Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talks
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 10:30 am
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal.
Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 10:26 am
Problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama’s executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold, the Justice Department said in newly filed court documents.
Ukraine calls on Russia to negotiate end to war in east
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 10:12 am
Ukraine’s foreign minister is calling on Russia to come to “real negotiations” about a cease-fire and stabilization in Ukraine’s war-torn east which will require fair elections that are internationally monitored.
Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after lion killing
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 10:11 am
Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the country’s wildlife authority said Saturday.
CDC’s top modeler courts controversy with disease estimate
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 9:40 am
Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention.
Pilot killed in display plane crash at festival in England
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 9:35 am
An aerobatic stunt plane plummeted to the ground during a routine at a car and music festival in northwest England Saturday, killing the pilot.
Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women’s prison
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 9:08 am
A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women’s prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase.
Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all ’16 campaign cash
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 8:58 am
It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks.
Luxury Home Auctions Glance
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 8:39 am
generally 3 percent — and all costs for closing the sale. Sellers will typically pay an up-front marketing fee, which ranges from about $45,000 to $250,000. The fee is usually wrapped back into the sale, so the seller gets the money back.
Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 8:28 am
Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they’re ready to downsize and possibly move to nearby Vail.
Oklahoma suburb searching for answers after fatal stabbings
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 8:15 am
In the dim of morning, there isn’t much to see at the house on Magnolia Court. Garage door’s up. There’s a Corvette parked inside and a burgundy GMC Yukon XL parked behind it in the driveway.
Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 8:03 am
Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.
Obama gets early start on 54th birthday celebration
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 7:56 am
President Barack Obama is getting a head start on turning a year older.
Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 7:50 am
When Cecil the lion’s carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week.