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Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

By ROD McGUIRK
Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while his government is...full story
updated 2014-07-30 09:01 AM
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Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia
By ROD McGUIRK
Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while his government is....Fullstory

2014-07-30 09:01 AM

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By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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2014-07-30 09:01 AM

San Francisco political adviser pleads not guilty

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A California political consultant charged with bribery, racketeering and other counts in a sweeping indictment that names a state senator has....Fullstory

2014-07-30 06:01 AM

US House panel condemns Obama for prisoner swap
By DONNA CASSATA
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the May swap of five Taliban leaders for....Fullstory

2014-07-30 06:01 AM

Institute: NKorea upgrading rocket launch site
By MATTHEW PENNINGTON
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea is upgrading its main rocket launch site and has conducted a series of engine tests as it develops a mobile,....Fullstory

2014-07-30 06:01 AM

Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment
By PHILIP ELLIOTT
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Impeaching President Barack Obama may be highly unlikely, but election-year chatter about it among conservatives has helped Democrats raise $1 million on....Fullstory

2014-07-30 03:42 AM

US appeals panel strikes down state's abortion law
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- A U.S. appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. The....Fullstory

2014-07-30 03:01 AM

US ends effort to reclaim mummy mask for Egypt
By JIM SALTER
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody fight will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now....Fullstory

2014-07-30 03:01 AM

Canada: Chinese hackers infiltrated government org
By ROB GILLIES
Associated Press

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2014-07-30 03:01 AM

Activists: Syrian rebels detonate tunnels, kill 13

Associated Press

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2014-07-30 03:01 AM

Texas system picks admiral as finalist
By JIM VERTUNO
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist....Fullstory

2014-07-30 09:01 AM

Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda
By DAVID CRARY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in....Fullstory

2014-07-30 06:01 AM

Admiral: World getting 'numb' to NKorean missiles
By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The admiral in charge of U.S. forces in the Pacific says North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its....Fullstory

2014-07-30 06:01 AM

US: Japan, SKorea strains hurting their security
By MATTHEW PENNINGTON
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Strained relations between American allies Japan and South Korea are hurting military cooperation, including on missile defense, despite the common threat they....Fullstory

2014-07-30 06:01 AM

US bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas port
By EMILY SCHMALL
Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A U.S. judge has ordered the seizure of a vessel carrying about 1 million barrels of Kurdish crude oil about....Fullstory

2014-07-30 03:42 AM

Bill to sanction Venezuela takes step forward
By LUIS ALONSO LUGO
Associated Press

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2014-07-30 03:22 AM

Chile summons ambassador over Gaza offensive

Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chile's government is summoning its ambassador home from Tel Aviv for consultations and is condemning what it calls the worsening of....Fullstory

2014-07-30 03:01 AM

JPMorgan paying $650K to settle CFTC charges

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- JPMorgan Chase will pay $650,000 to settle charges by federal regulators that it filed inaccurate reports on the trading positions of some....Fullstory

2014-07-30 03:01 AM

Mother of slain Mexican teen sues US Border Patrol
By ASTRID GALVAN
Associated Press

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) -- The mother of a Mexican teen who was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent nearly two years ago....Fullstory

2014-07-30 03:01 AM

Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism
By MATTHEW LEE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas d do....Fullstory

2014-07-30 03:01 AM

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