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  • Brazil: new project to clean Olympic waters

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro state officials have signed off on a new sewerage project aimed at stemming the flow of untreated sewage into the city's Gloria Marina, where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held. Under the $6.2 million project, a 1 kilometer-long network of...

  • Venezuela rails against portrayal in US spy drama

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Critics have mostly ignored the new TNT spy drama "Legends," but it's creating a furor in Venezuela. Officials in the South American country are denouncing the show for portraying the socialist government stockpiling nerve gas to quash dissent. The telecommunications...

  • Lawmakers: U.S. must act now to stop ISIS

    A bipartisan chorus on Capitol Hill is calling for the United States to waste no time hitting back after the execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

  • US rejects Norwegian Air bid for US-Europe flights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for...

  • Sheep moved to protect them from wolves

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Stevens County sheep rancher has moved about 1,800 sheep to protect them from a pack of wolves that have killed at least two dozen of the animals this summer. The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that Dave and Julie Dashiell decided to move their sheep to safety rather...

  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is working with both banks and law enforcement to investigate "unusual activity" that would point to a hack....

  • Court agrees with Va., Md. in state boundary case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Maryland court has weighed in on a dispute over the state boundaries of Virginia and Maryland along the Potomac River. At issue was whether the state line between the states moved over time as the profile of the shoreline changed through natural erosion and growth. The...

  • Shutting down conservative activism in Wisconsin

    Prosecutors should investigate apparent official wrongdoing. They should not use flimsy pretexts to target officials and activists they dislike.

  • Va. House candidate Comstock draws Romney, Rubio, Ryan in for help

    Virginia Del. Barbara Comstock is winning the backing of the GOP's big hitters -- Mitt Romney, Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Paul Ryan -- in her bid to win the House seat of her former boss, retiring Rep. Frank Wolf.

  • Celebrities' nude shots removed from some websites

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As federal investigators worked Tuesday to determine who stole and posted nude photos of several female celebrities online, the images continued to be removed from various sites. Copyright complaints apparently prompted the removal of the image from sharing site Imgur.com and...

  • Bieber charged with assault over photo incident

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday. Ontario Provincial Police said...

  • Ex-Mamtek CEO pleads guilty to theft, fraud

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A man who persuaded a rural Missouri town and the state to invest millions in bonds and incentives for an artificial sweetener plant that never materialized pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felony charges. Bruce Cole is set to be sentenced Nov. 3 after pleading guilty to...

  • GOP lawmakers probe EPA

    "It appears that the NRDC's unprecedented access to high-level EPA officials allowed it to influence EPA policy decisions," the lawmakers wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

  • Bonjour, Malaise

    It made perfect sense when President Obama appeared last week, tan suit and all, to say he had no idea how to deal with a menace his own appointees had said posed a critical threat to his country. By this time, no one expected one of him.

  • PG&E penalized $1.4B for deadly pipeline blast

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulatory judges issued a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday against the state's largest utility for a lethal 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in flames, killing eight people and prompting national alerts about the...



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