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February 5, 2016 - 9:41am
1 day 18 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market opened slightly lower after the government reported only modest job growth last month.

The Dow Jones industrial average edged down 54 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,359 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 12 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,902. The Nasdaq composite gave up 36 points, or 0.8 percent, to 4,472.

Several stocks were moving on earnings news....

February 5, 2016 - 9:33am
1 day 11 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on two NYPD officers shot and wounded while patrolling stairwell of a public housing project (all times local):

4:25 p.m.

One of the officers shot while patrolling a New York public housing complex has been released from the hospital.

Officer Patrick Espeut was struck in the cheek. He left the hospital Friday afternoon to cheers from fellow officers.

Police say three officers...

February 5, 2016 - 9:25am
1 day 5 hours ago

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm that dropped more than a foot of snow on some areas of the Northeast (all times local):

8:05 p.m.

Family members say a 6-year-old girl who was hit by a falling tree limb that fell in her backyard during the snowstorm has died.

Kaleigh Kenyon was pinned under the large limb Friday afternoon at her home in Canton, about 15 miles south of Boston. Police say she had been freed by the time...

February 5, 2016 - 9:25am
1 day 15 hours ago

Law enforcement officers have linked Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Nicole Harper to a spree of abductions and robberies in Missouri, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. A timeline of the crimes, from interviews with law enforcement by The Associated Press and its member news organizations and statements by local police and the U.S. Marshals Service:

JAN. 22:

The couple is suspected of stealing guns from a house in their hometown, Joplin in southwest...

February 5, 2016 - 9:21am
1 day 14 hours ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state judge has ruled against an effort by preservationists to stop the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

On Friday, Civil District Court Judge Piper D. Griffin said the city did not act improperly in deciding to take down four monuments tied to Confederate history, including a towering column and statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Griffin denied a request to stop the city from moving forward with...

February 5, 2016 - 9:19am
1 day 18 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago Stock Exchange, founded more than a century ago, is being acquired by an investor group led by a Chinese company.

The exchange did not say what the purchase price was. The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year and needs to be approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The buyers are led by Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group, an investment holding group based in Chongqing, China....

February 5, 2016 - 9:03am
1 day 11 hours ago

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — New advisories being sent to Ohio communities previously found to have high lead levels in tap water suggest children and pregnant women in those areas should instead drink bottled or filtered water.

The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency advisories differ from earlier ones saying residents didn't need to use bottled water.

The head of the agency's drinking water division...

February 5, 2016 - 8:56am
1 day 18 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Fire officials say one person is dead and two others are seriously injured after a crane collapse in Lower Manhattan.

The accident was reported around 8:25 a.m. Friday in the Tribeca neighborhood. The crane landed across several parked cars, smashing their roofs.

The collapsed metal lattice landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block.

A witness who works nearby says he saw onlookers trying to help...

February 5, 2016 - 8:48am
1 day 5 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on six people found dead in a house on Chicago's South Side (all times local):

9:15 p.m.

Police say they believe six people found dead inside a Chicago home were killed in a "targeted incident," though they're still trying to determine a possible motive.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL'-mee) said Friday night the killings could have occurred during a robbery or a domestic incident. He...

February 5, 2016 - 8:32am
1 day 19 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose in December as American exports fell for a third straight month, reflecting the pressures of a stronger dollar and spreading global weakness. Those factors contributed to the first annual drop in U.S. export sales since the Great Recession shrank global trade six years ago.

The Commerce Department says the December deficit increased 2.7 percent to $43.4 billion. Exports fell by 0.3 percent, driven by sales declines of...

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