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  • Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the...

  • Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. Khaled Meshaal said in an interview broadcast Monday that he believes the world hasn't taken an even-handed view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "Unfortunately the world...

  • Car rates returning to levels before deregulation

    BOSTON (AP) — Auto insurance rates that fell sharply after deregulation in Massachusetts are climbing again. The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1rQTmdE ) reports that five years after the state began to allow insurers to set their own rates, the average premium was about the same as it was...

  • Cuomo headed to western New York for announcement

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to make a public appearance in Buffalo, his first since a published report said his administration interfered with the corruption panel the governor created. Cuomo is expected to make an economic development announcement Monday morning on...

  • Former Naval Academy superintendent dies at 77

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain is praising former Naval Academy Superintendent Charles Larson, who died over the weekend, as a great man. McCain, who graduated in the same class as Larson at the academy in 1958, said in a statement Sunday that it has been a privilege and an...

  • Instead of impeachment, can House vote to overturn Obama executive order?

    The White House has fueled talk that House Republicans might move to impeach President Obama if he uses executive authority to enact far-reaching changes in immigration policy.

  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there. Government troops have stepped up their push to win back territory from pro-Russian...

  • Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 21 Filipinos in road attack

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 21, including at least six children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the violent militant group, police...

  • Pakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday. The rioting in the city of Gujranwala...

  • Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands. The Springdale, Arkansas, meat processor said Monday that it still plans to expand its...

  • Sheds for farmers market raise questions

    GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (AP) — Sheds for a farmers market that block a roadway running between the poverty-pocked east side of Detroit and upscale Grosse Pointe Park have raised questions about the intentions of those in the suburban community. The Detroit Free Press reports...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 28

    The chairs of the Veterans Affairs committee have reached a deal on legislation to reform the embattled agency and will introduce the bill this afternoon on Capitol Hill.

  • Here's what the Fed could have bought with QE3

    For perspective, if the Fed were allowed to buy stocks, at current prices it could have bought Apple, Google and Microsoft for that sum -- with General Motors and Ford thrown into the mix, with $44 billion left over.

  • Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unprecedented high death toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists. The military casualties came as fighting intensified in the past two weeks,...

  • Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An emotional Philippine president has called his opponents desperate and says many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb. Benigno Aquino III said in his annual state of the nation address before Congress Monday that he could not avoid...



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