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Sales of US new homes soar in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes surged in August, led by a wave of buying in the West and Northeast.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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US stocks move higher after three days of declines

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved higher Wednesday, stabilizing after three days of losses. Investors continue to focus on Europe's economic malaise and tensions in the Middle East after the U.S. and Arab nations attacked the Islamic State group's headquarters in Syria. Makers of consumer staples and health-care companies were among the biggest advancers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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3 surrender in Philadelphia gay beating case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people accused of beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street have turned themselves in.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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Police: Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man fired a day earlier from UPS killed two co-workers and then himself Tuesday after he donned a work uniform and evaded security by entering through a truck dock in the rear of the building, according to police and the company.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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US, California release roadmap for solar projects

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State and federal officials sought Tuesday to bring order to California's boom for renewable-energy plants in the Mojave and other southern California deserts, releasing a roadmap covering 22.5 million acres that designates some areas for large-scale solar, wind and geothermal plants and others for conservation of desert habitat and animals.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January — or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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World leaders meet with multiple crises on agenda

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing a world in turmoil from multiple crises ranging from wars in the Mideast and Africa to the deadly scourge of Ebola and growing Islamic radicalism, leaders from more than 140 countries open their annual meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday with few solutions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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Suspect charged in case of missing UVa student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man authorities believe was the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared has been charged with abduction, police said Tuesday night.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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