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WASHINGTON (AP) — Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thu ...more

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers.Environmental autho ...more

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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Central America is having one of its worst droughts in decades, and experts warned Thursday that major farm losses and the deaths of hundreds of cattle in the region could leave hundreds of thousands of families without food.< ...more

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Average U.S. rates on long-term fixed mortgages declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its 52-week low.Here's a look at rates for fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages this week and over the past year:

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NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that Craig Menear, the president of its U.S. retail operations, will become president and CEO of the company Nov. 1.Frank Blake has been Home Depot's chairman and CEO since 2007, and he will remain chairm ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a "commitment" to his family.The three-time World Cup veteran asked U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann to not consider him for the roster until ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.The settlement requires the second ...more

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Best-Selling Books Week Ended August 16th.FICTION1. "Four: A Divergent Collection" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)2. "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)3. "Colorless Tsukuru Tazki and His Years of P ...more

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Copyright 5/8/2013 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 8/17/2014, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2013 The Nielsen Company.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Colorless Tsukuru Tazki and His Years of Pilgrimage" by Haruki Murakami (Knopf)2. "Love Lett ...more

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct conflict with Cat ...more