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  • UN: 9 aid trucks enter Syria without government OK

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nine trucks carrying food and other supplies crossed into Syria through a Turkish checkpoint Thursday — the first to do so under a U.N. resolution authorizing cross-border aid deliveries without Syrian government approval. Amanda Pitt, spokeswoman for the U.N. Office...

  • 3 charged in Nicaragua bus attacks that killed 5

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Three men have been charged with murder and organized crime in the weekend attacks on two buses carrying supporters of Nicaragua's governing party that left five people dead and 28 wounded, the country's top prosecutor said Thursday. Attorney General Ana Julia Guido...

  • Burkina Faso official says wreckage, remains from missing air Algerie flight found in Mali

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso official says wreckage, remains from missing air Algerie flight found in Mali .

  • In Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border

    CAIRO (AP) — In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel, even though that's the country it is firing rockets at. The militant group that rules Gaza is demanding Egypt open its border with the tiny, blockaded strip of territory. Even as it presents...

  • Obama: FAA took 'prudent action' on Israel flights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Federal Aviation Administration took "prudent action" in temporarily banning U.S. flights in and out of Israel. Obama says decisions on airline safety are not made on the basis of politics or alliances. He noted that the FAA ban came on the...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare WASHINGTON (AP) — The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for...

  • US: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday accused Russia of firing artillery from its territory into Ukraine to hit Ukrainian military sites and asserted that Moscow is boosting its supply of weaponry to pro-Russian separatists. "We have new evidence that the Russians intend to...

  • Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers. "I don't care if it's legal," Obama declared. "It's...

  • FDA reviewing what could be first biosimilar drug

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing research data on what could become the first U.S.-approved "biosimilar" drug, a cheaper, sort-of generic version of a biologic drug. Nearly five years after Congress passed a law enabling future approval of biosimilars, for...

  • Officials require more supports beneath oil pipes

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two oil pipelines at the bottom the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan will get additional support structures to help prevent potentially devastating spills, officials said Thursday. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Dan Wyant, director of the...

  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel. The end of the ban, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets, was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday. "Before making this...

  • Engineers accuse Boeing of age discrimination

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The union representing engineers has filed age discrimination complaints against Boeing, saying that older employees are being targeted for layoffs. The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace filed complaints Wednesday at the state Human Rights...

  • Union Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17 percent

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it hauled more agricultural, automotive, intermodal, industrial and coal shipments....

  • Director: Lanai health center could open in 2016

    LANAI CITY, Hawaii (AP) — Construction of an $8 million health center planned for Lanai could be finished by the middle of next year, with plans to open in 2016, its executive director said. "We are not at the end yet ... but we are moving in the absolutely right direction," Dr. Diana Shaw of...

  • Correction: Housing-Clinging to Low Rates story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow had risen 19 percent in the past year. In fact, Zillow's...



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