Our early headlines:
-- FBI Pick Is A Republican With Deep Roots In Law Enforcement
-- New Data Confirm That Economy Isn't Growing As Fast As Hoped
Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 9:53 am
One-and-a-half million Americans today claim Arab ancestry, according to a new Census Bureau report.
That's less than 1 percent of the total U.S. population.
Still, Maryam Asi, a demographer at the Census Bureau who co-wrote the report, says the Arab-American community is "growing," with a 76 percent increase since 1990 and 25 percent increase since 2000.
Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 10:57 am
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate in the first quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday morning.
That basically confirms what the agency said a month ago, when it released its initial estimate for gross domestic product growth in the quarter. Then, it reported the economy had expanded at a 2.5 percent pace.
Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 12:55 pm
There were several emotional moments during Wednesday's nationally broadcast "Healing in the Heartland" benefit concert to raise money for victims of the May 20 tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., and nearby communities.
The newborn boy whose rescue from a sewer pipe in eastern China drew attention around the world earlier this week has been released from a hospital and is now in the care of his mother's family, according to media reports from Beijing.
There's also word that the mother will not be facing any charges. According to The Associated Press: