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Jobless claims rise

More people filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week, signaling little improvement in the job market in August.

Half of mortgage borrowers under 40 are underwater

Rising home prices helped nearly one million homeowners emerge from being underwater on their mortgages during the second quarter. But younger homeowners are still struggling to stay afloat, according to report from Zillow.

Haiti sits in strengthening Isaac's path

Tropical Storm Isaac, currently moving through the Caribbean south of Puerto Rico, is on a path that could lead it to vulnerable Haiti at hurricane strength Friday night.

$1 billion in pot destroyed in raids on federal lands

More than $1 billion worth of marijuana has been uprooted from federal lands during a two-month operation targeting illegal pot farms, federal authorities announced Tuesday.

Survey: 17% of high schoolers drink, smoke, use drugs during school day

About 17% of American high school students drink, smoke or use drugs during the school day, a new survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University says.

Martin Luther King Jr. interview found in Tennessee attic

In a dusty old attic in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Stephon Tull was rummaging through dilapidated boxes left there by his father many years before, when he came across an interesting find.

Tropical Storm Isaac a concern as GOP convention nears

Tropical Storm Isaac churned away in the Atlantic Ocean early Wednesday, forecast to strengthen into a hurricane and posing a potential threat to the GOP convention in Florida next week.

West Virginia ranked as No. 1 school -- for partygoers

Perhaps right now in Morgantown, West Virginia, they are raising a glass, or rather a mug, to celebrate their No. 1 ranking from the Princeton Review.

AAA: More travelers to hit the road during Labor Day weekend

Despite the recent uptick in gas prices, the last major travel holiday of the summer is expected to be busier.

Woman held captive in Philadelphia basement for a decade sues city

A 20 year old woman whose aunt allegedly beat her and held her captive for a decade in the basement of a Philadelphia apartment building has sued the city, claiming her ordeal could have been avoided if officials had acted appropriately.