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  • Scotland's future hangs in balance

    Unlike the young adult who leaves home unprepared and soon has to return, there may be no going back if Scotland leaves the 'home' it has lived in for more than 300 years.

  • Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. And as the administration weighed its options for targeting the...

  • Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters have retained a new petroleum production tax system that offers hope of increased investment and jobs but drew criticism as a giveaway to already profitable oil companies. The state Division of Elections counted 17,721 absentee and early votes Tuesday,...

  • IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

    PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister. After a fourth round of questioning before magistrates on Wednesday, Lagarde...

  • US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year. The new assessment was considerably more pessimistic than the Obama administration's,...

  • Congressional Budget Office: US economy predicted to grow by 1.5 percent this year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Budget Office: US economy predicted to grow by 1.5 percent this year.

  • IMF chief Christine Lagarde under official investigation for 'negligence' in corruption probe

    PARIS (AP) — IMF chief Christine Lagarde under official investigation for 'negligence' in corruption probe.

  • American woman is being held hostage in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group. The Islamic State...

  • Sheldon wins Democratic primary for Florida AG

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — George Sheldon, a one-time top official in the Obama administration, easily defeated state Rep. Perry Thurston on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for attorney general. Sheldon moves on to the November ballot, where he will challenge Republican incumbent Pam Bondi and...

  • Hurricane Cristobal gains, heads toward Bermuda

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Cristobal hurled heavy rains across Atlantic and Caribbean islands on Tuesday as it headed toward Bermuda, and officials said the storm had caused at least five deaths. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the hurricane would likely avoid a...

  • Man suspected of wounding detective is killed

    LYNWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of wounding a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective was shot to death Tuesday after he came out of an apartment with a gun in his hand, authorities said. The man, whose name wasn't immediately disclosed, died at the scene. Two detectives were...

  • FL-Gov-nominated

    BULLETIN (AP) — Rick Scott, GOP, nominated Governor, Florida.

  • George Sheldon wins Democratic primary for attorney general, will face Pam Bondi in November

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — George Sheldon wins Democratic primary for attorney general, will face Pam Bondi in November.

  • FL-StSen-36-nominated

    BULLETIN (AP) — Oscar Braynon, Dem, nominated State Senate, District 36, Florida.

  • Interfax: Ukraine's president says leaders at Minsk meeting support his peace plan

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Interfax: Ukraine's president says leaders at Minsk meeting support his peace plan.



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