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  • US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That's the lowest reading since February 2006,...

  • Applications for US jobless benefits dip to 284,000; lowest level since February 2006

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US jobless benefits dip to 284,000; lowest level since February 2006.

  • 3M 2Q profit rises 6 percent

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 3M's second-quarter profit jumped 6 percent as sales surged across all its businesses. The maker of Post-it notes, industrial coatings and ceramics posted net income of $1.27 billion, or $1.91 per share, in the quarter ending June 30, compared with $1.2 billion, or...

  • US stocks open higher as investors gauge earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as several big companies across industries report second-quarter earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average rose two points, or 0.02 percent, to 17,089 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index also...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. OBAMA President wraps up West Coast fundraising trip, devoting part of day to promoting economic agenda at Los Angeles technical college. 2. DROUGHT Poll: Slim majority of...

  • European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

    BERLIN (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Lufthansa and Air Berlin extended their cancelations through Thursday and Air France said it was suspending its...

  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel.

  • Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. Unspecified glitches in the department's Consular...

  • Police confirm dead man was suspect in 3 shootings

    MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A man found dead in thick brush near a rural Riverside County home probably was wounded by a sheriff's deputy in a confrontation after killing two other people, authorities said Wednesday. A police dog sniffed out the body before dawn Wednesday in Moreno Valley....

  • Casualty numbers raise questions about Gaza war

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people. One of those wounded by shrapnel...

  • Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable liquids through America's towns and cities. But many...

  • IMF sees US growth at weakest since recession

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth this year will likely be at the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended, the International Monetary Fund said, mostly because of a sharp, weather-related contraction in the first quarter. But the global lending organization said Wednesday that it...

  • Delta 2Q profit rises 17 percent

    ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings rose 17 percent, topping analysts' expectations, as passengers flew more miles at higher average fares and fuel spending declined. The results from Delta, the world's third-biggest airline company, produced a...

  • PepsiCo raises outlook, looks to new Lay's flavors

    PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo raised its forecast for the year on Wednesday and said its new Lay's potato chips — including a cappuccino variety — should help boost its profit in the months ahead. The company, which also owns Tropicana, Gatorade and Quaker, said global volume for both its...

  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near. "We certainly have made...



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Sword, No Justice

    On Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch embassy in Washington to pay his respects to the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot down over Ukraine by forces armed and backed by Vladimir...

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