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  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

    Thursday, Jul 31, 12:12 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that... Read more...
  • China allows foreign reporters at news conference

    Thursday, Jul 31, 12:12 am
    BEIJING (AP) -- Not many years ago, foreign reporters in China trying to call the country's secretive military couldn't even get a connection because phone numbers assigned to the journalists were barred... Read more...
  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 11:54 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep... Read more...
  • What's in bill to overhaul VA

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 11:54 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is set to adopt a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make it easier to fire senior executives... Read more...
  • Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 11:54 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is pushing government contractors to stop violating labor laws if they want to keep taking federal money.The White House says Obama will sign an executive... Read more...
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 11:42 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in... Read more...
  • Landslide buries Indian village; at least 25 dead

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 11:18 pm
    MALIN, India (AP) -- Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India,... Read more...
  • Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 11:06 pm
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military said Thursday it was calling up another 16,000 reserves, a move that allows it to substantially widen its 23-day campaign against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip.The... Read more...
  • Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 10:54 pm
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve... Read more...
  • Asian markets drift after US Fed stays course

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 10:06 pm
    MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Asian stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to... Read more...
  • Landslide buries Indian village; at least 24 dead

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 10:00 pm
    MALIN, India (AP) -- Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India,... Read more...
  • First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 9:30 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is... Read more...
  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 9:30 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional... Read more...
  • Australian leaders differ on Russian role in war

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 9:06 pm
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister and foreign minister on Thursday sent mixed messages on whether Russia was frustrating Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies... Read more...
  • As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 9:06 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year.That was the general view of analysts Wednesday after... Read more...
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