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  • Apartment construction drives U.S. homebuilding surge in June

    WASHINGTON – U.S. builders broke ground on apartment complexes last month at the fastest pace in nearly 28 years, as developers anticipate that recent ...
    July 17, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Australia memorializes victims of Malaysian plane shot down

    SYDNEY – Tearful relatives of several Australians who were flying on the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine a year ago gathere ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Jury quickly convicts Colorado theater shooter of murder

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight B ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • 4 Marines and gunman die in attack on 2 military sites

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Th ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • 'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 24 Emmy Award nominations

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The elaborate fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" received a leading 24 Emmy Awards nominations Thursday, its stature apparently u ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to low level of 281,000

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week as employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs.
    July 16, 2015 - 9:36 am
  • Wisconsin court ends probe of presidential hopeful Scott Walker

    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ended a secret investigation into whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally co ...
    July 16, 2015 - 8:52 am
  • George HW Bush, 91, falls at Maine home, breaks bone in neck

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – George H.W. Bush, the oldest living former U.S. president, fell at his summer home on Wednesday and broke a bone in his neck bu ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Probe: Bogus enrollees kept getting ‘Obamacare’

    WASHINGTON – Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama’s health care law got automatically re-enrolled for ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Obama challenges critics of Iran deal

    WASHINGTON – Vigorously challenging his critics, President Barack Obama launched an aggressive and detailed defense of a landmark Iranian nuclear acco ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • ‘Blowing my mind’: Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Mankind’s first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint Wednesday: The pictures showed ice mountains on Pluto about as high a ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Janet Yellen defends Fed policies from critical House lawmakers

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday she is encouraged by signs that the economy is reviving after a brutal winter. And if t ...
    July 15, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • U.S. factory output flat for 2nd straight month

    WASHINGTON – U.S. factory production was unchanged for a second straight month in June as a sharp drop in auto manufacturing was offset by greater out ...
    July 15, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • 'I'm really rich': Donald Trump campaign to reveal wealth details

    WASHINGTON – As other presidential candidates fight to raise money, Donald Trump is reminding everyone he's already got a lot of it.
    July 15, 2015 - 8:21 am
  • Greece pledges to get rid of tax evasion as a way of life

    ATHENS, Greece – Dimitris Bokas keeps meticulous records of the bathroom fixtures he sells from his small shop in the quiet middle-class residential n ...
    July 14, 2015 - 10:28 pm
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