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jobs

Unemployment near 6-year low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits continued to suggest the labor market was steadily improving.

security

U.S. increases security at overseas airports amid bomb concerns

U.S. officials cited concerns al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen are developing bombs that could be smuggled onto planes.

marines

Military to face growing crises, falling budgets

For U.S. defense planners already struggling to implement savage spending cuts, its been a demanding year.

arthur

Arthur to pack hurricane winds by July 4

Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to reach hurricane strength by Thursday, dousing some holiday plans.

obama

Poll ranks best, worst modern U.S. Presidents

Voters were split over which of the two most recent presidents has done a better job.

kerry

Kerry warns U.S. will deport undocumented children

The Secretary of State said lawmakers would work with Central America on the immigration crisis, but warned undocumented children would be deported.

obama

Obama tells Cabinet to find areas open to executive action

The President told his Cabinet to look for areas where he might be able to govern by executive action given gridlock in Congress.

agent

Benghazi suspect reportedly talking to interrogators

A Libyan militant accused in the 2012 attacks in Benghazi has been talking to U.S. interrogators.

obamacare

Watchdog says Obamacare exchanges not working

Healthcare providers are struggling to verify whether Americans who applied for government subsidies to buy insurance are qualified to receive them.

graco

Graco recalls nearly 2M car seats

The announcement, affecting multiple models of carseats, is the largest such recall in American history.

belgium

Extra-time goals ‘knockout’ United States

Extra-time goals sealed a thrilling 2-1 victory for Belgium over a spirited United States and set up a World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina.

valle

Judge overturns conviction of ‘cannibal cop’

A former NYPD officer found guilty of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women has had his conviction overturned.

amazon

Food makers feel their way toward online future

Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world.

gm

GM’s ignition-switch crisis deepens

General Motors' safety crisis over deadly ignition switches deepened on Monday with the recall of 8.2 million more cars.

mcdonald

White House defends pick for next VA chief

The White House on Monday dismissed concerns that he may lack a understanding of issues facing recent war veterans.

weather

After wet weekend, tornadoes, floods seen across Midwest

A deadly storm front moved through much of the U.S. on Monday, bringing with it hurricane-force winds and thunderstorms that damaged homes.

obama

Obama to bypass Congress on immigration reform

President Barack Obama intends to take executive action to address the "broken" U.S. immigration system.

gm

GM recalls 7M more vehicles over ignition switch

General Motors is recalling millions more vehicles dating back to 1997 as the company's safety crisis grows.

hobbylobby

Supreme Court rules for companies over birth control

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that businesses can object on religious grounds to providing insurance that covers birth control.

generalmotors

GM victims fund to have wide eligibility

The compensation fund for victims of General Motors' defective ignition switch will be open to a broad range of people.

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Star sprinter Torrin Lawrence dies at 25

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FILE - In this June 20, 2013 file photo, Torrin Lawrence reacts after his heat in the senior men's 400-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet in Des Moines, Iowa. Former University of Georgia 400-meter runner Torrin Lawrence died in a car accident early Monday, July 28, 2014 in Cordele, Ga. He was 25.

Celebrated track star Torrin Lawrence has been killed in a tragic road accident in Georgia.

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Seattle signs NFLPA president Eric Winston

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The Seahawks have added depth to their offensive line by signing NFLPA president Eric Winston, and adding cornerback Terrell Thomas and wide receiver Randall Carroll.

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Donovan leads Galaxy to 3-0 win over Sounders

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Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid stands during the national anthem before an MLS soccer match against Real Salt Lake, Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Seattle.

Sounders suffer one of their worst home losses ever

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Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes

President Barack Obama fist bumps the cashier after paying for his order at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas on July 10, 2014.

Replacing handshakes with fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a new study.

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Sony looks to revive the Playstation network

A white Sony Playstation 4 is on display at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2014.

Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around the PlayStation.