US trade deficit fell in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in July as imports declined slightly and exports rose to the highest level in 10 months, a possible sign that global demand for American products is starting to rebound.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Clinton offers plan to prevent 'excessive' drug price hikes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Following the public outcry over steep increases in price for an emergency allergy treatment, Hillary Clinton is pledging to better protect patients from such costs.

  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

Trump paints new target on legal immigration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Donald Trump's aggressive rhetoric on illegal immigration has obscured a potentially historic policy shift — the Republican presidential nominee is the first major party candidate in modern memory to propose limiting legal immigration.

  • Written by NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press

National agency to investigate chlorine leak at W.Va. plant

PROCTOR, W.Va. (AP) —€” The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of a chlorine leak at a West Virginia chemical plant that prompted some communities nearby to evacuate and workers to seek medical attention.


Syria strikes kill 25 as another Damascus suburb surrenders

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's government secured a deal to restore its authority over another rebellious Damascus suburb on Thursday while Syrian rebels captured new ground in a lightning advance on the central city of Hama and suspected government airstrikes killed 25 civilians in the surrounding province.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press