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US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an Ebola outbreak. The deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this year in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the purpose of the travel warning […]

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Yosemite wildfire weakened, evacuations to end

Yosemite wildfire weakened, evacuations to end

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – Residents in California’s Foresta community near Yosemite National Park will be allowed to return home this afternoon, now that firefighters are making progress battling a more than 6-square-mile wildfire. The blaze is now 58 percent contained, up from 34 percent contained early Thursday. There are still worries that the […]

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Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem

Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business. Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 3,300 FXDL Dyna Low Rider bikes because engine vibration can turn the switches from “run” to “accessory.” The recall covers motorcycles from the 2014 1/2 model year. If the […]

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House GOP weighs new border bill to break logjam

House GOP weighs new border bill to break logjam

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans are considering a new border security bill that would add more money for the National Guard as leaders frantically try to win over reluctant conservatives. The GOP leadership is presenting the revised bill to rank-and-file lawmakers Friday morning. Leaders were forced to scrap a scheduled vote on Thursday. The House […]

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US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Big discounts are putting some sizzle in summer auto sales. General Motors, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all reported big gains as the major automakers reported July sales Friday. Industry sales were expected to rise 5 percent to 1.4 million, according to J.D. Power and Associates. That would make it the best July […]

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Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June

Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. construction spending fell in June by the largest amount in more than three years as housing, non-residential construction and government spending all weakened. The Commerce Department says construction spending dropped 1.8 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising by a revised 0.8 percent in May. It was the […]

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US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June

US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year. The Commerce Department says consumer spending increased 0.4 percent in June following slower increases of 0.3 percent in May and 0.1 percent in April. It was […]

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US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers extended this year’s hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old economic recovery. The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent from 6.1 percent as […]

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Fire eases as it approaches Yosemite sequoias

Fire eases as it approaches Yosemite sequoias

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – Yosemite National Park officials say the section of a wildfire burning two miles from a grove of treasured giant sequoia groves has died down, though it is closer to the grove than initially estimated. Park spokeswoman Kari Cobb said Thursday the fire is near Merced Grove, which has about […]

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CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – CIA Director John Brennan is apologizing to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year. Agency spokesman Dean Boyd said in an email to The Associated Press that Brennan has convened an accountability board that will investigate […]

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