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  • Obama dining with 4 Kansas City letter writers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess. Obama's Tuesday night gathering comes roughly 48...

  • Gaza official: At least 100 killed Tuesday in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza on Tuesday. The high death toll comes as Israel has escalated its military offensive in the coastal strip. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the toll...

  • Filipino rebels free 4 policemen taken 3 weeks ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Communist guerrillas on Tuesday freed four police officers they abducted from a police station in the southern Philippines three weeks ago, the military said. Regional military commander Maj. Gen. Ricardo Visaya said the New People's Army rebels released the police...

  • UBS sees profits rise, probed over trading system

    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by its core wealth management business, and disclosed it was part of a group of financial companies being investigated over alternative trading systems called "dark pools." UBS...

  • UPS 2Q profit drops, lowers outlook on spending

    ATLANTA (AP) — UPS lowered its outlook for the year as it announced plans to spend more on technology and other enhancements to improve service during peak season. UPS said it will spend $175 million on upgrades that include expanded operations on the day after Thanksgiving and sped-up...

  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

    BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce said it opened a case in June after complaints Microsoft improperly failed to...

  • Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion. The latest results still edged analyst expectations. The New York company said Tuesday it earned $2.91...

  • Entergy 2Q profit climbs 16 percent

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Entergy Corp. (ETR) on Tuesday reported earnings that rose by 16 percent in its second quarter, and fell short of analysts' expectations. The New Orleans-based company said profit after paying preferred dividends increased to $189.4 million, or $1.05 per share, from $163.7...

  • Grounded freighter freed from Lake St. Clair

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a 656-foot freighter that ran aground in a shipping channel of Lake St. Clair has been freed and is en route to Montreal. Lt. Commander Scott Smith says the Federal Rideau, a Hong Kong-flagged ship, was refloated early Tuesday. The Detroit News reports...

  • Madagascar billed as surfing paradise

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Itching to catch a wave? Try Madagascar. The island nation in the Indian Ocean has become the 86th member of the International Surfing Association as part of a drive to promote the sport in Africa, the California-based association said. Madagascar offers more than 4,800...

  • St. Petersburg airport briefly evacuated

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Pulkovo airport in Russia's St. Petersburg was briefly evacuated on Tuesday because of a bomb threat. Transit police of the north-west region said the airport received an anonymous telephone bomb threat at 1.30 p.m. and that a bomb squad was searching the...

  • Hungary's opposition asks EU to protect democracy

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An opposition group says it will ask the European Union to step up its oversight of democracy in Hungary after the prime minster said he wants to transform the country from a liberal democracy into an "illiberal state." Viktor Szigetvari, co-chairman of the E14-PM...

  • Gaza official: At least 100 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes and shelling on Tuesday

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza official: At least 100 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes and shelling on Tuesday.

  • Turkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he made regarding the conflict in Gaza. Turkey's U.S. ambassador wrote to Jack Rosen, president of the...

  • Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian troops killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants, an army spokesman said. The troops killed three militants...



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