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Marathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty

BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly attack.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014

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2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

ATLANTA (AP) — Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory — a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown's death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and although the majority of those arrested are Missourians just seven live in the St. Louis suburb where the shooting occurred, authorities said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014

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US housing recovery appears to be back on track

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Stocks move higher; S&P 500 at record high

 

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were on pace for a fourth straight day of gains Thursday, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index on track to beat its record high close set last month. Investors were encouraged by a report that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Hewlett-Packard rose after delivering better results, while Sears plunged after reporting that its loss doubled from a year ago. Trading remains light with many investors out on vacation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators. Family Dollar's board said it supports its existing deal to be acquired by Dollar Tree.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014

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United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal

NEW YORK (AP) — To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

ATLANTA (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014

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