US economy expanded at stronger 2.6 percent rate in Q2

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the growth spurt still fell short of the optimistic goals President Donald Trump hopes to achieve through tax cuts and regulatory relief.

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IS claims deadly attack in Syria against US-backed force

 

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have carried out a deadly attack on U.S.-backed forces in Syria, killing and wounding many fighters and civilians, Syrian monitors and an IS-linked media outlet said Friday.

  • Written by By BASSEM MROUE , Associated Press

Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.

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Why you still can't ditch your cable box

NEW YORK (AP) — Not that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some boxes obsolete.

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  • Written by By TALI ARBEL , AP Business Writer