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  • Mitsubishi Motors to end U.S. production

    NORMAL – Mitsubishi Motors confirmed Friday that it plans to stop production at its only U.S. factory and sell the plant in central Illinois that has ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Donald Trump loved and hated by Hispanics in border city

    LAREDO, Texas – There was an audible gasp from the gathered crowd as Donald Trump's 757 lifted off the tarmac.
    July 24, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • WWE cuts ties with Hulk Hogan amid report that he used slurs

    STAMFORD, Conn. – World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hulk Hogan.The company de ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • U.S. new-home sales hit June slump

    WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans bought new homes in June, a possible sign that the real estate market is cooling down after months of hot sales.
    July 24, 2015 - 9:40 am
  • Senate GOP setting up 'Obamacare' vote on highway bill

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republican leaders will use a must-pass highway bill to start another fight over the president's health care law.
    July 24, 2015 - 8:59 am
  • Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant

    NEW YORK – Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about ...
    July 24, 2015 - 8:39 am
  • John Kerry calls talk of better Iran deal a 'fantasy'

    WASHINGTON – Countering Republican criticism, Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday it is “fantasy plain and simple” to claim that President ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Prosecutor: Autopsy of woman who died in jail revealed no evidence of homicide

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas – The autopsy of a black woman who was found dead in a Texas jail revealed no injuries that would suggest she was killed by someone e ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • European Union opens antitrust case against 6 major U.S. movie studios

    BRUSSELS – The European Union on Thursday launched an antitrust case against six major U.S. movie studios and British satellite broadcaster Sky UK, in ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Police: 3 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman

    LAFAYETTE, La. – A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Louisiana on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring at least seven others befor ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Exercise good for brain, even for those with Alzheimer's

    WASHINGTON – Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory st ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Donald Trump visits Mexico border, claims Hispanics love him

    LAREDO, Texas – Ever sure of himself, Donald Trump paid a whirlwind visit to the Mexico border Thursday and predicted Hispanics would love him – “they ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Scientists have identified a “close cousin” to Earth that’s orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life.
    July 23, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Q&A: A look at the death of Sandra Bland in Texas jail

    DALLAS – Recently released dashboard-camera video and booking records have answered some questions in the case of a Chicago-area woman who died in a T ...
    July 23, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid plummet to 42-year low

    WASHINGTON – Six years after a brutal recession that wiped out more than 8.5 million jobs, Americans are now enjoying a nearly unprecedented level of ...
    July 23, 2015 - 10:28 am
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