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  • Nicaraguan official: 11 of 24 miners trapped in gold mine have been rescued

    BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan official: 11 of 24 miners trapped in gold mine have been rescued.

  • New Zealand justice minister resigns amid scandal

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Justice Minister Judith Collins resigned Saturday from her portfolios amid a scandal about her ties to a controversial blogger. The resignation comes just three weeks before New Zealand's general election and could impact the chances of center-right...

  • Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million. He said it began at a...

  • Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward a major port city. None of the half-dozen...

  • Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule case

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas." The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday announced an 11-member panel...

  • GOP challenger tries novel tactics against Brown

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republicans finally have a young, socially moderate, minority candidate running for governor in overwhelmingly Democratic California, but getting voters to pay attention may be the real challenge. Gov. Jerry Brown has amassed nearly $23 million and is expected to...

  • Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday. Rear Adm. Read more on NewsOK.

  • China warns against foreign meddling in Hong Kong

    BEIJING (AP) — China warned against foreign meddling in Hong Kong's politics Saturday ahead of an expected announcement to recommend highly contentious restrictions on the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub. An article in the ruling Communist Party's...

  • Refinery-inspection bill protects trade secrets

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Assembly has advanced legislation that would allow government regulators to monitor oil refinery shutdowns in response to a fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery in 2012. It also would allow oil companies to designate the information as a "trade secret." SB1300...

  • Lawmakers pass California groundwater regulations

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The state would begin regulating its groundwater supply...

  • Senate protects in-state tuition for veterans

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill ensuring in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged. Sen. Joel Anderson of Alpine thanked legislative leaders for the bipartisan compromise, which conforms California...

  • Bills to deter wrongful convictions go to governor

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a pair of bills Friday designed to thwart or reverse wrongful criminal convictions. They acted as the Legislature rushed to complete its work for the year ahead of Sunday's deadline. SB980 by Sen. Ted Lieu. D-Torrance, which...

  • Iceland raises volcano aviation alert briefly

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash was detected by the radar system. The eruption took place the Holuhraun lava field, five kilometers (three miles)...

  • Obama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections. Addressing Democratic donors at a...

  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigns amidst probe

    Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., resigned Friday amid deepening questions over his involvement in a payola scandal by the 2012 presidential campaign he helped run. On Wednesday, former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty to switching his support for...



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