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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,00 ...more

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces, but now the tens of thousa ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears said Thursday that its second-quarter loss widened as it continues to deal with weak sales.The retailer — which runs Sears and Kmart stores — lost $573 million, or $5.39 per share, for the period ended Aug. 2. ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany have arrested a hospital doctor on suspicion he drugged and sexually abused female patients participating in a fake clinical study he set up.German news agency dpa reported Thursday that the unidentified 48-y ...more

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A survey of business activity shows the economy of the 18-country eurozone grew at only a slow pace in August, a sign it remains sluggish after a disappointing second quarter in which it did not expand at all.The purcha ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday.In the early hours o ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but stil ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but not by a full $17 billio ...more