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Scientists call on U.S. to allow research on pot meds for pets

People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. But there’s little data on whether they …


U.S. service sector grows at slower rate in November

U.S. services companies expanded at a slower pace in November, an unsurprising downshift after having grown in October at the fastest rate in a dozen years.


Stealth jets, other aircraft fly in U.S., South Korean drills

Hundreds of aircraft including two dozen stealth jets began training Monday as the United States and South Korea launched a massive combined air force exercise. The war games come a …


Graduate students argue against taxing tuition waivers

Graduate students around the U.S. are staging campus walk-outs and lobbying Congress in an effort to keep their tuition waivers tax-free.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

U.S. charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation

Charter schools are among the nation’s most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds – an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Palestinian president warns US against Jerusalem recognition

The Palestinian president on Sunday warned that American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would jeopardize the White House’s nascent Mideast peace efforts.


U.S. executions increase slightly in 2017

A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed in the U.S., a figure that although up …


U.S. exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India

U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India instead.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Black Friday deals likely boosted US auto sales in November

Black Friday deals and strong consumer confidence could push auto sales higher in November despite waning demand for post-hurricane replacement vehicles.


Erdogan says U.S. sanctions on Iran weren’t binding for Turkey

Turkey’s president has argued that his country did not break a trade embargo on Iran as it hadn’t committed to abide by U.S. sanctions, and there were no United Nations …


U.S. factory growth slowed in November but still looks strong

American factories grew more slowly in November but still appear healthy.


U.S. construction spending up a strong 1.4 percent in October

U.S. construction spending surged 1.4 percent in October, the best gain in five months, with all major categories of building posting gains.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Robots could soon replace nearly a third of the U.S. workforce

Over the next 13 years, the rising tide of automation will force as many as 70 million workers in the United States to find another way to make money, a …


Moscow mulls next move in escalating media spat with U.S.

The Kremlin voiced dismay Thursday over the withdrawal of a Russian state-funded TV station’s credentials in the U.S. and warned of a quick retaliation.


U.S., China hold quiet military talks amid North Korea tensions

U.S. and Chinese generals engaged in an unusual set of security talks on Wednesday, just hours after North Korea’s most powerful missile test yet, focused on how the mighty American …


U.S. home prices leaped in September by the most in 3 years

U.S. home prices rose at the fastest pace in more than three years in September, lifted by a record-low supply of houses for sale.


U.S. new-home sales jumped 6.2 percent in October

Americans bought new homes in October at the fastest pace in a decade – a 6.2 percent monthly increase that reflects both the underlying strength of the economy and the …


U.S.: Syria poses threat to global chemical weapons ban

The United States warned Monday that efforts to uphold the global ban on the production and use of chemical weapons are at a “critical juncture” in the wake of their …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Quiet Trump loyalist is about to be thrust into Russia investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s lawyers plan to sit down by the end of this month with White House communications director Hope Hicks to find out what she might know about …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

Who’s the boss come Monday at consumer agency?

Who’s the boss? That’s the awkward question after the departing head of a government agency charged with looking after consumers’ rights appointed a deputy to temporarily fill his spot. The …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

S African company pulling out of natural gas to liquid fuels

A South African energy and chemical company says it’s dropping plans for a $14 billion U.S. plant to convert natural gas to liquid fuels because of low oil prices and …


Prague appeals court allows Russian hacker extradition to U.S.

A Prague appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court ruling that a Russian man who faces charges of hacking computers at American companies can be extradited to the United …


Myanmar has committed ‘ethnic cleansing,’ U.S. says – so where does Aung San Suu Kyi go from here?

In recent days Suu Kyi’s advisers have denied any atrocities occurred.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

Search ends for 3 U.S. sailors missing in Navy aircraft crash

A search ended Friday for three sailors missing in the Philippine Sea since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed two days earlier, the navy said.


China, U.S. disaster drills show a shared goal: saving lives

On a pine-studded base along the Oregon coast, military units from two seemingly unlikely partners were carrying out a joint response to a natural disaster.


Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits drop 13,000

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks, pushing total applications down to a low 239,000, further evidence of the strength …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

U.S. attacks militants in Somalia and Libya

Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier.


Nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 8:46 p.m.

Prosecutor seeks probe of U.S. personnel in Afghanistan

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked judges Monday to authorize an investigation of reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including allegations of rape and torture by the U.S. …


Palestinians vow to suspend talks if U.S. closes PLO mission

The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington.