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  • Kia to open $1-billion auto factory in Mexico

    Kia to open $1-billion auto factory in Mexico
    South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corp. will open a $1-billion auto plant in northern Mexico, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Wednesday. Kia will join other automakers rushing to build cars in Mexico, where low labor costs and extensive free...
  • The anatomy of a cease-fire

    The anatomy of a cease-fire
    After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal. But will the agreement, whose parameters are not...
  • Washington state lauded for cautious approach to pot sales

    WASHINGTON After voters in Washington state and Colorado made history by legalizing marijuana in November 2012, Colorado hit the finish line first, opening its pot stores to big fanfare on Jan. 1 of this year. By contrast, Washington state had a slow and...
  • Obama's approach in confronting Islamic State overlooks Syria

    WASHINGTON Despite two weeks of U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, the Islamic State retains its bloody grip on roughly half of the country and is rolling up new conquests in Syria, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to develop a comprehensive,...
  • Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. military to become Iraq's air force. But he may have little choice. Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the United States withdrew in 2011. Washington...
  • Many who have left U.S. labor force say they would like to return

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over. "I'd be open to anything - learning a new trade or...
  • Minorities likely to define Central Florida's future

     Minorities likely to define Central Florida's future
    Look into the face of Central Florida's future. His hair is as black and shiny as a polished shoe. He has chocolate-brown eyes. He is 2 days old, his name is Jayson Mendez, and he's the second child of his Hispanic mother. He joins a generation that will...
  • Ferguson's mounting racial and economic stress set stage for turmoil

    Ferguson's mounting racial and economic stress set stage for turmoil
    The police shooting of Michael Brown was the spark. But the tinder fueling the anger and resentment that has exploded in Ferguson has been building for decades. The town has seen many middle-class homeowners who eagerly moved to St. Louis' northern...
  • Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define

    Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define
    When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you just assume they're organic? Don't. When you choose an "all natural" chocolate syrup for your kids' ice cream, are you thinking it has less sugar? Read the label. But what about those "natural"...
  • Rick Perry on 'Fox News Sunday'; Missouri governor on 3 shows

    Rick Perry on 'Fox News Sunday'; Missouri governor on 3 shows
    The Sunday morning guest list: Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., will discuss the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the Ferguson protests on NBC's "Meet the Press," CBS' "Face the Nation" and CNN's "State of the Union." Gov. Rick Perry, who was...
  • Shoddy U.S. roads and bridges take a toll on the economy

    Shoddy U.S. roads and bridges take a toll on the economy
    It was a beautiful May afternoon when Donnel Gomes took his week-old silver Mercedes for a spin into the city. He turned onto Broad Street, a main thoroughfare downtown, and … kaboom! The car fell into a huge pothole, blowing its right tire,...
  • Our say: Summer jobs have an important role

    Our say: Summer jobs have an important role
    Last month we paid tribute in this space to the great American summer camp. But learning gaga ball and accumulating mosquito bites probably does less to get the average young person ready for life in the U.S. than the institution reporter Kelcie Pegher...