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  • US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated. The upward revision supported expectations that the second half of 2014 will prove...

  • Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted...

  • US bank earnings up 5.2 pct in 2Q

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007. The data issued Wednesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed a robust picture as the banking industry...

  • Rand Paul argues U.S. actions led to rise of ISIS

    Sen. Rand Paul argued Wednesday that the U.S. is partly responsible for the rise of ISIS, an argument that is sure to roil the Republican Party's ongoing debate over foreign policy ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

  • UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan released by the U.N. health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many...

  • Missouri governor was 'uninvited' from Michael Brown's funeral

    On Sunday, Nixon's office initially said he planned to attend the service. But on Monday, Nixon's office changed course, saying he would not attend "out of respect for the family" and to give them "time to focus on remembering Michael and grieving their loss."

  • PBS slammed for promoting late term abortion in Labor Day documentary

    PBS is under fire for planning a Labor Day airing of a documentary that promotes late term abortion and was used to fight a ballot initiative to ban the procedure in New Mexico.

  • UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is preparing to meet in emergency session on the growing crisis in Ukraine. Diplomats said Thursday that the council will meet at 2 p.m. (1800 GMT) at the request of Lithuania. Alarm has grown as a top NATO official said at least 1,000 Russian...

  • UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in the Golan Heights; 81 other peacekeepers trapped

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in the Golan Heights; 81 other peacekeepers trapped.

  • UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says 43 peacekeepers have been detained by an armed group in Syria during fighting and 81 other peacekeepers are trapped. The office of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the peacekeepers were detained early Thursday on the Syrian side of the Golan...

  • Ukraine security spokesman says 2 columns of tanks from Russia have entered strategic town

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine security spokesman says 2 columns of tanks from Russia have entered strategic town.

  • GOP: Obama only interested in 'playing pool, drinking beers'

    The GOP is charging that President Obama's photo ops at blue collar bars and pool halls have done little to help the unemployment and weak economy slamming Middle America.

  • Golf is not the answer, President Obama

    There has never been such a display of presidential emptiness in American history.

  • USPS leases 10k trailers but can't track them or confirm their receipt

    U.S. Postal Service officials spent more than $39 million leasing trailers last year, but they have no way of tracking their locations or even confirming that they exist, according to a government watchdog.

  • Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 299,750,...



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