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Signs emerge that US job market may be picking up

September 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 31, 2013, file photo, Americorps volunteer John Harris III, who is helping to coordinate a jobs fair program, fill up some documents for job seekers in Washington. The Labor Department reports on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits for the third week of September on Thursday, [&hellip...

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Ex-Mont. teacher freed after 30-day term for rape

September 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo courtesy of Auliea Hanlon shows Cherice Moralez, who was raped in 2007 when she was 14 by teacher Stacey Rambold in Billings, Mont. Rambold is due to be released from prison on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 after serving just 30 days. The short...

Feds direct $100M in grants to help broke Detroit

September 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A young man walks in front of a row of abandoned houses in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Four of President Barack Obama’s top advisers will converge on Detroit Friday to meet privately with state and local leaders about ways the federal government...

Justice Department spent nearly $5M on drones

September 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 8, 2009 file photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff’s Department shows a small Draganflyer X6 drone during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a Forward Looking Infer Red payload. The FBI has been using drones to...

3 transformers headed to crippled NY, Conn. rail

September 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Commuters wait Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at the Brewster, N.Y., station for the for the 6:52 a.m. train to Grand Central Station in New York. A power failure on the rail line in the Stamford, Conn., area Wednesday disrupted travel for tens of thousands of...

Colo. farmers arrested in fatal listeria outbreak

September 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Ryan Jensen, 33, front, and brother Eric Jensen, 37, leave the federal courthouse in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, after a hearing on federal charges of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. The brothers owned and operated Jensen Farms...

FBI: Navy Yard gunman left note about radio waves

September 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This image from video provided by the FBI, shows Aaron Alexis moves through the hallways of Building #197 at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington, carrying a Remington 870 shotgun. Alexis, a 34-year-old former Navy reservist and...

Friendly rivals, Biden and Clinton share spotlight

September 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 2, 2013 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appear onstage at the Vital Voices Global Partnership 2013 Global Leadership Awards gala at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts...

Wal-Mart, Washington worries whack stock market

September 25, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Trader John Bishop, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Investors continue to worry about the economy and the growing possibility of a government shutdown. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart...

Home and stock values boost US household wealth

September 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, April 9, 2013 file photo, an “Under Contract” sign is posted outside a home in Carmel, Ind. U.S. household net worth jumped $1.3 trillion in the spring, fueled by gains in home and stock values. (AP Photo/Michael...