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  • Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the area where the...

  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat. "It's...

  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs. An agreement announced by the...

  • Cruz ends hold on nominees over FAA flight ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. Cruz said in a statement Monday that he received a briefing from...

  • DC asks for stay of order that struck down gun ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home. Attorney General Irvin Nathan filed the request for a stay on Monday. In a ruling made public Saturday, U.S. District Judge...

  • Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles

    NEW YORK (AP) — Darden Restaurants says CEO and chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following the sale of Red Lobster. The company, based in Orlando, Florida, also says it's changing its corporate policies to split the chairman...

  • Oahu to connect ocean wave energy to power grid

    HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu could become the first place in the United States to connect the energy harvested from ocean waves to a power grid. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday (http://bit.ly/1kjiB7G) that a company called Northwest Energy Innovations will start testing a prototype in...

  • Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

    VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and takes home $435 per paycheck. The story should have...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday

    U.S. stocks ended little changed as traders waited for key economic and earnings reports later this week. A handful of mergers drove some trading in an otherwise quiet day. Family Dollar soared 25 percent after Dollar Tree announced plans to buy the rival discount store. The Dow Jones...

  • Mayor vows to improve NYPD-community relations

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is saying that more trust is needed between police and residents in the wake of a death in police custody. De Blasio, a Democrat who took office in January, made improving relations between the NYPD and communities of color a centerpiece of...

  • Free window decals warn of hot car danger for kids

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — After numerous children have died in hot cars, an automobile industry trade group is offering free window decals to remind people that children should never be left alone in vehicles. The Washington-based Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers said Monday it's offering...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 29

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. MAN KILLED IN SMALL PLANE CRASH ON VENICE BEACH On Sunday morning, Ommy Irizarry posted a Facebook message about his 9th wedding anniversary, which was that day. He tagged his wife, Rebecca, in the post,...

  • Florida judge upholds blind trust used by Scott

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is upholding a law that allows elected officials to place their assets in a blind trust instead of reporting each investment publicly. Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper on Monday ruled that politicians can use a blind trust and still comply with a...

  • Is Lois Lowry's 'The Giver' a portent of what might be?

    With his approval numbers sinking to 39 percent a week ago, according to the Gallup tracking poll, President Obama isn't alone in having a bad summer. So is Hollywood. Entertainment Weekly calls gross receipts for what should have been a blockbuster July 4-6 weekend “downright terrifying.”...

  • This August, House Republicans should 'Occupy the Capitol': Examiner Editorial

    Congress is scheduled to begin its August recess next week. In most years, August is a time when Americans can breathe easy as Washington politicians suspend their usual routines for a few weeks.



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Sword, No Justice

    On Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch embassy in Washington to pay his respects to the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot down over Ukraine by forces armed and backed by Vladimir...

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  • The Underground War on Israel

    During the first two weeks of the Gaza conflict, Hamas landed at least two significant punches. In firing missiles at Ben Gurion Airport, Hamas convinced the Federal Aviation Authority and...

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  • A New Disorder

    Moments of clarity often come when you least expect them. In a speech to contributors last week in Seattle, Barack Obama made the case that his presidency has made America better. In most...

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