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  • Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Activists erupted in cheers after the court ruled the law "null and void,"...

  • P&G to shed up to 100 brands

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. is dramatically pruning its product lineup to focus on the most popular of its household staples. The world's largest consumer products maker said it will shed about 90 to 100 brands around the globe over the next year or two, leaving it with about 70 to...

  • This GOP governor wants to halt offshore oil and gas exploration

    Three West Coast Democratic governors came out against offshore drilling this week, but it's a Republican governor's moves on the Atlantic Ocean that have drawn some attention.

  • 12,000 evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — The 12,000 people who fled in fear of more gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the series that ripped apart streets overnight, killing 26 people and injuring...

  • The GOP is blowing a big opportunity to do something about immigration reform

    "Are we going to go into recess?" Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., asked as she stepped into a crowded U.S. Capitol elevator with Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. "We don't know what will happen."

  • US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery. Still, July's gain was less than in...

  • US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year. Consumer spending increased 0.4 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis following slower increases of 0.3 percent in May...

  • Slow, steady progress: U.S. economy adds 209,000 jobs in July, unemployment ticks up to 6.2 percent

    The U.S. labor market may finally be gathering momentum. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the economy added 209,000 payroll jobs in July.

  • Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem

    DETROIT (AP) — Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business. Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 3,300 FXDL Dyna Low Rider bikes because engine vibration can turn the switches from "on" to "accessory." The recall covers...

  • Ukraine: Search base set up at jet crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area for remains of as many as 80 victims and jet debris....

  • 35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer missing

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been captured. Israel and Hamas accused each other...

  • Senate report details how EPA officials divert millions of tax dollars to activist groups

    Are tax dollars being channeled through the Environmental Protection Agency to Democratic activists working in the nonprofit sector?

  • Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games. The electronic gambling machine maker said Friday that it will pay $83.30 for each share...

  • Democrats: House GOP calling out Obama on border undermines lawsuit

    House GOP leaders gave Democrats a softball shot at turning their words against them to support more executive actions on immigration from President Obama amid disarray on the border-emergency spending bill.

  • Congress passes highway bill hours before deadline

    After several delays, Congress voted late Thursday to keep federal highway money flowing to states just hours ahead of a midnight deadline.



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