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  • Analysis: Clinton drama hangs over GOP lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily. Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help explain why Speaker John Boehner and the...

  • Tanker catches fire amid clashes in Libyan capital

    CAIRO (AP) — The Libyan government is appealing for "international help" after several oil tankers caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli. In a statement posted on its website on Monday, the interim government says the fighting between rival...

  • US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

    LUENEN, Germany (AP) — One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Now the coal comes the other way. The 750-megawatt Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Luenen GmbH & Co. power plant...

  • Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

    BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity. Evangelist Qu Linuo said he and about 200...

  • Russia ordered to pay $50B over Yukos

    LONDON (AP) — The former majority shareholder in oil producer Yukos says it has won in excess of $50 billion in a court ruling against Russia for the expropriation of the company. One of the largest arbitration cases ever, the claim was filed by a subsidiary for GML Ltd., formerly Group...

  • Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — At least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two Ukrainian cities held by separatist militants, officials in the rebellion-wracked east said Monday. Authorities in Luhansk that five people were killed and 15 injured by overnight artillery strikes....

  • Israel carries out 3 strikes on Gaza, breaks lull

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip. The strikes broke a relative lull in the fighting at the start of a major Muslim holiday. The military says Israeli jets hit two rocket...

  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight (0400 GMT) Monday morning. The council met as Muslims started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr...

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have finally agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are holding a news conference Monday to...

  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade...

  • US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded...

  • NY State Fair launching 'Showstopper Ale'

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York plans to start pouring State Fair-branded "Showstopper Ale" from a Syracuse brewery next month. The fair in Syracuse is scheduled Aug. 21 to Sept. 1, where the ale will be on tap It is made by Empire Brewing Co. and has a bright orange logo. Company president...

  • 5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

    As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue: 1. AS...

  • HK pro-democracy news site folds over pressure

    HONG KONG (AP) — A popular Hong Kong pro-democracy website has closed, citing political pressure. It's the latest sign of mounting tensions over Beijing's desire to hobble democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese city, with activists threatening to shut down Hong Kong's heart with a...

  • Longtime Lansing coffee company set to expand

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A longtime Lansing-based coffee roaster plans to invest $3.5 million into its local operations, including the opening of a new distribution center in Clinton County's Watertown Township. The Lansing State Journal reports ( http://on.lsj.com/1snKoWE ) that Paramount...



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