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AP Sources: US offers Ukraine $46M in security aid

President Barack Obama will announce $46 million in new security assistance for the Ukrainian military, including equipment to help detect incoming artillery fire. But he will stop short of fulfilling Ukraine's request for lethal aid to help in the fight against Russian-backed separatists.

Ukrainian president asks US for military aid

The president of Ukraine is asking the U.S. to give his soldiers lethal military equipment in its battle against Russian-backed separatists, saying that one cannot win the war or keep the peace with blankets and night vision goggles.

Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.

Intel chief: Al-Qaida cell in Syria poses threat

The U.S. director of national intelligence says a group of al-Qaida fighters in Syria poses a potential threat to the U.S. equal to that of the Islamic State militants.

US to train veterans to install solar panels

The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday.

Volatile apartment sector reduces US home building

U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction, a larger and more stable portion of the market, fell only modestly.

How states fared on unemployment benefit claims

Substantially fewer people sought unemployment benefits last week, which often points to employers feeling more confident about the economy and hiring more workers.

APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer

North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.

House Democrats' campaign arm still has $55M saved

House Democrats' campaign arm spent heavily last month but still has almost $55 million left in the bank for an uphill fight against the Republican majority, party officials said Thursday.

Iowa Democrats say there's room for a non-Clinton

Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have a gnawing desire for someone else.

Orman business tie part of Kansas Senate race

Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings are facing new scrutiny in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board member sentenced to federal prison for insider trading.

Orman business tie part of Kansas Senate race

Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings faced new scrutiny Wednesday in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board member sentenced to federal prison for insider trading.

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.

USDA approves new modified corn, soybean seeds

The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer.

Obama praises House vote on arming Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama praised a House vote Wednesday granting him authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, calling it an important step toward confronting the Islamic State group.

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