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  • Tea Party claims first victory of 2014

    Tea Party candidate Curt Clawson won the Republican primary in the special election seat to replace Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., who resigned after pleading guilty for cocaine possession, a victory that the Tea Party Express is claiming as "the movement's first victory of 2014." Clawson received...

  • Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

    CAIRO (AP) — A senior Egyptian police officer was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb on Wednesday while another officer died in a raid on a militant hideout in the country's second-largest city, officials said. The deaths came amid...

  • China says quality of its groundwater has worsened

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say nearly 60 percent of the groundwater at sites monitored throughout the country is of poor or extremely poor quality, with excessive amounts of pollutants. The Ministry of Land and Resources said in an annual report released late Tuesday that testing at...

  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane. The search coordination center said Wednesday evening that police secured the material that washed ashore 10 kilometers (6...

  • Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to save energy. Gdansk, Poland, is proposing to require...

  • Pakistan's army seeks closure of TV channel

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani army has filed a complaint asking the government to shut down the country's leading private Geo News TV channel over what the military calls "false" reports, an official said Wednesday. The development comes amid a big tussle between the powerful military and...

  • Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan. "The policy of the United States is clear," he said in a written response to questions published in...

  • France unveils plan to fight jihadist threat

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities are taking steps to crack down on the flow of young would-be jihadis embarking to fight in Syria's civil war. The measures announced Wednesday by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve include encouraging parents to alert police to concerns they have about their...

  • Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships. But his reputation now hinges on the moments last week when he...

  • Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist hostage

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive. Simon Ostrovsky, a journalist for Vice News, has not been seen since early Tuesday. Stella Khorosheva, a spokeswoman for the pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern city of...

  • Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

    LONDON (AP) — The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said Wednesday, in a speech that included a call to support Egypt's military government against its Muslim Brotherhood opponents. The former British...

  • Government finances improved across Europe in 2013

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that governments across the 28-country European Union recorded lower budget deficits in 2013 amid lower spending and an economic recovery that shored up revenues. Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, said Wednesday that budget deficits across the...

  • TD Ameritrade reports fiscal 2Q earnings Wednesday

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade will release its fiscal second-quarter earnings report Wednesday morning. The Omaha, Nebraska, based company is likely to report positive news because investors have been active in the first three months of the year. Analysts surveyed by...

  • Norfolk Southern railroad to report 1Q earnings

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern investors will learn how the harsh winter affected the railroad Wednesday when the company releases its first-quarter earnings report. This year's severe winter weather slowed all the major railroads and forced them to use shorter trains, but some railroads...

  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The Obama administration is removing or...



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