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  • U.S. retail sales tick up 0.2 percent in June

    WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales increased slightly in June, evidence that consumers remain cautious despite steady job gains this year.
    July 15, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • U.S. companies look overseas for tax bill relief

    A growing number of U.S. companies are looking to trim their tax bills by combining operations with foreign businesses in a trend that may eventually ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Pakistani teen seeks release of Nigerian girls

    ABUJA, Nigeria – The Pakistani teen who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 marked her 17th birthday Monday with a visit to Nigeria and u ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Sidewalk memorial honors New Jersey cop killer

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – A day after a rookie police officer was gunned down in an ambush, mourners came to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial with ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas

    JERUSALEM – Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has lef ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Lightning survivor has no memory of deadly strike

    DENVER – Justin Teilhet doesn’t remember hearing a boom or feeling a sting, just waking up numb on the treeless tundra high in Rocky Mountain National ...
    July 14, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

    WASHINGTON – Citigroup agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a ...
    July 14, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Ukraine: Military plane shot down by rocket

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down Monday along the country's eastern border with Russia but all eight people abo ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Mayor lashes out over memorial for cop-killer

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The mayor lashed out Monday at residents for memorializing a man who killed a police officer over the weekend.
    July 14, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Facing deadline, US and Iran press nuclear talks

    VIENNA — The U.S. and top Iranian diplomats searched Monday for a breakthrough in nuclear talks, their efforts complicated by crises across the Middle ...
    July 14, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Britons, Romanians evacuated from Gaza

    LONDON — Britain, Romania and Sweden on Monday announced dozens of evacuations from Gaza amid violence in the region.
    July 14, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • Heavy fighting rages over town north of Baghdad

    BAGHDAD — Government forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters battled to dislodge militants from a small town north of Baghdad on Monday, while two car ...
    July 14, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Pakistani teen seeks release of Nigerian girls

    ABUJA, Nigeria — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012, marked her 17th birthday Monday with a vis ...
    July 14, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Hot, dry weather encouraging western wildfires

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Southern Oregon wildfire that destroyed six homes and 14 other buildings spread during the cooler overnight hours Monday as cr ...
    July 14, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • Church of England votes in favor of women bishops

    LONDON — The Church of England voted Monday to allow women to enter its top ranks as bishops after years of bitter debates which at times threatened t ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:57 am
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