Friday, August 29, 2014
  • US economy grew at 4.2 pct. rate in Q2
    Friday, August 29, 2014 12:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated. 
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 12:00 AM

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had “outright lied” about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. 
  • Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?
    Friday, August 29, 2014 12:00 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. 
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 12:00 AM

    GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. 
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 12:00 AM

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside. 
  • Cold cash keeps washing in from ALS challenge
    Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:01 AM

    In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter’s call for comment, the group’s ubiquitous “ice bucket challenge” had brought in a few million more dollars. 
  • Insurers discourage sick from enrolling
    Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 AM

    Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest — and costliest — patients from enrolling. 
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into the U.S. illegally in 2005 after fleeing her husband. 
  • Fed prosecutions not easy in police shootings
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. 
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix. 

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