By Ed Sykes | 08/21/14 12:44 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Mo. Wednesday and it seems, at least for now, days of violence and protest have paused.
By Ashe Schow | 08/21/14 12:27 PM
An editorial in the Las Vegas Review-Journal discusses the issues caused by Congress' new campus sexual assault bills, saying the main bill -- the Campus Safety and Accountability Act -- "turns the Bill of Rights upside down."
08/21/14 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam. The Islamic State group had gained control of large swaths of...
08/21/14 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate.
08/21/14 10:00 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court rejects appeal by losing presidential candidate over alleged poll fraud.
08/21/14 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week's figures were revised up...
08/21/14 09:45 AM
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears Holdings Inc. recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping. The company, which operates Sears and Kmart, said it plans to do more...
08/21/14 08:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment aid fall by 14K to 298K, another sign of improving job market.
08/21/14 08:31 AM
IZVARYNE, Ukraine (AP) — CORRECTS: AP Journalist: 2 Red Cross jeeps cross into eastern Ukraine from Russia.
08/21/14 12:00 AM
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta-appointed legislature nominates country's army ruler as next prime minister.
08/20/14 08:45 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. The General Assembly on Wednesday approved legislation addressing the...
08/20/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday. One of the officials, who...
08/20/14 07:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Proponents of term limits for Illinois lawmakers were preparing a last-minute appeal to the state Supreme Court after an appeals court ruled Wednesday that a measure asking voters to approve such a measure could not appear on the November ballot. Mark Campbell, director...
08/20/14 06:30 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fourteen former federal police officers have gone on trial on charges of using excessive force in a 2012 shooting attack that wounded two CIA agents, Mexico's national security commissioner said Wednesday. Monte Alejandro Rubido said there was no evidence the police officers...
08/20/14 06:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials: Special forces sent to Syria to rescue US hostages this summer but didn't find any.
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