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(Washington, DC) -- First-time requests for unemployment benefits are down. The Labor Department received 307-thousand initial claims last week. That's above the 300-thousand most analysts had predicted, but still a positive number that points to an improving job market.
(Winnipeg) -- Hillary Clinton says more sanctions on Iran are a bad idea. The former Secretary of State and likely presidential candidate told an audience in Winnipeg, Canada Wednesday she backs President Obama's opposition to more congressional sanctions on Iran. Clinton said...
(Undated) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reportedly will name an emergency manager to take over Atlantic City today. The "Wall Street Journal" reports that Christie will appoint New York attorney Kevin Lavin to assume control of the troubled resort city's daily operations...
(Foxboro, MA) -- The focus will be on footballs, not football when New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick meets with the media this morning. Belichick is scheduled to meet with reporters in Foxboro at 9:30 a.m. Eastern as the team prepares for Super Bowl 49 against the...
(Donetsk) -- At least eight civilians are dead today after a mortar hit a bus stop in Ukraine. The shell destroyed a bus and blew out windows nearby. It came after a night of intense fighting at the city's airport and happened despite diplomatic talks taking place between...
(Washington, DC) -- Thousands of pro-life activists will gather on the National Mall in Washington, DC today on this 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the U.S. The annual March for Life begins at noon Eastern time with a rally on the Mall...
(Baghdad) -- America's ambassador to Iraq says US-led air strikes have killed over half of the ISIS leadership. Ambassador Stuart Jones told Al Arabiya News Channel Thursday that the airstrikes have had a devastating effect on the terrorist group. Jones estimated the air strikes...
(Undated) -- The U.S. metro area with the highest percentage of millionaires is Los Alamos, New Mexico. The research firm Phoenix Marketing International ranked over 900 U.S. metro areas based on their share of millionaire households in 2014. The rankings released Wednesday...
(Washington, DC) -- House Republicans are canceling a vote on a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks. Media reports say GOP leaders scrapped plans for the vote after facing opposition from women within the party. The bill would exclude cases where the woman was either raped or...