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Farmers, ethanol makers likely OK with no subsidy

Farmers, ethanol makers likely OK with no subsidy

If a $5 billion-a-year federal subsidy that helped build the ethanol industry comes to an end, it will likely mean two things, experts who have followed its development say.

Rural US disappearing? Population share hits low

Rural US disappearing? Population share hits low

Rural America now accounts for just 16 percent of the nation's population, the lowest ever. The latest 2010 census numbers hint at an emerging America where, by mid-century, city boundaries beco...

Fire Crews on Scene of Tennessee Plant Explosion

Fire Crews on Scene of Tennessee Plant Explosion

Fire crews are on the scene of an explosion at a munitions plant in the western Tennessee town of Oakland. It is not immediately clear if there are injuries.

Summary Box: Economy gains speed at year end

Summary Box: Economy gains speed at year end

MOMENTUM GROWS: The economy gained speed at the end of last year — led by consumers who boosted their spending at the fastest pace since 2006.

Hiring likely to boost spending despite gas prices

Hiring likely to boost spending despite gas prices

Consumers as a whole will likely spend more this year. But it's not because we'll all be earning more money. Even people lucky enough to get a raise will likely spend most of the extra dollars to pay higher gas and food prices.

Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to Firm of First Lady’s Adviser

Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to Firm of First Lady’s Adviser

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff at the Trump International Hotel in Washington last January.

Mining co. to pay $263M to settle superfund suit

Mining co. to pay $263M to settle superfund suit

The largest mining company in Idaho's Silver Valley will pay $263.4 million plus interest to settle one of the nation's largest Superfund lawsuits — one of the top 10 such settlements in ...

Darrell Issa, a California Republican, Will Not Seek Re-election to House

Darrell Issa, a California Republican, Will Not Seek Re-election to House

The hard-edge partisanship of Representative Darrell Issa, Republican of California, had begun to wear on a district that is affluent and increasingly moderate.

Report on Maid's Exam Riles Strauss-Kahn Attorneys

Report on Maid's Exam Riles Strauss-Kahn Attorneys

Lawyers for former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn fought back Tuesday after a media report said a medical examination listed "assault" and "rape" as the causes of injuries to a hotel housekeeper who accuses him of sexual assault.

Vatican Calls Abuses by Pennsylvania Priests ‘Criminal and Morally Reprehensible’

Vatican Calls Abuses by Pennsylvania Priests ‘Criminal and Morally Reprehensible’

Responding to a grand jury report on sex abuse by clergy in Pennsylvania, the Vatican called for accountability for both abusers and those who permitted abuse to occur.

Not guilty plea in Ohio breast-milk spraying case

Not guilty plea in Ohio breast-milk spraying case

A central Ohio woman accused of spraying sheriff's deputies with breast milk has apologized while pleading not guilty.

Texting trolley driver admits guilt in Mass. crash

Texting trolley driver admits guilt in Mass. crash

A subway driver who authorities say was texting his girlfriend just before his trolley slammed into the back of another one near an underground station, injuring more than 60 people, pleaded gui...

Officials: 13 dead in NYC tour bus accident

Officials: 13 dead in NYC tour bus accident

Thirteen people are dead after a tour bus traveling down a major highway in the Bronx was clipped by a tractor trailer, flipped onto its side and was eviscerated by the support pole for a large sign.

Pompeo Lifts Hiring Freeze in Effort to Return ‘Swagger’ to State Dept.

Pompeo Lifts Hiring Freeze in Effort to Return ‘Swagger’ to State Dept.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made clear that he intends to improve morale and restore the effectiveness of the department.

Anthony aches to come home in Fla. jail video

Anthony aches to come home in Fla. jail video

Casey Anthony told her visiting parents in July 2008 she ached to come home from jail and see her missing child, according to a video shown to jurors on the ninth day of her murder trial for the child's death.

Summary Box: Service sector growth accelerates

Summary Box: Service sector growth accelerates

SERVICE FIRMS ACCELERATE: The service sector expanded at the fastest pace in more than 5 years, according to the Institute for Supply Management. The private trade group's report covers sectors that employ 90 percent of U.S. workers, including retail, health care and financial services.


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