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  • 2016 GOP hopefuls vie for attention at Texas event

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — A parade of potential 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls will be on display at an influential conservative group's annual summit. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are appearing Friday at a gathering of Americans for Prosperity in...

  • This Week in the Civil War

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Aug. 31: The Fall of Atlanta. The Confederacy's prized Southern city of Atlanta fell to Union Maj. Gen William T. Sherman and his troops 150 years ago this week in the Civil War. Sherman slashed the supply lines of rival Confederate commanders,...

  • In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date. The plaza will be closed to the public during the remembrance ceremony and much...

  • Family feels sorry for girl, 9, who shot their dad

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi say they feel sorry for the child. Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl on Monday at the Last Stop range in White...

  • Closing arguments begin in ex-governor's trial

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Closing arguments have started in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The McDonnells are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from businessman Jonnie Williams....

  • Family sues Georgia police after death in custody

    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — The family of a man who died after Atlanta-area police used stun guns on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former officers and the city. The lawsuit, which was filed in Fulton County Superior Court, says East Point police officers used their stun guns...

  • US stocks edge higher in early trading

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as a series of reports on the U.S. economy rolls out. Consumer spending had its first decline since January, dipping 0.1 percent in July, as auto buying and income growth slowed. Other economic reports due Friday include a gauge of...

  • US are stocks mixed in early trading

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    U.S. stocks were mixed in early trading Friday as investors looked over a batch of new reports on the economy ahead of the Labor Day holiday. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 was little changed at 1,996 as of 9:56 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 15 points, or 0.1...

  • US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed. Consumer spending edged down 0.1 percent last month after a 0.4 percent increase in June, the Commerce Department reported Friday. It...

  • As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks? The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and with each record close, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee. If only you had done that in the crashes that began in 2000 and 2008, you might be a lot...

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