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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Posted: July 01, 2015
US construction spending rises 0.8 percent in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending posted a solid gain in May, pushing total activity to the highest point since the fall of 2008, with the strength led by a big jump in non-residential projects.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 12:03 pm
The Latest: US, Cuba to open embassies to restore ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in their capital cities, a major step in restoring ties after more than 50 years of hostilities. The latest developments (all times local):

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 12:03 pm
Police: Mother who couldn't handle son, 4, tied him to bush

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York mother who couldn't handle her 4-year-old son tied him to a bush while she went into an apartment to baby-sit.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 12:03 pm
Milwaukee County bus drivers strike, scrambling commute

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hundreds of Milwaukee County union bus drivers went on strike early Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of commuters scrambling to make alternative plans to get to work and elsewhere.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 12:03 pm
Morning tanker fire closes 2 central Ohio highways

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An overturned tanker truck that caught fire has led to the closures of two central Ohio highways.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 11:02 am
Afghan soldier who fled US training site granted asylum

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials have granted asylum to an Afghan military officer who along with two comrades slipped away from a U.S. training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid being sent back home.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 11:02 am
Inert grenades found in Massachusetts charity's donation bin

DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police bomb squad was called to a convenience store after three inactive grenades were found inside a clothing and toy donation bin.

Posted: July 01, 2015
Survey: US businesses step up hiring in June to 237,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added jobs at a robust pace in June, a private survey found, evidence that rising consumer spending and a healthy housing market are supporting more hiring.

Posted: July 01, 2015
Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson, source says

GRELLEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A federal law enforcement source says a fire that destroyed a black church in South Carolina was not the work of an arsonist.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 11:02 am
Reports: Average Manhattan home price is over $1.8 million

NEW YORK (AP) — The average sales price of a Manhattan apartment has eclipsed $1.8 million — a new high.

Posted: July 01, 2015
Federal source: Preliminary indications show fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Federal source: Preliminary indications show fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 12:03 pm
Official: 2 convicts practiced escape plan before breakout

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York conducted a practice run the night before they made their daring breakout.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 10:00 am
WWI US Army 'I WANT YOU' poster sold for $20K at NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A World War I-era U.S. Army "I WANT YOU" recruitment poster has sold for $20,000 at an auction of some 2,000 wartime posters.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 12:03 pm
White House to allow photos, social media on public tours

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says visitors can now take photos or use social media during public tours of the building.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 9:03 am
Mass. teen charged with killing teacher wants trial moved

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher have asked a judge to move their client's trial out of eastern Massachusetts, saying it will be difficult to pick an impartial jury given the large amount of publicity the case has received.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 12:03 pm
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 8:01 am
What's next for California's contentious vaccine law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 8:01 am
Plea deal appears to be in works for ex-California senator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown may have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 12:03 pm
A look at wildfire hotspots around the West

People returned to find their homes reduced to rubble following a destructive wildfire in Washington state, while crews battled blazes in California and Nevada.

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