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  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there. Government troops have stepped up their push to win back territory from pro-Russian...

  • Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the...

  • Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 21 Filipinos in road attack

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 21, including at least six children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the violent militant group, police...

  • Pakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday. The rioting in the city of Gujranwala...

  • Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands. The Springdale, Arkansas, meat processor said Monday that it still plans to expand its...

  • Sheds for farmers market raise questions

    GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (AP) — Sheds for a farmers market that block a roadway running between the poverty-pocked east side of Detroit and upscale Grosse Pointe Park have raised questions about the intentions of those in the suburban community. The Detroit Free Press reports...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 28

    The chairs of the Veterans Affairs committee have reached a deal on legislation to reform the embattled agency and will introduce the bill this afternoon on Capitol Hill.

  • Here's what the Fed could have bought with QE3

    For perspective, if the Fed were allowed to buy stocks, at current prices it could have bought Apple, Google and Microsoft for that sum -- with General Motors and Ford thrown into the mix, with $44 billion left over.

  • Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unprecedented high death toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists. The military casualties came as fighting intensified in the past two weeks,...

  • Government said to suppress evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. The attorneys say the suppressed evidence consists of photographs of eight spent...

  • Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An emotional Philippine president has called his opponents desperate and says many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb. Benigno Aquino III said in his annual state of the nation address before Congress Monday that he could not avoid...

  • Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

    MILAN (AP) — Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90. The Italian Auxologic Institute in Milan on Monday confirmed Bergonzi's death on Friday. No cause was given. Born in the province of Parma not far...

  • Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Palestinian land. Khaled Meshaal tells CBS News in an interview broadcast Monday that he believes the world hasn't taken an even-handed view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He says, quote,...

  • Projects in 5 counties fight blight, boost housing

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state says projects in five Michigan counties are getting a share of more than $2.5 million to help fight blight and create senior housing. The work is planned for Berrien, Calhoun, Genesee, Ingham and Kalamazoo counties. The state announced funding last week....

  • Corpus Christi enforces stricter drought rules

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A South Texas city still struggling with drought has started enforcing tougher water-use restrictions. Corpus Christi began enforcement Monday of Stage 2 conservation for all city water customers. Sprinkler irrigation is limited to one day per week — the same...



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