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WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in April, one month after topping the 1 million mark for the first time since 2008. But most of the decline was in apartment construction, which tends to vary sharply from month to month.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, the most since late March. The jump came a week after applications had reached a five-year low.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House release of some 100 pages of emails and notes about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year has failed to satisfy congressional Republicans, who are demanding more information.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House and Senate Agriculture Committees have laid the groundwork this week for reducing the size of the federal food stamp program, approving farm bills that would shrink the food aid and alter the way people qualify for it.
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) -- A rash of tornados whirled through small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds homeless. The violent spring storm threw trailers onto cars, blew windows from houses and scattered bodies far from their homes.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reporting a slim 1.1 percent increase in first-quarter profit as the world's largest retailer struggled with a sales slump in its namesake business.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't look for the outcry over the Internal Revenue Service's improper targeting of tea party groups to subside with the ouster of the agency's acting commissioner.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- So you didn't win Wednesday's $360 million Powerball jackpot? Make that you and everyone else.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Authorities have arrested the suspect wanted in a Mother's Day parade shooting that wounded 19 people in New Orleans, police said.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Last in the American League in hitting and scoring, the Chicago White Sox started to find some offense this week in Minnesota. Adam Dunn’s big bat has been a key part of that. Dunn homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs, powering the White Sox past the Twins 9-4 on Wednesday. The nine runs are a season high. “Pitching obviously wins you games, but as far as the energy level and things like that, if the team is hitting, then the energy level will be up,” Dunn said, adding: “Hopefully it carries over and this is the sta