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  • PLO offers 24-hour truce, says it speaks for Hamas

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — .A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas. Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said on Tuesday that Israel must bear the...

  • St. Petersburg airport briefly evacuated

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Pulkovo airport in Russia's St. Petersburg was briefly evacuated on Tuesday because of a bomb threat. Transit police of the north-west region said the airport received an anonymous telephone bomb threat at 1.30 p.m. and that a bomb squad was searching the...

  • Hungary's opposition asks EU to protect democracy

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An opposition group says it will ask the European Union to step up its oversight of democracy in Hungary after the prime minster said he wants to transform the country from a liberal democracy into an "illiberal state." Viktor Szigetvari, co-chairman of the E14-PM...

  • Gaza official: At least 100 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes and shelling on Tuesday

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza official: At least 100 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes and shelling on Tuesday.

  • Turkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he made regarding the conflict in Gaza. Turkey's U.S. ambassador wrote to Jack Rosen, president of the...

  • Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian troops killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants, an army spokesman said. The troops killed three militants...

  • Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

    A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations. The maker of popular Type 2 diabetes pill Januvia and cholesterol medicines Vytorin and Zetia said...

  • Senior Palestinian official offers 24 hour truce in Gaza, says he's also speaking for Hamas

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Senior Palestinian official offers 24 hour truce in Gaza, says he's also speaking for Hamas.

  • Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion. The latest results still edged analyst expectations. The New York company said Tuesday it earned $2.91...

  • Reynolds American 2Q profit climbs 6.7 percent

    WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Reynolds American Inc. says that its profit rose by 6.7 percent in its second quarter, topping analysts' expectations. The Winston Salem, North Carolina-based company said earnings increased to $492 million, or 92 cents per share, from $461 million, or 84 cents per...

  • China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders. The party's anti-graft watchdog,...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 29

    It'll be a busy day on Capitol Hill today, as lawmakers continue to work out major issues before the August recess. Immigration reform, Veterans Affairs legislation and foreign affairs remain on the docket before the summer break.

  • Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

    Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again. The Hartford, Connecticut, company said Tuesday it now expects full-year adjusted earnings to range between...

  • Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who hid his explosives under his turban, a provincial official said. The bomber walked up to the home of Hashmat Khalil Karzai to greet him after...

  • Nigerian weightlifting winner fails doping test

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Commonwealth Games Federation says Nigerian female weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test. CGF chief executive Mike Hooper says Tuesday that Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning gold in the 53-kilogram...



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