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GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, an ...more

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet's flight p ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. fell Thursday after the retailer reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere.The company is trying to stock tre ...more

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Roger Clarke, a Jamaican government minister whose affable personality often bridged the Caribbean island's deep political divide, died Thursday in Florida. He was 74.The Jamaican prime minister's office said Clarke expe ...more

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Best-Selling Books Week Ended August 23rd.FICTION1. "Four: A Divergent Collection" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)2. "Percy Jackson's Greek Gods" by Rick Riordan (Disney Press)3. "Mean Steak" by Sandra Brown (Grand ...more

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Best-Selling Books Week Ended August 23rd.FICTION1. "Four: A Divergent Collection" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)2. "Percy Jackson's Greek Gods" by Rick Riordan (Disney Press)3. "Mean Steak" by Sandra Brown (Grand ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday."There are reasons to feel good about the direction we are heading," th ...more

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Worsening tensions in Ukraine and some weak showings from retailers on Thursday sent U.S. stocks slightly lower for the first time this week. The developments largely overshadowed encouraging news on the U.S. economy and labor market.On Thursday ...more

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Labor groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez staged their second general strike of the year Thursday, disrupting life in the capital and other parts of the country as many people stayed away from work an ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.The upward revision supported exp ...more