The Labor Department's monthly jobs survey had some mixed results for July. The economy added 162,000 new jobs, a bit below expectations, and the unemployment rate ticked down slightly, from 7.6 percent to 7.4.
The Cleveland man who pleaded guilty to 937 charges related to his kidnapping and imprisonment of three women between 2002 and May of this year was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole.
Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private who leaked classified documents to the website Wikileaks in 2010, was acquitted Tuesday of aiding the enemy, the most serious of the many charges brought against him. He will still go to jail, though, likely for a very long time, because he was convicted of numerous lesser charges.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Monday that it executed an extensive operation over the weekend that led to the arrest of 150 people on child-prostitution charges and the rescue of 105 children.
A bill in the Texas legislature that would impose some of the strongest restrictions on abortion in the country failed to pass before a midnight deadline on Tuesday, following extraordinary events in the State Senate that lasted all day.
Job growth in May beat economists' expectations, coming in at 175,000 new positions added, which aligns closely with the yearly average. The unemployment rate rose ever so slightly, from 7.5 percent to 7.6 percent, a result of more people entering the work force, according to the Labor Department.
Late Wednesday night, a 61-year-old woman was found alive amid the rubble of a collapsed building in Philadelphia and taken to a nearby hospital where she remains in critical condition. The search for other survivors has been halted as of Thursday morning.
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