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  • U.S. construction spending hit 8-year-high in 2015

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending rebounded slightly in December, helping push total spending for 2015 to the highest level in eight years.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Among GOP rivals to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio has most cash

    WASHINGTON – Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional support ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Watching Monday: What to look for in the 2016 Iowa caucuses

    WASHINGTON – The Iowa caucuses are finally here. A few things to watch for on Monday as the nation gets its first glimpse of where the 2016 candidates ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:50 am
  • Airlines restore tiny perks, like pretzels, to pacify fliers in coach

    NEW YORK – After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:48 am
  • Federal coal sales moratorium shakes industry stronghold

    GILLETTE, Wyo. – Like a trusty pickup truck, Gillette has bounced through tough times before and pulled through, thanks to coal.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:46 am
  • U.S. consumer spending flat, savings rate at 3-year high

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers kept their spending flat in December and instead boosted their savings rate to the highest level in three years.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:25 am
  • Turnout is name of the game in Monday's Iowa caucuses

    MANCHESTER, Iowa – In a final frenzy to inspire supporters to turn out for Monday's Iowa caucuses, the presidential contenders scrambled to close the ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:51 am
  • 'Spotlight' wins best ensemble at not-so-white SAG Awards

    The Screen Actors Guild Awards were not so white.While the Academy Awards remain enveloped in a cris ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Water crisis spurs calls to change Michigan open-records law

    LANSING, Mich. – Under fire for his administration's role in Flint's lead-tainted water emergency, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder did something that would ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Turkey issues warning to Russia, claiming airspace violation

    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Moscow on Saturday that it would be forced to "endure the consequences" if its jets con ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • At least 37 migrants drown trying to reach Greece

    ANKARA, Turkey – A boat carrying Syrians attempting the short sea journey from Turkey to Greece struck rocks and capsized at dawn on Saturday, causing ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

    SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intoler ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Obama to meet with Muslims on 1st visit to U.S. mosque

    WASHINGTON – In a public show of support, President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members Wednesday in Baltimore on his first president ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • 1M-plus face loss of food aid over work requirements

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could lose their government food stamps soon if they fail to meet work req ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Tip about van led to arrest of escapees in San Francisco

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – After a week with SWAT raids and a gang dragnet, it was an observant citizen who led police to the two remaining violent fugitives ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:50 pm
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