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  • West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians. The new figures drew criticism...

  • Kurdish police to get help from Czech Republic

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic says it will help train Kurdish forces to fight Islamic State militants. Interior Minister Milan Chovanec met with his counterpart in the Kurdish Regional Government, Karim Sinjari. After their meeting Tuesday, Sinjari said he asked for technologically-advanced...

  • German court lifts injunction banning Uber

    BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has lifted an emergency injunction that banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating anywhere in the country. The Frankfurt state court ruled Tuesday that the urgent measures taxi drivers won against their upstart rival last month weren't warranted. The...

  • AP names Maya Alleruzzo Mideast photo editor

    CAIRO (AP) — Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The Associated Press. The appointment was announced on Tuesday by Ian Phillips, AP's Middle East news...

  • US silent on Venezuela's Security Council bid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is declining to say whether it will oppose Venezuela's bid to grab a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Monday that it's up to Latin America and the Caribbean to choose a...

  • UN chief: Climate summit will 'lay the framework' for carbon price

    Ban Ki-moon said the meeting of more than 120 heads of states in New York will also "promote innovative financing mechanisms" to move beyond investments in fossil fuels, and that it would seek to make the "case for removing policy ambiguity" in hopes of pushing nations toward cleaner energy sources.

  • After Ferguson, White House touts body cameras for cops

    The White House supports more body cameras for cops, the administration said in response to an online petition calling for all law enforcement officials to wear such technology in the wake of the police killing of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo.

  • Former education secretary Bill Bennett blasts Harry Reid's Koch 'obsession'

    Congress is back from its five-week August recess, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is wasting no time picking up where he left off: Attacking libertarian businessmen Charles and David Koch.

  • US stocks open lower ahead of Fed meeting

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling in early trading ahead of an important Federal Reserve meeting. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell four points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,979 shortly after markets opened Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 40 points, or 0.2 percent, to...

  • VIDEO: Obama to announce plan to fight Ebola

    President Obama will travel to Atlanta Tuesday afternoon where he will announce his expanded plan to fight Ebola.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.



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