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Hawaiians Brace for Hurricane Iselle, Julio Close Behind

Iselle was supposed to weaken as it trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years.


Hurricane Iselle Not Weakening as It Approaches Hawaii

Weather officials say a hurricane approaching Hawaii won't weaken into a tropical storm before passing over the islands as they had predicted.


10 Million Americans Change Race, Ethnicity

Nearly 10 million Americans decided they would be a different race or ethnicity in the early 2000s, with the largest movement coming from Hispanics, a new census report shows.


Army Begins Questioning Bergdahl About Capture

A defense attorney for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says the U.S. Army has begun questioning the soldier about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in Taliban captivity.


Insurer Pays Off Lawsuit With Thousands in Coins

An insurance company settled a lawsuit with a Los Angeles man by dropping off buckets full of thousands of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, his attorney said Wednesday.


Investors Get the Jitters on Strong Economic Data

Strong economic data has investors on edge because they know a stronger economy might cause the Fed to let interest rates start climbing from zero and sour investors on stocks.


TVA Pulling Plug on 2,000 Jobs

The nation's largest public utility says it's cutting more than 2,000 jobs as part of a cost-cutting campaign.


Hurricane Julio Gains Strength, Iselle Weakens

Julio has strengthened into a hurricane in the Pacific near Hawaii as winds whipped through the storm at up to 75 miles per hour.


Will Robots Create Jobs or Destroy Them?

In 2025, people could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment, a wide income gap and walled cities for the wealthy, just like now.


Hurricane Iselle Barrels Toward Hawaii

Hurricane Iselle remains on a track for Hawaii and could bring heavy rain and strong winds to the state on the eve of Saturday's primary election.


Japan Observes Anniversary of Hiroshima Atom Bomb

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to advocate for a world without nuclear weapons as his country observed the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.


Gaza Deaths: Naming the Dead

The Gaza Ministry of Health has estimated that 1,875 people died since Israel launched its offensive on Gaza on July 8. Here are their names.


Ukraine Violence Will Affect Millions: U.N.

A senior UN official warned the Security Council that the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine is steadily worsening as power and water supplies become scarce, homes are destroyed and health workers flee.


Ukraine Crisis Looms Over ECB Meeting

Economists say the monetary authority for the 18 euro countries will look to reassure markets that it's ready to add more stimulus if the economy takes a turn for the worse.


U.S. Trade Gap Narrows, Export Value Rises

The U.S. trade deficit fell in June to its lowest level since January as imports dropped sharply and the value of exports hit a record high of $195.9 billion.


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