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  • Mark Warner, Ed Gillespie trade barbs in first Senate debate

    Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie met over the weekend for the first debate in the 2014 Virginia Senate race.

  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In unusually harsh language, officials said the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship...

  • Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under consideration by Congress. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to...

  • UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying this illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions. A presidential statement approved by all 15 council members targets two...

  • Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Congressional aides say the agreement includes $10...

  • Trial in salmonella outbreak begins in Georgia

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection is underway in the trial for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago. Jury selection began Monday in federal court in Albany in the trial of former Peanut Company of America owner Stewart...

  • Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that an Argentine delegation...

  • Longtime Lansing coffee company set to expand

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Citing growing sales, Paramount Coffee plans to invest $3.5 million into its local operations in part by opening a new distribution center near Capital Region International Airport next month. The Lansing-based roaster expects to open a 58,000-square-foot building by...

  • American Airlines adds route to Haiti north coast

    MIAMI (AP) — American Airlines is adding flights from Miami to a second city in Haiti. The airline based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced Monday that daily service between Miami International Airport and Cap-Haitien, Haiti, would begin Oct. 2. The route joins the airline's current nonstop...

  • Virgin America files plans for IPO

    NEW YORK (AP) — Virgin America's next destination is Wall Street. The California-based airline filed on Monday for an initial public offering of shares. Virgin America Inc., which operates out of Los Angeles and San Francisco, flies to 22 airports in the United States and Mexico and has a...

  • Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

    NEW YORK (AP) — Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining. Real estate website operator Zillow Inc. is buying its rival in a $3.5 billion deal that will make the biggest player in the online real estate information market. Zillow will also...

  • Cuomo defends handling of corruption panel

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work. The Democrat's comments Monday in Buffalo were his first since The New York Times reported last week that a top Cuomo aide...

  • Carpentersville man pleads guilty to bomb threats

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — A Carpentersville man has pleaded guilty to making bomb threats against court facilities in Kane County last year. The Kane County state's attorney said Monday that 22-year-old Akiel W. Davis pleaded guilty Friday to felony counts of unlawful possession of a stolen...

  • Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Managers of two Illinois state fairs have been fined for soliciting and accepting free beer tickets for the events. Executive Inspector General Ricardo Meza's office released a report Monday detailing violations against Amy Bliefnick a (BLEEF'-nick) and John Rednour....

  • UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    GENEVA (AP) — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Pillay, the U.N.'s top human rights official, called for a thorough investigation into the violation of international law that occurred when the flight...



From the Weekly Standard

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