The Institute for Supply Management said its services index rose to 58.7 last month, the highest since December 2005, from 56.0 in June. The reading blew past economists' forecasts for 56.3, according to a Reuters survey.
OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — Lawyers for a man accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl who returned home nine months later want a judge to preserve his house, a storage unit and other evidence collected by the state.
HONOLULU (AP) — When a pallet full of bottled water ran out at a Honolulu warehouse store Tuesday, shoppers loading up on supplies ahead of a hurricane and tropical storm barreling toward Hawaii hovered around until a worker refilled it. Then, it quickly emptied again.