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  • China bladder trade sending porpoise to extinction

    Friday, Aug 1, 3:06 pm
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Gillnet fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez has pushed the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, to the brink of extinction, according to an environmental report published... Read more...
  • Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating

    Friday, Aug 1, 3:06 pm
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Moody's ratings agency late Friday upgraded Greece's government bond rating, predicting a gradual decline of its massive national debt.The agency is also citing a continued... Read more...
  • US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

    Friday, Aug 1, 2:48 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.Employers... Read more...
  • S&P 500 has its worst week in 2 years

    Friday, Aug 1, 2:24 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks fell for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years.Investors found little reason to move... Read more...
  • House moves toward vote on border bill

    Friday, Aug 1, 2:18 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion Friday, preparing to pass it after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that... Read more...
  • Sierra Leone cyclist cleared of Ebola at Glasgow

    Friday, Aug 1, 2:12 pm
    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Reacting to sensationalistic headlines such as "Ebola Terror at Commonwealth Games" in a British newspaper, officials said on Friday that a Sierra Leone cyclist passed tests... Read more...
  • NKorea seeks UN meeting on US-SKorea drills

    Friday, Aug 1, 2:12 pm
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea asked Friday for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to protest upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises, saying they increase the danger of war... Read more...
  • Law changed to allow 'unlocking' cellphones

    Friday, Aug 1, 2:00 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers.President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Friday making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission... Read more...
  • Justice Dept seeks appeal in health overhaul case

    Friday, Aug 1, 1:54 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department asked a full federal appeals court Friday to take up a case that has endangered subsidies helping millions of low- and middle-income people to afford their... Read more...
  • Uruguayan pot marketplace may go up in smoke

    Friday, Aug 1, 1:42 pm
    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguay's plan to create the world's first national, government-regulated marketplace for legal pot may be going up in smoke.Delays in implementing the plan are putting... Read more...
  • Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'

    Friday, Aug 1, 1:30 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set... Read more...
  • Obama: US takes Ebola outbreak in Africa seriously

    Friday, Aug 1, 1:13 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he is taking the Ebola outbreak in Africa seriously. He says the United States is taking precautions for next week's U.S.-African summit in the nation's... Read more...
  • US condemns 'outrageous' Gaza truce violations

    Friday, Aug 1, 1:12 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Friday condemned violations of the internationally-brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and said the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier... Read more...
  • UN chief blames Hamas for breaking cease-fire

    Friday, Aug 1, 1:12 pm
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon blamed Hamas on Friday for violating the cease-fire in Gaza and demanded the immediate and unconditional release of an Israeli soldier reportedly... Read more...
  • Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty

    Friday, Aug 1, 1:12 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday that the United States remains deeply concerned that Russia is ramping up support for pro-Russian separatists in... Read more...
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