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July 7, 2017 RSS feed / News

U.S. military strike on N. Korea is unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pre-emptive military strike may be among the “pretty severe things” President Donald Trump says he is considering for North Korea, but it’s a step so fraught with risk that it ranks as among the unlikeliest options. More...

Five reasons why pay isn’t rising

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years after the Great Recession ended, the economy is steadily churning out jobs, and the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low.  Yet for most Americans, a key measure of economic health — pay growth — s More...

Pence gets insider look at Kennedy Space Center

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence got an insider’s look at Kennedy Space Center on Thursday and promised more glory days ahead for “this gateway to the stars.” Pence is heading up a newly revived National Space Council. More...

McConnell says limited bill needed if GOP health bill dies

GLASGOW, Ky. More...

Oregon approves measure requiring insurers to cover abortion costs

SALEM, Ore. More...

USDA announces income eligibility guidelines for free, reduced school meals

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk for July 2017 More...

German police clash with protesters before G-20 summit

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — German police clashed with violent protesters Thursday in Hamburg a day ahead of the Group of 20 summit, using water cannons, pepper spray and batons to disperse marchers after some attacked them with bottles and other objects More...

Hawaii prep school grad aims to avoid jail in bird killings

HONOLULU (AP) — A college student who graduated from one of Hawaii’s most prestigious high schools — former President Barack Obama’s alma mater — is hoping to avoid jail time for slaughtering vulnerable seabirds at a nat More...

Document: Venezuelan soldiers jailed amid unrest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s security forces have arrested at least 102 members of the armed forces for alleged crimes such as rebellion and abandonment of duty since a wave of protests began against President Nicolas Maduro&rsqu More...

France wants to stop sales of gas and diesel cars by 2040

PARIS (AP) — No more gasoline or diesel cars sold in France by 2040.  That’s the ambitious goal set Thursday by France’s environment minister as part of far-reaching efforts to wean the world’s No. More...

Box office’s top 20: Fireworks for ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Big Sick’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Despicable Me 3” topped the box office over the pre-Fourth of July holiday weekend with $72.4 million in grosses, but there were more fireworks lower down the charts.  More...

Wounded lawmaker undergoes surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, underwent surgery for infection and remains in serious condition in the intensive care unit at a Washington hospital, the m More...

Stocks skid amid worries about slower hiring and growth

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in more than six weeks Thursday as investors reacted to mounting evidence that hiring has slowed down. Energy and health care companies fell sharply, and so did retailers.  More...

QVC parent buying HSN as shopping shifts online

NEW YORK (AP) — QVC’s parent company is taking control of the Home Shopping Network for about $2.6 billion in stock to create what they say will be the third-largest e-commerce company in the United States.  More...

Sen. Moran gets tough health care questions in Trump country

PALCO, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Sen. More...

Painkiller maker stops sales at FDA request

The maker of painkiller Opana ER is pulling the drug off the market at the request of federal regulators because of abuse.  Endo International PLC said Thursday it will voluntarily stop selling the pills, which had been approved for use in patie More...

Ole Miss to recognize slave labor on some pre-Civil War buildings

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi will post a sign acknowledging that slaves built some structures on the main campus founded before the Civil War.  More...

Crews try to stop fire from reaching Colorado resort homes

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters were working Thursday to keep a wildfire that’s forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from spreading toward homes near Colorado’s Breckenridge Ski Resort and the nearby historic town. More...

China trade with North Korea up, but imports off

BEIJING (AP) — China’s trade with North Korea has risen despite Beijing’s promise to enforce U.N. sanctions over the North’s nuclear program, but Chinese purchases of most North Korean exports have fallen.  More...

Hobby Lobby fined $3 million for smuggling Iraq religious artifacts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi religious artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabeled for import, f More...

Mickey named Pennsylvania Sunburst Overall Queen

Haylei Lynn Mickey of Connellsville recently competed in the 2017 Sunburst Pennsylvania State Finals in Harrisburg. More...

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