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Data suggest US economy barely growing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spate of data Thursday painted a mixed picture of the U.S. economy: Demand for long-lasting manufactured goods fell and slightly fewer people signed contracts to buy homes. At the same time, the job market looked a little better. ...

Report: Federal agencies behind in paying taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the IRS really wants to find tax scofflaws, it should look at the federal government. That's right — the federal government owes about $14 million in unpaid taxes. A Treasury Department watchdog office says that 70 federal agenci ...

Netanyahu will press case against Iran at UN

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to the United Nations Wednesday night with a single item on his agenda: Iran. Netanyahu is convinced the Islamic Republic isn't taking American vows to block it from acquiring nuclear w ...

Fewer CEOs planning to expand, hire

WASHINGTON (AP) - A survey of U.S. chief executives shows a sharp drop in the number of large companies that plan to add jobs or hire more workers. The Business Roundtable said Wednesday that only 29 percent of its member CEOs plan to increase hiring ...

Arabs seek blasphemy ban; US, Russia spar on Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The head of the Arab League called Wednesday for the international community to criminalize blasphemy, warning that insults to religion pose a serious threat to global peace and security. The comments put him squarely at odds wi ...

Massachusetts to appeal inmate gender reassignment decision

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts will appeal a federal judge's decision to grant a convicted murderer's request for sex reassignment surgery, prison officials announced Wednesday. The state Department of Correction said that it believes the medical care M ...

Student debt stretches to record 1 in 5 households

WASHINGTON (AP) - With college enrollment growing, student debt has stretched to a record number of U.S. households — nearly 1 in 5 — with the biggest burdens falling on the young and poor. The analysis by the Pew Research Center found that 22.4 mill ...

Election 'mania' missing on college campuses

ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) - What a difference four years can make. In 2008, college campuses were filled with campaign posters and political rallies - and frenzy. Remember "Obamamania?" This year, it's difficult to find a college student who's truly excite ...

Iran's president leaves trail of guesses on future

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Iran's president has no trouble making himself heard: rumbling through the U.N.'s annual world gathering this week with comments bashing homosexuality, describing Israel as a doomed misfit in the Middle East and pre ...

NAACP goes to the UN in attempt to secure voting rights for felons

GENEVA (AP) - The NAACP is taking to the U.N. its effort to ensure that all former convicted felons in the United States can vote. A delegation from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was holding meetings Tuesday at the Un ...


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