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FILE - In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Rep. Dave Camp , R-Mich., at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday, July 25 in the House. "It is time we make some simple improvements to the child tax credit, so it keeps up with the cost of raising children," said Camp. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

House votes to boost child tax credit for wealthy but poor will lose

Friday, July 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire. The bill would … 0

Grocery workers revolt in favor of ousted CEO

Friday, July 25, 2014

WEST BRIDGEWATER — It’s been called a David vs. Goliath story, a “Tale of Two Arthurs” and even the “ultimate Greek tragedy,” but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They’re grocery store owners. A workers’ revolt at the Market Basket supermarket chain has led to empty shelves, angry … 0

US: Russia is firing across border

Friday, July 25, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis. Russia accused Washington of lying and charged Ukraine with firing across the border … 0

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Friday, July 25, 2014

CHICAGO — Fast food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort … 0

Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

Friday, July 25, 2014

JERUSALEM — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel’s defense minister warned Israel might soon … 0

Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

Friday, July 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S. He emphasized to … 0

Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

Friday, July 25, 2014

With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled efforts to adopt children from his troubled country … 0

Investigators converge on remote crash site

Friday, July 25, 2014

PARIS — Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and … 0

Towering worry

Friday, July 25, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea — For the developers of the world’s sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn’t have come at a more inopportune time. Plans for … 0

Police still investigating after burglar killed

Friday, July 25, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled … 0

Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades

Friday, July 25, 2014

MIAMI — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading. Then there’s a bigger problem — the … 0

Out of the ordinary

Friday, July 25, 2014

Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the 3-year-old boy who … 0

Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ST. LOUIS — The nation’s third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday. Death-penalty opponents say an Arizona inmate who gasped for breath … 0