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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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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant said Thursday an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same substance. ...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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WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.Housing has been a drag on an otherwise strengthening ...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