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  • Joe Biden wishes he had rich, 'Republican kid' to pay for his retirement home

    Vice President Biden is looking to the future and retirement and wishing he had a Republican son--to help pay for his retirement home.

  • 10 ways Obama tries to sound populist

    Obama has deployed a variety of catch phrases -- with mixed results -- to brandish his populist credentials. Here are the 10 that have gained the most traction.

  • Lawsuits tackle Lois Lerner syndrome among state attorneys general

    Lois Lerner wasn't the only government official unlawfully trying to upend through backdoor channels the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. The Citizens United ruling acknowledged that the First Amendment's legal prohibition on Congress making no law infringing on speech meant what it said.

  • Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday — a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal reality of war. Peres handed the ceremonial but high-profile presidency over to Reuven...

  • Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims involving thousands of Colombian deaths

    MIAMI (AP) — Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims involving thousands of Colombian deaths.

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. Yatsenyuk, a...

  • Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison. The Vatican characterized the visit with Meriam Ibrahim, 27,...

  • AP NewsAlert

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Amid Gaza war, Israel swears in new President Reuven Rivlin, replacing Shimon Peres.

  • IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies. The lending organization predicted Thursday that global growth will be 3.4 percent in...

  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.13 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan was 4.13 percent, unchanged from last week. The average for the...

  • US new-home sales plummet in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy. New home sales fell 8.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The report also revised down the...

  • Southwest reports record profit of $465M for 2Q

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is reporting a record profit for the second quarter, more than doubling its earnings from a year ago. The company said it set records for passenger fares per mile and the percentage of seats sold on its planes during the April-to-June period. It said that...

  • IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies. The lending organization predicted Thursday that global growth will be 3.4 percent in...

  • French foreign minister: missing Air Algerie plane 'probably crashed'

    PARIS (AP) — French foreign minister: missing Air Algerie plane 'probably crashed'

  • American Airlines boosts profit on higher revenue

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Profit and revenue are up at American Airlines, and the company will share some of the gains with shareholders. American Airlines Group Inc. said Thursday that it earned a record $864 million in the second quarter, up from the $507 million that American and US Airways...



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