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Afghan attack kills US major general, wounds 15

 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on NATO troops at a military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding some 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops, authorities said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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'Gluten-free' labeling standards kick in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting this week, "gluten-free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Poll: No agreement on how to pay for highways

WASHINGTON (AP) — Small wonder Congress has kept federal highway and transit programs teetering on the edge of insolvency for years, unable to find a politically acceptable long-term source of funds. The public can't make up its mind on how to pay for them either.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Can Africa keep its economic winning streak alive?

WASHINGTON (AP) — They export BMWs and birdseed and plenty in between. Their middle class is growing fast enough to draw the likes of Marriott and Wal-Mart. China, Europe, Japan and the United States are vying to build roads and power plants there.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Second American infected with Ebola en route to US

ATLANTA (AP) — The second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa is en route to Atlanta.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal crusade for gun control, died Monday. He was 73.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014

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Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887: WHO

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa's most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014

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