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  • U.S. jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 8:58 am
  • Asian stocks sag as US growth jitters mount

    TOKYO – Asian stock markets sank Thursday after a torrid session on Wall Street triggered by jitters the recovery in the world's No. 1 economy is weak ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Hong Kong police hold back from removing barriers

    HONG KONG – Police briefly scuffled with protesters camped out in Hong Kong's streets early Thursday, but held back from dismantling barricades erecte ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Kurds hold their own against militants in Syria

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey – Intensified U.S.-led airstrikes and a determined Kurdish military force on the ground appear to have had some success in halting ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Ebola-infected nurse's actions raising alarm

    DALLAS – The Ebola crisis in the U.S. took another alarming turn Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • U.S. budget deficit drops to $483 billion, lowest since 2008

    WASHINGTON – The deficit for the just completed 2014 budget year was $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama's six years in office, the gov ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Secret space plane is a craft of much mystery

    LOS ANGELES – What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B?
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Fear rises in stock market as Dow drops 400 points

    Fear is spreading in the stock market.A monthlong drop in U.S. stocks intensified in afternoon tradi ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Court tosses Arizona's voter-approved no-bail law for immigrants

    PHOENIX – An appeals court on Wednesday struck down a voter-approved Arizona law that denies bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and h ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • Gay marriage hits conservative stronghold Idaho

    BOISE, Idaho – Gay marriage arrived in one of the most conservative states in the nation Wednesday as more than 100 same-sex couples gathered early at ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:27 pm
  • Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama abruptly canceled a planned campaign trip Wednesday and planned to convene his Cabinet at the White House instead, ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • 2nd Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

    DALLAS – Fears of the Ebola virus deepened Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and flew across the Midwes ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • U.S. retail sales fell in September on autos and gas

    WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains hav ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Measuring MLK's peace prophecy, 50 years later

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to much more than achieving racial equality. That goal, he said again and again, was inseparable fr ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Turkish strikes on Kurds complicate anti-IS fight

    WASHINGTON – In a fresh test for U.S. coalition-building efforts, Turkey is launching airstrikes against Kurdish rebels inside its borders this week d ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:40 pm
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