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U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. It was the latest sign that the U.S. economy is further strengthening and outpacing other major economies around the world.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that jobs were up by 295,000 in February, the 12th consecutive month the economy has added more than 200,000 jobs. The unemployment rate also fell to 5.5 percent, the lowest it has been since May...

Updated at 8:26 AM

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case filed by Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams challenging Gov. Tom Wolf’s so-called “moratorium” on executions.

Updated at 8:16 AM

Last year’s biggest hit, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1," comes to home video this week, along with Oscar nominee "Foxcatcher."

Updated at 8:09 AM

March is National Nutrition Month, and it’s a great time to examine your eating habits and make sure your eating habits are keeping you healthy and happy. Enlist some help from some handy apps that can help you track what you’re putting into your...

Posted at 7:43 AM

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Saturday is shaping up as a day of celebration, recognition and remembrances for Glenn Betts, who, on the eve of his 100th birthday, says he feels great.Born March 6, 1915, in a farmhouse on what is now Blue Ridge Boulevard, the lifelong...

Posted at 5:52 AM

WHAT: Blue Springs City Theatre presents “Alice in Wonderland.”After a young girl follows a white rabbit down a hole, she stumbles into the fantastical world of Wonderland; where she encounters a bevy of wild...

Posted at 5:45 AM

The “Till We Meet Again” exhibit one of many Truman events coming up in the next few months. Others include:• March 23 – “When Kansas City Went to War,” part of the Truman Forum...

Posted at 5:16 AM

It was a year of triumph, transition and no small degree of trepidation for America and for the Man from Independence, Harry Truman.That year, 1945, is the focus of an upcoming Truman Library exhibit, one of several ways that the 70th...

Posted at 5:15 AM

  When you plan to build a barn, it may be intended to serve one or more purposes -- to shelter your livestock; to act as a...

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