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  • McDonald's sales hit by China scandal, U.S. weakness

    NEW YORK – McDonald's says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scare in ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain – not destroy – the Islamic militant group that now c ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • U.S. bombs militants in Iraq as crisis worsens

    IRBIL, Iraq – The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitari ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

    WASHINGTON – Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, le ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Lack of experience fuels West Africa Ebola crisis

    KAMPALA, Uganda – When Ebola hit Uganda two years ago — the third outbreak in a dozen years — the president quickly went on TV and urged Ugandans to a ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Iraq welcomes U.S. aid to stranded civilians

    IRBIL, Iraq – Iraqis on Friday welcomed the U.S. airlift of emergency aid to thousands of people who fled to the mountains to escape Islamic extremist ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

    General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fi ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • U.S. airdrops supplies to thousands besieged in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – The U.S. military dropped humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities besieged by militants and desperately in need ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • CDC director: Scale of Ebola crisis is unprecedented

    WASHINGTON – The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, the h ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Hawaii braces for Hurricanes Iselle, Julio

    HONOLULU – Barely holding on to hurricane strength, Iselle’s outer edges brought rain and wind to Hawaii on Thursday as it approached landfall, poised ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Boost for vets’ health: Obama signs new law

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. – Tens of thousands of military veterans who have been enduring long waits for medical care should be able to turn to private doctor ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Kerry urges Afghan candidates to end dispute

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan’s two feuding presidential candidates to end their d ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Russia retaliates on West's sanctions over Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine by banning most food imports from the West, dealing a blow to Europe that ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Flow of child immigrants slows along Texas border

    McALLEN, Texas – Far fewer unaccompanied immigrant children are crossing the Texas-Mexico border, allowing the federal government to close the tempora ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:33 pm
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