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Rising industrial output has been a key driver for the economy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Factory activity expanded in January at the fastest pace in nearly seven years, as manufacturers reported a sharp jump in new orders.


The storm could cover up to a third of the nation in brutal winter weather

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- As a monster storm began to bear down on the middle of the nation Tuesday, those in its frigid and dangerous path could only hope it wouldn't live up to the hype.


With two scary hits on a single Sunday -- and with the fines, attention and acrimony that followed -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison became the symbol of a season in which the NFL tried to make clear what is and isn't the right way to tackle.


Reduce daily sodium intake to little more than half a teaspoon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is telling half of the U.S. population to drastically cut their daily salt intake.
That's the advice to consumers — and the food industry — as the government issues new dietary guidelines, which are the recommendations behind the popular food pyramid.


Storm believed to be bigger than some Midwest cities have seen in years

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A monster winter storm bigger than some Midwest cities have seen in years slogged toward the nation's midsection Monday as the region geared up its defenses against a potentially deadly mix of sleet, snow and ice.


Thomas Jefferson's 'nullification' gave states ultimate say in constitutional matters

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Republican lawmakers in nearly a dozen states are reaching into the dusty annals of American history to fight President Obama's health care overhaul.


Jon Burge case hinged on torture, abuse over decades

A former Chicago police official is convicted of lying about the torture of suspects


Move to deny citizenship to descendants of tribal members' black slaves

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Cherokee Nation on Tuesday asked the tribe's highest court to restore a constitutional amendment approved by voters that would deny citizenship to non-Native American descendants of tribal members' former black slaves.


The discovery of two "drug catapults" in the Mexican state of Sonora marks the latest twist in the cat-and-mouse game traffickers play with authorities.


The economy gained strength at the end of last year as Americans spent at the fastest pace in four years and U.S. companies sold more overseas. The growth is boosting hopes for a stronger 2011. But it remains too weak to ease high unemployment.


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