US gains 209K jobs, unemployment rate falls to 4.3 pct.


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Fire put out at 86-story residential skyscraper in Dubai


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Dubai have reopened the streets around one of the world's tallest residential skyscrapers after firefighters put out a blaze that erupted early Friday in the high-rise, forcing residents to evacuate in the middle of the night and sending chunks of debris plummeting below.

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  • Written by By AYA BATRAWY , Associated Press

Pence to speak at Koch brothers-hosted summit


WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to speak at an event hosted by a group backed by the conservative Koch (kohk) brothers.


Senators move to protect special counsel in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee moved Thursday to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations.

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  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press