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Growth of U.S. economy ebbs

WASHINGTON – The economy is still growing, just not by much. And until that changes, don’t look for the jobs to come back.Americans spent less and businesses thought twice about restocking their...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. war casualties at record highs

KABUL – In a summer of suffering, America’s military death toll in Afghanistan is rising, with back-to-back record months for U.S. losses in the grinding conflict. All signs point to more bloodshed...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Body of 2nd Navy sailor recovered in Afghanistan

KABUL – The discovery of the body of a second U.S. sailor who vanished in Afghanistan last week only deepened the mystery of the men’s disappearance nearly 60 miles from their base in a dangerous...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Al-Qaida kills 16 in Iraq attack

BAGHDAD – Militants flew an al-Qaida flag over a Baghdad neighborhood Thursday after killing 16 security officials and burning some of their bodies in a brazen afternoon attack that served as a...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Less oil means less work for fishermen

NEW ORLEANS – Even when the oily sheen starts fading from the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, it manages to become bad news for fishermen.Many of those whose fisheries were shut down by the oil...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Feds OK project to drill under Utah wild areas

SALT LAKE CITY – An energy company received federal approval Thursday to take natural gas from a largely untouched, picturesque region of Utah by agreeing to use new technology to drill under wild...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Arizona appeals judge’s ruling as immigration protesters rally

PHOENIX – The showdown over Arizona’s immigration law played out in court and on Phoenix’s sun-splashed streets on Thursday, as the state sought to reinstate key parts of the measure and angry...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Ariz. files appeal on immigration law

PHOENIX – The showdown over Arizona’s immigration law played out in court and on Phoenix’s sun-splashed streets Thursday, as the state sought to reinstate key parts of the measure and angry...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Smog shrouds Moscow

MOSCOW – A cloud of harmful smog has enveloped Moscow, raising airborne pollutants to four times the norm, officials said Wednesday, and prompting doctors to urge residents to stay indoors as the...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

152 die as plane crashes in rainy Pakistani hills

ISLAMABAD – A passenger jet that officials suspect veered off course in monsoon rains and thick clouds crashed into hills overlooking Pakistan’s capital Wednesday, killing all 152 people on board...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Afghan bus hits roadside bomb, killing 25 people

KABUL – A packed bus hit a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 25 people aboard, as NATO announced another U.S. service member died in a rapidly rising monthly death...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Plankton, a key to life, in big decline

WASHINGTON – Despite their tiny size, plant plankton found in the world’s oceans are crucial to much of life on Earth. They are the foundation of the bountiful marine food web, produce half the...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World