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  • Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting the latest effort to sidetrack "Obamacare," a federal appeals court turned away a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act. Pacific Legal Foundation and a small-business owner,...

  • Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday. The U.S. penalties follow tougher sanctions agreed to by European Union leaders earlier in the day. According to the Treasury Department, the U.S....

  • Institute: NKorea upgrading rocket launch site

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. research institute says North Korea is upgrading its main rocket launch site and has conducted a series of engine tests as it develops a mobile, intercontinental missile that could threaten the U.S. The findings are based on satellite photos of the west coast site of...

  • Bill to sanction Venezuela takes step forward

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that seeks to punish Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses has surmounted another hurdle in the Senate. Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said Tuesday he withdrew his objection to the legislation after Venezuela secured the release of an official...

  • Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry him and said he will continue to work toward that goal because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him to. "I have taken hits...

  • U.S.: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Tuesday said Russia has "not shown a shred of evidence" that it is willing to help end the violence between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government that is trying to maintain its sovereignty. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a new...

  • US concerned by Iranian arrests of journalists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. nuclear negotiator says she is concerned by reports Iran has arrested four journalists, including three Americans. Wendy Sherman says Tehran should release them immediately. Iran confirmed last week it detained the journalists. The Washington Post said its...

  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty...

  • Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday. Scientists blame rising seas, saying this is one of the ways global warming is changing...

  • US says Russian testing violated 1987 missile treaty, calls breach 'very serious matter'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US says Russian testing violated 1987 missile treaty, calls breach 'very serious matter'



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