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  • German vice chancellor: press Russian oligarchs

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Europe should take aim at rich businesspeople who support Russia's government as it increases pressure on Moscow over its actions in Ukraine, Germany's vice chancellor said Sunday. European Union foreign ministers last week ordered the preparation of stepped-up...

  • Suspected al-Qaida attack kills 2 troops in Yemen

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A car bomb targeting army posts in southern Yemen killed two soldiers Sunday, officials said, an attack authorities blamed on the country's local al-Qaida branch. Military officials said forces also foiled two other attacks by suspected al-Qaida militants,...

  • State media: Car bomb in central Syria kills 7

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A car bomb exploded Sunday in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least seven people, the country's state news agency reported. State news agency SANA said the vehicle targeted the Arman neighborhood, home to mostly minority Christians and Alawites,...

  • Kayakers find body in Crystal River near Redstone

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    REDSTONE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are working to identify a body found in the Crystal River near Redstone. The Pitkin County coroner says two volunteer kayakers from Gunnison County found the body Saturday and helped recover it from the river. A Carbondale man has been missing...

  • Quinn, Rauner budget plans leave questions

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois governor candidates have been ridiculing each other's budget plans, with Republican Bruce Rauner accusing Gov. Pat Quinn of leading a "tax-happy" state and the Chicago Democrat countering that Rauner's proposal to cut income taxes will lead to painful cuts...

  • Bills aim to bring family law into 21st century

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers will consider updating family law and parental rights to keep up with the evolving nature of families when they return from summer break. Bitter, high-profile disputes have inspired legislators to modernize laws molded for "Leave it to...

  • Unarmed Aussie police to help secure Ukraine site

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Unarmed Australian police will be sent to the site in rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine where the Malaysian airliner came down as part of a Dutch-led police force to secure the area and help recover victims' remains, Australia's prime minister said...

  • In NY race, niche issues become political parties

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is well aware of the gambit. In the 1994 gubernatorial race, 54,000 votes cast on the "Tax Cut Now" ballot line created by Republicans to highlight New York's heavy tax load helped relatively unknown Republican state Sen. George...

  • Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The swelling ranks of Americans adopting gluten-free diets have given rise to another hot trend: people calling the whole thing a bunch of baloney. And then requesting that the baloney be sandwiched between two pieces of white bread. Served with a cookie for...

  • Missouri congressional hopefuls run on low budgets

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's eight Congress members hold a huge cash advantage over their challengers. Heading into the final few weeks before the Aug. 5 primaries, incumbent Congress members were sitting on nearly $5 million in campaign cash. By contrast, their 38...

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