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  • U.S. construction spending rises to highest level in 8 years

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending jumped in October, fueled by solid gains in home building and the largest increase in federal construction in ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • GM, Fiat Chrysler sales up in November, but Ford was flat

    DETROIT – November used to be a slow month for U.S. car sales. Not anymore.Black Friday promotions — ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 8:55 am
  • From Homeland to hair: Hillary Clinton's emails peek into the personal

    WASHINGTON – The latest release of Hillary Clinton's private emails show her, as secretary of state, dealing with the complicated politics of the Arab ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 8:35 am
  • Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding

    PARIS – Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaratio ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad's future

    PARIS – President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to lea ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster

    NEW YORK – Shoppers traded bricks for clicks on Monday, flocking online to snap up "Cyber Monday" deals on everything from cashmere sweaters to Star W ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 1:20 am
  • Beijing air pollution reaches hazardous levels

    BEIJING – Schools in Beijing were ordered to keep students indoors Tuesday after record-breaking air pollution in the Chinese capital soared to up to ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 1:13 am
  • Turkey won’t apologize to Russia over downing warplane

    Turkey won’t apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, the Turkish prime minister said Monday, stressing that the militar ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 1:12 am
  • '12 Days of Christmas' items top $34K, up 0.6 percent

    PITTSBURGH – Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover!The cost of 10 lords a-leaping incr ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 1:09 am
  • World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating

    LE BOURGET, France –With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two wee ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 1:08 am
  • Prosecutors charge 4 in shooting of Minneapolis protesters

    MINNEAPOLIS – Four men were charged Monday in last week's shooting of demonstrators protesting the killing of a black man by Minneapolis police, while ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Santa obliges dad of sleeping boy with snoozing photo

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – When Donnie Walters took son Zeke to have his picture taken with Santa Claus, the 6-month-old boy couldn't stay awake while they wa ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Marco Rubio: Radical jihadists using refugee crisis as cover

    LACONIA, N.H. – Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that radical jihadists are using the Syrian refugee crisis as cover to send terrorists to the West and th ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • New York City's novel salt warning rule set to take effect at chains

    NEW YORK – New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings this week, when chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol on hig ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Pope urges peace while visiting Central African Republic mosque

    BANGUI, Central African Republic – Pope Francis made a historic visit to the last remaining Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic's capital ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:42 am
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