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Survey Suggests Slower Economic Growth in Midwest, Plains

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A new report says a July survey of business supply managers suggests economic growth will slow over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states. The report issued Thursday says the Mid-America…

Senate Confirms Kelly Craft as US Ambassador to UN

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft to become the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, ending a more than seven-month vacancy in the position. Craft was confirmed despite Democratic concerns about her inexperience and conflicts of…

US Plan to Allow Prescription Drugs From Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration says it will set up a system allowing Americans to legally access lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the announcement Wednesday morning. Azar, a former drug industry…

Loophole Allows Families to get aid Meant for Needy Students

(AP) - The U.S. Education Department is being urged to close a loophole that has allowed some wealthy families to get federal aid meant for low-income students. Federal authorities have been notified that some parents in Illinois were transferring guardianship…

Capital One Target of Massive Data Breach

SEATTLE (AP) - Capital One says a hacker broke into a database containing details likes home addresses and birth dates. The bank reported the breach is affecting 100 million people that tried to open credit cards. Investigators say 140,000 social…

Justice Department OKs T-Mobile’s $26.5B Sprint Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators are approving T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, despite fears of higher prices and job cuts. Friday's approval by the Justice Department and five state attorneys general comes after Sprint and T-Mobile agreed to…

Man who Kidnapped Jayme Closs Moved To Prison In New Mexico

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs and killed her parents in northern Wisconsin has been moved to a prison in New Mexico. Press-Gazette Media reports the New Mexico Corrections Department has confirmed Jake Patterson has been…

Trump Calls Mueller Hearings 'All Nonsense'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the Russia probe created a "phony cloud'' over his administration and says House committee hearings featuring testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller were "all nonsense.'' He…

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