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  • Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

    PARIS (AP) — French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the...

  • South Korea news agency says police detain eldest son of sunken ferry owner

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea news agency says police detain eldest son of sunken ferry owner.

  • German business confidence drops for 3rd month

    BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence fell for a third consecutive month amid ongoing concerns about the economic impact of the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East, though consumer confidence in Europe's largest economy remained robust, surveys showed Friday. The Ifo institute said its...

  • Clinton, Clinton, Clinton! Read all about Hillary

    It's the summer of Hillary Clinton -- but not exactly on her terms.

  • Taliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road overnight Friday, an official said. The busses were traveling from Kabul and carrying around 30 passengers, many of whom had gone to...

  • French president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found

    PARIS (AP) — French president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found.

  • The pros and cons of reauthorizing the Export-Import bank

    Depending on who you talk to, the Ex-Im Bank is either a financial support that U.S. exporters need to compete globally -- or government interference in the private-sector lending market, primarily helping big companies that don't need it.

  • Reversing the decline in small business lending

    While small business lending often declines during a recession, recent regulatory changes may well result in a permanent decline in bank lending to small business.

  • Colorado fracking ballot initiatives clear signature threshold

    Colorado campaigners have secured enough signatures to get two initiatives that would place restrictions on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state on the November ballot.

  • Dodd-Frank at war with itself

    The difficulty of Dodd-Frank implementation is not primarily the regulators' fault; the problem comes from Dodd-Frank's determination to rely on government regulation as a cure for government policy distortions. Instead, let's work on getting rid of the distortions that encourage people to behave...

  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. The plane, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from...

  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by...

  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the...

  • Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Aruba announced Thursday that they arrested a close confidant of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who was sent as that country's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S. government on charges of drug trafficking. Hugo...

  • Rep. Jan Schakowsky's minimum-wage menu is just a cheap stunt

    Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, are levying a cheap pathological appeal with unmatched tone-deafness.



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