Economists increasingly uncertain about US growth this year


Business economists are giving a more pessimistic outlook about U.S. economic growth this year for the third consecutive month and uncertainty over the November presidential election has proven to be damaging.


Aid group says IS shooting civilians fleeing Fallujah battle

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has been shooting at civilians as they try to flee the nearly two-week battle between Iraqi government forces and IS militants in the city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, an international aid organization and Iraqi military say.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press

US presses China over industrial glut at strategic dialogue

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. envoys pressed China on Monday to cut excess steel production that is flooding global markets and to reach a diplomatic settlement to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, as the two sides opened a high-level dialogue.

  • Written by JOE McDONALD, Associated Press BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Protests in Turkey against lifting of lawmakers' immunity

ISTANBUL (AP) — Thousands of people participated in rallies organized by a pro-Kurdish, opposition party on Sunday to protest against the abolition of immunity of some Turkish members of parliament.

  • Written by DOMINIQUE SOGUEL, Associated Press

Bottled water selling quickly after Alabama water warning

COURTLAND, Ala. (AP) — Lisa Davis, a cashier at a Foodvalu grocery store in rural north Alabama, spent Friday ringing up bottled water sales after a local utility declared its tap water unfit to drink because of chemical contamination.

  • Written by PHILLIP LUCAS, Associated Press