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GE to move engine plant to Canada from Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- General Electric Co said on Monday it will move production of large, gas-powered engines to Canada from Waukesha, Wisconsin, along with 350 jobs, to access export financing no longer available in the United States.

With next term looming, top justices mull cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court’s nine justices met behind closed doors Monday ahead of the Oct. 5 beginning of their new term to consider cases to add to a calendar that already includes significant cases on affirmative action and labor unions.

Whole Foods to cut 1,500 jobs

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market says it will cut 1,500 jobs in the next two months in the midst of a challenging year for the retailer.

Woman gets 7 years prison for helping inmates escape

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., — A prison employee who helped two convicted murderers escape from a maximum security prison in upstate New York was sentenced on Monday to up to 7 years behind bars for providing the inmates with tools used in their daring break-out.

Immigrants will drive population growth in next five decades

CHICAGO -- Immigrants and their descendants will drive U.S. population growth over the next half century, transforming the country into one where no racial or ethnic group is a majority, a Pew Research Center report released on Monday said.

Man sentenced in deadly Los Angeles car rampage

LOS ANGELES — A Colorado man who plowed his car through a crowd of pedestrians along the Venice Beach oceanfront two years ago, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon and injuring 17 others, was sentenced on Friday to a prison term of 42 years to life.

Republicans urge delay to replace Boehner

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some Republicans in the House want to take a few deep breaths before electing new leadership after Speaker John Boehner’s announcement Friday that he is resigning.

Women roar onstage but barely exist in the sound booth

CHICAGO — There is no denying that more women are conquering the pop charts in the form of big names like Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj. In the artistic realm males and females seem to be on equal footing.

Xi arrives in Washington, D.C., for first U.S. state visit

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Washington on Thursday for a state visit and talks with President Barack Obama that are expected to be clouded by differences over alleged Chinese cyber spying, Beijing's economic policies and territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

Bill to avoid U.S. government shutdown moves in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress on Thursday began advancing bills urgently needed to avoid federal agency shutdowns on Oct. 1 while navigating conservatives’ demands to punish Planned Parenthood over an abortion controversy.

Gacy probe leads to closing of 1979 Chicago missing persons case

CHICAGO — A John Doe murdered in San Francisco in 1979 has been identified as a teenager who went missing in Chicago a year earlier, thanks to ongoing efforts to identify victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, the Cook County sheriff said on Wednesday.

Sage grouse denied Endangered Species Act protection

DENVER — A long-simmering debate in the American West over the fate of a ground-dwelling bird reached a climax on Tuesday as the Obama administration denied Endangered Species Act protections to the greater sage grouse.

Pope Francis brings message about power and the poor to U.S.

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — Pope Francis arrived on his first visit to the United States on Tuesday, bringing to Washington a message that its power and wealth should be used to serve humanity, and not the other way around.

Senate Democrats block defense spending bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democrats blocked the fiscal 2016 defense spending bill in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, amid a fierce fight with Republicans over tax and spending policy days before a potential Oct. 1 government shutdown.

Child migrants entering U.S. rises in August

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Children fleeing Mexico and Central America and arriving at the southwestern U.S. border accelerated in August, according to government data released on Monday, with 4,632 apprehended last month.

Officials facing prison after salmonella outbreak

ATLANTA -- The former owner of a Georgia peanut company could be sentenced to life in prison at a hearing that begins on Monday after he was found guilty last year in connection with a 2009 salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds.

Apple cleans up store after first major attack

BOSTON — Apple Inc said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular mobile software outlet.

Trump defend Obama? ‘I don’t think so!’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said on Saturday it was not his job to stand up for U.S. President Barack Obama after a man at one of his campaign events said he was a Muslim and "not even an American."