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  • After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday. The poll, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey...

  • Versatile Viggo speaks French in 'Far From Men'

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Is there a language Viggo Mortensen doesn't speak? The multilingual Danish-American actor has performed in everything from English to Elvish. Now he tackles French — as well the power of silence — in Venice Film Festival entry "Far From Men," a stark story about two men, a...

  • Yemeni president dismisses Cabinet to ease tension

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Yemeni president on Tuesday dismissed the Cabinet, firing the prime minister for the first time in two years, while partially reversing an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the...

  • Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served. He spent two...

  • Euro continues descent ahead of ECB meeting

    LONDON (AP) — The euro fell to a one-year low against the dollar on Tuesday as it continued to lose support amid speculation the European Central Bank could start pumping more money into the ailing eurozone economy to spur growth. The bank, which oversees monetary policy for the 18 countries...

  • Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico. Weymouth, a member of the Graham family that owned the Post for 80 years, announced Tuesday that she will leave the Post after serving...

  • ADM selling chocolate business to Cargill

    CHICAGO (AP) — Archer Daniels Midland Co. is selling its global chocolate business to Cargill for $440 million. The agribusiness company said Tuesday that the sale will give it the opportunity to redeploy capital to other areas and improve its returns. Cargill said that ADM's chocolate...

  • Alaska Airlines adds Baltimore flights to Seattle

    LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is celebrating the addition of new service to Seattle. On Tuesday, Alaska Airlines is starting new service between BWI and Seattle. The airline is adding a daily nonstop flight from Seattle to Baltimore and a...

  • Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom. Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki did not give any details about the alleged...

  • Germany opens memorial to Nazis' disabled victims

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Tuesday inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless." The transparent 24-meter (79-foot) blue glass wall outside the Berlin Philharmonic concert hall is near...

  • US stock market edges higher at open

    U.S. stocks are slightly higher in early trading as investors await the actions of global central banks. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up one point, or a fraction of a percent, to 17,099 as of 9:32 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up two points, or 0.1...

  • Conn's 2Q profit misses, cuts full-year outlook

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Conn's fiscal second-quarter net income fell 8 percent as expenses rose. The Woodlands, Texas-based retailer's profit came in below analysts' estimates, and it cut its full-year profit guidance. The stock tumbled before the market open on Tuesday. Conn's earned...

  • State holds first tax-free sportsmen holiday

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you're a sportsman, this weekend is your holiday. Mississippi's inaugural tax-free holiday will begin Friday. It runs through Sunday. The Legislature passed a law creating an annual tax-free weekend in September. The law went into effect on July 1. The holiday will be...

  • New Mexico utility plans to request rate increase

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Co. of New Mexico plans to ask state regulators for a rate increase for the utility's electricity customers. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1lwe9CZ ) reports that PNM wants to recover costs for investment in power plants and other infrastructure,...

  • Halliburton reaches $1.1B oil spill settlement

    HOUSTON (AP) — Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The settlement, which is subject to court approval, will be paid into a trust until appeals are resolved over the next two years....



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