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July 16, 2014 - 9:56am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives said Wednesday it will release previously restricted records from the Clinton White House on Supreme Court nominations, Osama bin Laden and Vice President Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.

About 1,000 pages of documents will be released Friday through the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., part of a months-long release of White House records. About 20,000 pages of records from Clinton's two terms have been...

July 16, 2014 - 9:55am
1 week 2 days ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bomb technicians were working Wednesday to neutralize a suspicious device found in a park near one of Louisiana's largest universities while authorities investigated a second suspicious package in a nearby parking garage.

Residents near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette were warned that they might hear a controlled explosion as technicians worked to make the device in the park safe, according to a Louisiana State Police news release. Authorities...

July 16, 2014 - 9:43am
1 week 1 day ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story July 16 about pet suites being offered in some of its new homes, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of home communities being built by Standard Pacific Homes. It is 190, not 27. The story also reported erroneously the starting price of the homes. They start at $1.3 million, not $710,000.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders


July 16, 2014 - 9:43am
1 week 2 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The FDNY calendar has a new look.

For the first time, a female firefighter appears in the famed charity calendar of hard bodies.

Danae Mines (duh-NAY'-uh MYNZ) of Engine Co. 6 in the South Bronx is Miss March. She signed calendars in Times Square on Tuesday.

The 11-year veteran booked the part after attending an open call for firefighters last year. She says she was discouraged from trying out at first because of...

July 16, 2014 - 9:37am
1 week 2 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher following strong earnings results from big U.S. companies.

Time Warner soared 15 percent on news that Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox had made a bid for the media giant.

Intel jumped 5 percent after reporting a surge in earnings as companies spent more on replacing PCs.

Investors are keeping an eye on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who is testifying to Congress for a second...

July 16, 2014 - 9:32am
1 week 2 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Rupert Murdoch's $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn't mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon.

The cash-and-stock bid by Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. was partly meant to counter consolidation among TV distributors like Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV.

The more must-have channels like HBO and Fox News Channel are...

July 16, 2014 - 9:23am
1 week 2 days ago

Major stock indexes rebounded Wednesday, finishing higher for the third time in four days and lifting the Dow Jones industrial average to its second record close this month.

Investors had lots of market-moving news to consider, including encouraging corporate earnings from Intel, a higher profit forecast from hospital operator HCA Holdings and a pickup in U.S. homebuilders' confidence.

Trading appeared to get the biggest jolt from the latest batch of...

July 16, 2014 - 9:22am
1 week 2 days ago

SEATTLE (AP) — A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.

The man and his mother got out of the house, and no injuries were reported in the fire that broke out in the West Seattle home Tuesday night, said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department.

Moore said the man used the...

July 16, 2014 - 9:21am
1 week 2 days ago

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick woman has been charged with leaving her children in a car in a supermarket parking lot on a day when temperatures exceeded 90 degrees.

Court documents allege 42-year-old Fatimate Diallo left her four children, ages 12, 9, 3 and 2, alone in the car just before 4:30 p.m. on July 7. Diallo was charged Friday with two counts of leaving children under the age of 8 in an unattended vehicle while she was out of sight.


July 16, 2014 - 9:21am
1 week 2 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output increased for the fifth straight month in June as manufacturers cranked out more aircraft, chemicals and furniture. The modest gain underscored manufacturing's role in helping return the economy to growth after a grim first quarter.

Factory production rose 0.1 percent last month, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday, down from a gain of 0.4 percent in the previous month. May's data was revised slightly lower, but April's reading was...

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