• Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

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    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor. That's likely to be the case more than ever Friday when the International Olympic Committee chooses between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, for...

  • Lower oil prices push Italian oil company Eni to 2Q loss

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    MILAN (AP) — Italian oil and gas company Eni says it lost 113 million euros ($124 million) in the second quarter due to a sharp decline in oil prices. Eni said Thursday that the loss compared with a net profit of 658 million euros in the same period last year. Eni cited a 44 percent...

  • Panicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang up

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 911 caller said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to "deal with it yourself" and hung up as she sought aid. Seventeen-year-old Esperanza Quintero told The Associated...

  • Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said Wednesday as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere. Sin City already has...

  • Senate poised to approve 3-month extension to highway bill

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a Friday deadline, the Senate is on track to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care, leaving a raft of unresolved issues for a jam-packed congressional agenda in the fall. The Senate plans to take up a House-passed bill on Thursday that would...

  • APNewsBreak: Gov't finds health law co-ops awash in red ink

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats fed up with the health insurance industry used President Barack Obama's overhaul to create nonprofit co-ops that would compete against entrenched corporations. Taxpayers put up $2.4 billion in loans to get the co-ops going. But a government audit out...

  • Deutsche Bank profits rise, but hurt by litigation costs

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    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank's net profit rose in the second quarter, but legal expenses stemming from investigations of the bank's past conduct also increased and the bank's new co-CEO said its financial performance was unsatisfactory. John Cryan said Thursday that...

  • California to release June water-savings report amid drought

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators were expected Thursday to announce how much water cities conserved in June — the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought. The disclosure comes after the state's largest cities already announced they met or exceeded mandatory...

  • Perry dials back Christian appeal in Iowa, cites job record

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    CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — In a switch from four years ago, Rick Perry is no longer making an all-out appeal to Iowa evangelicals a centerpiece of his Republican presidential campaign. Instead, he's talking up his executive experience and strong job-creation record when he was Texas...

  • Health agency says 2 Ohioans diagnosed with West Nile virus

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health says two people recently diagnosed with West Nile virus are the first reported cases in the state this year. The agency issued a statement Wednesday that says a 34-year-old man in Cuyahoga County was diagnosed with the virus after...

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