark on something never...
Federal workers with sensitive jobs used cheating website
Issued: August 21, 2015
WASHINGTON -- U.S. government employees with sensitive jobs in national security or law enforcement were among hundreds of federal workers found to be...
US safety agency probes Honda Accord air bag failures
Issued: August 21, 2015
DETROIT -- U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating reports that air bags on some older Honda Accords may not inflate in a crash. ...
Dow drops 358 points after China fears spur global sell-off
Issued: August 20, 2015
NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market endured its worst performance in 18 months on Thursday, driven lower by another slump in Chinese shares and heavy...
Army pilot, military cop are 1st women to pass Ranger School
Issued: August 20, 2015
FORT BENNING, Ga. — One of the first women to graduate from the Army's notoriously grueling Ranger School says she hopes her success will go...
BP settlement money flows to governments in far-flung places
Issued: August 20, 2015
BATON ROUGE, La. — Clusters of landlocked municipalities more than 100 miles from the Gulf Coast have secured millions of dollars in BP money through...
Regulators sue 2 companies making loans against pensions
Issued: August 20, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Federal and New York regulators have sued two companies that make loans against retirees' pensions, saying they deceived consumers...
Study sees dying wildlife, bigger fires if drought lasts
Issued: August 20, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — The carcasses of salmon, trout and more than a dozen other newly extinct native species lie in dry streambeds around California. ...
Court says minimum wage increase applies to airport workers
Issued: August 20, 2015
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a first-in-the nation initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in...
Flamboyant Trump evolved into cautious businessman
Issued: August 20, 2015
NEW YORK — Donald Trump sells himself as a bold empire-builder, the kind of businessman who could force through big changes in Washington as...
Ex-red light camera CEO pleads guilty to bribery in Chicago
Issued: August 20, 2015
CHICAGO — A former CEO of an Arizona-based red-light camera firm has pleaded guilty to using bribery to help her company land lucrative contracts with...
Report on Iran side deal angers GOP; House Dems claim votes
Issued: August 20, 2015
WASHINGTON — Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's nuclear deal is flaring over revelations of a secret side agreement between Iran...
Carter 'at ease' and ready for radiation treatment on cancer
Issued: August 20, 2015
ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer showed up in four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin...
Measure of US economy's future health slips in July
Issued: August 20, 2015
WASHINGTON -- An index designed to predict the future health of the U.S. economy declined slightly in July yet still pointed to modest growth in the...


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