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While job growth lifts most of US economy, oil patch suffers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The falling oil and gasoline prices that for months have coincided with strong U.S. hiring have helped most Americans.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2015

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AP Source: Woman in shooting pledged allegiance to IS

 

 

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The woman who carried out the San Bernardino massacre with her husband had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and its leader on Facebook, a U.S. law enforcement official said Friday, providing the strongest evidence to date that the rampage may have been an extremist attack.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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Meaning of 'one person, one vote' at stake at Supreme Court

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing political influence of Latinos could be slowed by a Supreme Court case over the constitutional requirement to make electoral districts roughly equal in population.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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Matter of degree: Temperature goal an issue in climate talks

 

PARIS (AP) — In climate math, the difference between 1.5 and 2 degrees is much greater than 0.5.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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The 11 countries that haven't made pledges for climate deal

 

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Some are at war, others recovering from natural disasters and some are simply ideologically opposed to the climate deal taking shape in U.N. talks outside Paris.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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Belgians seeking 2 new suspects in Paris attacks probe

 

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian and French authorities were hunting two new suspects Friday in the Paris attacks who they say used fake identity cards around Europe and sent money to a relative of the man who orchestrated the attacks the day before the ringleader died in a shootout with French police.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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A surge in hiring sends US stock market sharply higher

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A surge in hiring by U.S. employers last month put the stock market on track for its biggest gain in two months Friday. The solid news on the economy opened the way for the Federal Reserve to begin nudging interest rates back up toward normal levels at its policy meeting later this month. Energy stocks followed the price of crude oil lower after OPEC said it won't cut production.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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US adds healthy 211K jobs; unemployment steady at low 5 pct.

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy generated another month of solid hiring in November, making it highly likely that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows this month.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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