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The grocery industry is in an intense price war. Two German competitors — Aldi and Lidl — are a major driving force. They're known for very low prices, and they're planning scores of new U.S. stores.
Sept. 27, 2017
The Jones Act restricts shipping of goods between U.S. coasts to American ships. But the island, a U.S. territory, is struggling to recover after Hurricane Maria and needs more supplies.
Sept. 27, 2017
The central African country has good relations with Washington and has been a partner in the regional fight against terrorism. Chadians are puzzled.
Sept. 27, 2017
In 2015, black youths were five times more likely than white youths to be incarcerated — the widest disparity since the start of the century. But advocates say crime rates are not to blame.
Sept. 27, 2017
The damage left by Hurricane Maria has disabled running water for many in Puerto Rico. People are driving to mountain springs to fill empty soda bottles and heading to rivers to do their laundry.
Sept. 27, 2017
They're better educated than men and have lower rates of unemployment. Yet they still run up against the patriarchy. A group called Women for Change wants to change that.
Sept. 27, 2017
Amos Yee was detained by the U.S. government for months longer than he was imprisoned by Singapore, despite a federal immigration judge's ruling in March that initially granted his asylum request.
Sept. 27, 2017
A group of aviation companies and advocacy groups, backed by Boeing, have announced a competition to develop a safe and easy-to-use personal flying vehicle in the next two years.
Sept. 27, 2017
With schools in Puerto Rico shut down, school districts on the U.S. mainland are getting ready to help relocate students displaced by Hurricane Maria.
Sept. 27, 2017
After months of private negotiation, President Trump and GOP congressional leaders have revealed the outline of their tax plan. It calls for cuts in both individual and corporate tax rates.
Sept. 27, 2017
The former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice could give leaders of his own Republican Party plenty of headaches if he wins the general election in December. The first blow came Tuesday.
Sept. 27, 2017
China's Muslim-minority Uighurs often face persecution and suspicion. But their popularity has grown in recent years as models. "Not to brag, but we are very good-looking," says one Uighur model.
Sept. 27, 2017
Also: Thailand's ex-prime minister is sentenced to prison; rockets hit Kabul's airport after Mattis passes through; and rights groups claim the Saudi-led blockade is hurting Yemeni civilians.
Sept. 27, 2017
Some growers say that President Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric has made a chronic worker shortage even worse.
Sept. 27, 2017
Militant fighters fired several rockets that exploded at or near Hamid Karzai International Airport, hours after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived. No injuries have been reported.
Sept. 27, 2017
Yingluck Shinawatra has fled Thailand; she faced charges over corruption in her government's handling of rice deals with Chinese state enterprises that cost Thailand billions of dollars.
Sept. 27, 2017
MRI and CT scans done at hospitals for outpatients are often too expensive, says the firm, which insures patients in 14 states. The shift in policy won't apply to mammograms or X-rays, Anthem says.
Sept. 27, 2017
Joey Odoms had been singing the anthem at Baltimore home game since 2014. His resignation came two days after several Ravens took a knee during the anthem before a game against the Jaguars in London.
Sept. 27, 2017
The explosion of these cozy craft breweries has happened as states relax laws to allow them direct-to-consumer retail rights, meaning the majority of their revenue no longer has to come from food.
Sept. 27, 2017
If Republicans and Democrats work together to solve a few critical challenges in the health insurance market, it will stabilize, says Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson.
Sept. 27, 2017

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