Girl laid to rest 145 years after first burial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The body of a girl found last month inside a small metal casket still holding a rose was laid to rest 145 years after she was first buried under what now is a home in San Francisco.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

US cities see unexplained rise in violent crimes this year

CHICAGO (AP) — Violent crimes — from homicides and rapes to robberies — have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can't point to a single reason why and the jump isn't enough to suggest there's a trend.

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press DON BABWIN, Associated Press

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.

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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