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US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August

Consumer Spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year. Consumer

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Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that “it is time to set a new agenda” between their countries,


National

Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face


National

Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the


National

White House intruder got far past front door

WASHINGTON (AP) — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican


National

Obama hosts India's Modi for White House visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once shunned by the United States, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of enthusiasm and popular support Monday to the White House,


National

10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. HONG KONG POLITICAL PROTESTS SPREAD Pro-democracy


Health , National

VIDEO: Thousand Nurses Protest with an Ebola Die-in

U.S. hospitals aren't ready for an Ebola outbreak, according to nurses who staged a "die-in" Wednesday outside a Las Vegas Strip resort where they were holding a


National

Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner

WASHINGTON (AP) — By President Barack Obama’s own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing


National

Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of


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