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  • Argentina defends plan to pay creditors outside US

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina will make its next round of scheduled debt payments, the economy minister said Wednesday as he defended a new plan to pay creditors locally and avoid the jurisdiction of a U.S. court that forced the country into default last month. Under legislation that...

  • Judge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy...

  • Thai army ruler expected to become new premier

    BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, the country's military ruler is poised to take up the post of prime minister. The junta-appointed legislature is expected to hold a vote in Bangkok on Thursday naming the 60-year-old Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to the...

  • Casino workers turn to prayer to save their jobs

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — They've turned to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and union reps to try to save their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close soon. Now, hundreds of soon-to-be unemployed dealers, cocktail servers and hotel workers are turning to what many say...

  • Brazil Socialists name Silva as new candidate

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmentalist Marina Silva announced Wednesday that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil's Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash. Silva, who had been Eduardo Campos' vice presidential running mate, met with...

  • UN Council members reject NKorea meeting request

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Security Council members are rejecting North Korea's request for a meeting to protest joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises. North Korea sent a letter to the council on July 21 requesting the meeting. British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant told reporters...

  • APNewsBreak: B ofA reaches $17B settlement with US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday. One of the officials, who...

  • US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday. Officials said...

  • Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the...

  • Why Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much. In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dollar. Inflated figures make sensational headlines...

  • New England governors' energy effort on hold

    BOSTON (AP) — A nearly year-long effort by New England's governors to collectively address the region's high energy costs is on hold now that some have voiced concerns about the initiative's dual strategy of importing Canadian hydropower and investing in new natural gas pipelines. Energy...

  • Colorado mountain resorts have record summer

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's mountain resorts have had record-setting visits this summer. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1BDGRXp ) that lodging revenues are up about 7 percent this summer compared to last summer. That's according to DestiMetrics, a Denver-based travel research firm. The...

  • Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are looking for two people whose selfies appeared in the online storage account of a Southern California burglary victim. Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Joshua Dubin says investigators don't know if the people in the photos are the burglars, but...

  • Mormon school removes gay-marriage cards at store

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday. Placed by Hallmark, the cards reading "Mr. and Mr." and "Mrs. and Mrs." were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them after photos surfaced online. The...

  • UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes names, card numbers and postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

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  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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