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Russia Vows Response if Russians Attacked in Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister is promising a firm response if any of Russia’s citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine. The warning came after Ukraine announced a resumption of what it calls an “anti-terror” campaign against pro-Russia…
UW Among Green Campuses In US And Canada
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is among 322 colleges in the United States and Canada judged to be the most environmentally responsible. UW is included in a guidebook published by the Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council. The guidebook profiles 322 institutions …
Unemployment Falls In Two-Thirds Of US States
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in two-thirds of U.S. states last month, evidence that modest economic growth is boosting hiring in most areas of the country. The Labor Department says unemployment rates dropped in 37 states in April, the most in three months. Unemployment rose in 5…
Border Patrol Gets First New Strategy In 8 Years
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is unveiling its first national strategy in eight years, a period in which the number of agents more than doubled and apprehensions of people entering illegally from Mexico dropped to a 40-year low. Chief Mike Fisher is expected to outline the plan Tues…
Contracts For US Homes Rose Last Month
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes rose in March, the latest sign the battered housing market is slowly improving. The National Association of Realtors says its index of sales agreements increased 4.1 percent last month to a reading of 101.4, the …
US Home Sales Fell In March
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought fewer previously owned homes in March, a sober reminder that the housing market remains weak. The National Association of Realtors says home sales fell 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.48 million. That followed a revised 4.6 million sold…
Oil Rises On Strong Economic Reports In US, Europe
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are rising on strong U.S. corporate earnings and promising economic signs in Europe. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude added $1.59 to $104.52 per barrel in New York. Prices rose after a closely watched survey in Germany showed that investor sentiment unexpecte…
US Teen Births Decline
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government report tracks a continuing decline in teen births in the United States in 2010. Nearly every state saw a decline in teen births from 2007 to 2010, with the biggest drop in Arizona at 29 percent. Rates stayed about the same in Montana, North Dakota and West Vir…
US Consumer Confidence Falls In March
NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers’ confidence in the U.S. economy dropped in March amid higher gas prices, says a private research group. The decline comes after confidence rose to the highest level in a year during the previous month. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confid…
Obama Concedes Strains Between US, Pakistan
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is conceding that ties between the U.S. and Pakistan are strained, but says it is important to get their relationship right. Obama is speaking alongside Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani before the two men hold a private meeting. The…