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  • With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the war in Gaza escalates, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military campaign against Hamas. Many even have criticized the administration's effort to stop violence that has killed more than...

  • 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.

  • Airport in Russia's St. Petersburg evacuated

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A Russian official says the Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg has been evacuated, reportedly because of a bomb threat. Anna Fedoseyeva, spokeswoman for the airport in Russia's second-largest, city said on Tuesday the evacuation of passengers and staff began at 3...

  • Quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake has shaken eastern Mexico, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.3 quake was centered in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, about 260 miles (418 kilometers) east-southeast of Mexico City....

  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

    BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies. The agency said Tuesday it opened a case in June after complaints that Microsoft violated an anti-monopoly law by failing to publish all...

  • San Antonio officials pull support for streetcars

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio mayor says $32 million in city money pledged for a streetcar system should be diverted to other projects. Mayor Ivy Taylor on Monday said any future streetcar or rail plans should be voted on by the general public. It's unclear how the project will proceed....

  • Renault profits rise thanks to cost cuts

    PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault says its profits in the first half of the year rose, partly thanks to lower costs as its revenue dropped. The maker of the Twingo and Clio hatchbacks said Tuesday its net income rose to 749 million euros ($1 billion) from 39 million euros a year earlier....

  • 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, but results in the most recent quarter still edged analyst expectations. The New York company said Tuesday it...

  • 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...

  • Obama going to dinner as clock ticks toward recess

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess. Obama's Tuesday night gathering comes roughly 48...

  • 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...

  • Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

    WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. (MRK) on Tuesday reported earnings that more than doubled in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Whitehouse Station, New Jersey-based company said net income increased to $2 billion, or 68 cents per share, from $906 million,...

  • 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, underlining President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders. The party's anti-graft...

  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. Flares turned the sky over Gaza...

  • 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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