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  • Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. The ratification vote, draws a line under the issue that last year...

  • Coptic Christians clash with police in Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — A couple hundred Christian protesters clashed with police in southern Egypt after holding a demonstration on Tuesday in front of a police station demanding authorities locate an abducted housewife, a security official said. The official says protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at a...

  • Downed wires suspend DC-Philly Amtrak service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak says it's now providing limited service from Washington to Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. Amtrak had suspended service on the Acela Express and on the Northeast Regional lines Tuesday morning because of downed overhead wires on the tracks. The Northeast...

  • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

    ATLANTA (AP) — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers. Since last year's holiday season, UPS has...

  • Coast leads Miss. in urban economic growth in 2013

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The economy along Mississippi's Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state's other metropolitan areas. The figures, released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the...

  • 2 NYPD officers convicted of attempted assault

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two police officers have been convicted of misdemeanor attempted assault in connection with a February 2011 incident in a Bronx alley. Prosecutors say surveillance videos showed the officers, Jose Ocasio and Joseph Murphy, punching and kicking a teenager and then walking away....

  • Bobby Jindal is running for president; here's his brand new energy plan

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today is having one of those pre-presidential-campaign events, at the Heritage Foundation at 11 a.m. Ahead of that, Jindal's mini-think-tank, "America Next," released an energy plan this morning.

  • Iraqi lawmakers reject picks for interior, defense

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi parliament rejected the prime minister's nominees for defense and interior ministers, leaving the two crucial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition prepares to intensify airstrikes against the Islamic States group that controls vast parts of the country. Lawmakers...

  • GAO: More coal power plants to close than expected

    A report says 13 percent of coal-fired generation will come offline in 2025, which raises concerns about having enough electricity supply to meet demand in certain situations, potentially increasing instances of blackouts.

  • Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild.

  • Boehner releases 'day in the life' video

    House Speaker John Boehner wants to share with you his daily routine.

  • DOD unit ignored audit, overpaid millions

    Missile Defense Agency officials overpaid for a contract by millions of dollars because they ignored the findings of the Pentagon office charged with overseeing such negotiations.

  • Booker donated $440,000 to charity in 2013

    Sen. Cory Booker donated more than 80 percent of his salary last year. Recipients of his donations include churches, schools, as food bank, the Dominican Parade and American Cancer Society.

  • GAO report shows how Obamacare subsidizes abortion

    On yet another score, Obamacare is failing to live up to the promises on which it passed.

  • Shots fired in Danish courthouse; 1 dead

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A gunman opened fire Tuesday at a court building in Copenhagen, killing one man and seriously wounding another, authorities said. Danish police said they arrested a suspect nearby and seized a shotgun. The motive of the shooting wasn't immediately clear but a court...



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