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  • U.S. construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • U.S. eating habits improve a bit – except among poor

    CHICAGO – Americans' eating habits have improved – except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among weal ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Pakistan’s premier challenged by raging anti-gov’t protests

    ISLAMABAD – Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan’s prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-governmen ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Parents of ill boy fight extradition from Spain

    LONDON – The parents say they want to give their 5-year-old boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they lea ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

    BAGHDAD – Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and com ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Three Americans detained in N. Korea call for U.S. help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea gave foreign media access Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their famili ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    MOSCOW – Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autono ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Obama: ‘Revving’ economy calls for higher wages

    MILWAUKEE – President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” p ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Study: Action-packed television shows may make you snack more

    CHICAGO – Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced televisio ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

    GENEVA – The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes ag ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

    BRUSSELS – NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies i ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • Few women in 'industry that time forgot'; construction recruiting efforts rise

    NEW YORK – Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Islamist militia now guards U.S. Embassy in Libya

    TRIPOLI, Libya – An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Sh ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against wha ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm
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