WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up purchases at retail businesses in May, spending more on cars, home improvements and sporting goods. The gain shows consumers remain resilient despite higher taxes and could drive faster growth later this year.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than 10,000 protesters rallied outside Greece’s public broadcasting headquarters Thursday in support of fired staff, who for a third day occupied the building to continue broadcasts in defiance of the government.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Two men have been rescued from the Cedar River near the Ellis Boat Harbor in Cedar Rapids.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says it would strongly endorse a court-appointed monitor to oversee changes at the New York Police Department if a federal judge were to find its stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An official says an inspector who surveyed a Philadelphia building before it collapsed last week, killing six people, has committed suicide.
Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison says the inspector was found fatally shot in a pickup
DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling more than 18,000 cars in the U.S. to fix problems with the brakes.
The recall affects more than 13,000 Acura RSX compact cars from 2006 and the Honda S2000 sports car from
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities are investigating whether the spectacular diamond heist at Brussels airport in February might have yielded much more than the $50 million reported at first.
The Brussels prosecutor’s spokeswoman Anja Bijnens said Thursday that
The price of oil fell toward $95 a barrel Thursday, dragged down by evidence that U.S. crude supplies are rising while global economic growth is seen slowing.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for July delivery was
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. futures are falling in what is turning into a very rough week for stock markets across the globe.
Cited repeatedly as the cause for this week’s heavy declines is uncertainty about how central
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer has pleaded guilty to sending nude photos of himself to two teenage girls in Hennepin County.… More »