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  • Australia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team, the Australian prime minister said Friday. Australia has 90 federal police officers in Europe ready to be...

  • French president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found

    PARIS (AP) — French president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found.

  • Oil price slips below $102 a barrel

    The price of oil slipped below $102 a barrel on Friday, falling for a second day after spiking on lower U.S. inventories and tensions in the Ukraine and the Middle East. Benchmark U.S. crude for September delivery was down 10 cents to $101.97 at 0555 GMT in electronic trading on the New York...

  • US Commerce chief to pump for Export-Import Bank

    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Secretary of Commerce is joining a Connecticut business executive and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy to pump up support for a banking agency targeted for elimination by conservative Republicans. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is scheduled to join the Democratic...

  • Boone has lowest June county jobless rate in Ky.

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The state says Boone County had the lowest unemployment rate among Kentucky's 120 counties in June. The rate in the northern Kentucky county was 5.5 percent. Kenton County, also in northern Kentucky, had the second-lowest rate at 5.8 percent. Next were Campbell, Larue...

  • Kokomo airport runway extension almost completed

    KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A project to extend the main runway at a Kokomo Municipal Airport so it can accommodate larger jets is nearing completion. Airport Manager Frank Cade says work extending the runway from 5,200 feet to 6,000 feet should be finished within the next month. Cade tells the...

  • Grocery store to open in spring employing 65 to 75

    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Brooks Grocery plans a 27,000-square-foot supermarket that will employ 65 to 75 people in west Tupelo. Owner Brooks Davis tells the Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/1nFemUw ) that the store should open in the spring, and will be his company flagship. He says he had been...

  • Donelon: Ridesharing drivers should check coverage

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is urging potential drivers for ridesharing services like Uber to make sure they closely check their insurance policies before signing up with one of the companies. The companies use mobile application software to link people needing...

  • Ferry owner backs Detroit River bridge

    DETROIT (AP) — The owner of a little-know ferry operation that carries cargo banned from the Ambassador Bridge across the Detroit River says he favors a new bridge at the border even though it could end his business. The Detroit News reports ( http://bit.ly/1me4DhE ) that Gregg Ward and his...

  • Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

    ATLANTA (AP) — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour. "We developed the Battle of Atlanta mobile application in...

  • China pork giant WH Group makes 2nd IPO attempt

    HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese pork giant WH Group is taking a second run at going public with a scaled-back share offering after abandoning its first IPO attempt because of sagging investor demand. The company, which bought U.S. producer Smithfield Foods last year, said Friday it would sell 2.6...

  • US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. The plan would involve screening youths in Honduras,...

  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. The plane, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from...

  • Sri Lankan asylum seekers to be taken to Australia

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's immigration minister says Sri Lankan asylum seekers who have been languishing on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks will temporarily be brought to the mainland. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's announcement Friday comes amid a court challenge and...

  • S.Korea lab fails to find out how ferry owner died

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's state-run forensic lab said Friday it has failed to determine the cause of death for a fugitive billionaire blamed for April's ferry disaster, amid mounting public criticism that authorities didn't identify his body for a long time and still continued a...



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