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  • VIDEO: Lawmakers condemn handling of Malaysia Airlines crash site

    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday condemned the handling of the Malaysia Airlines crash site and the ongoing violence in the Eastern Ukraine region surrounding it.

  • Federally contracted sandwich maker wants $18 an hour through executive order

    Although President Obama's executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors doesn't go into effect until Jan. 1, those same contractors set to get a raise are already asking for more money.

  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage had 'broken down,' lawyer says

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage was broken and his wife developed a crush on a businessman who lavished her with expensive gifts and attention, an attorney for the first lady said Tuesday during the couple's corruption trial.

  • House and Senate are $2 billion apart on the border crisis

    There is a difference of nearly $2 billion in spending between House and Senate bills aimed at addressing the surge of thousands of child migrants at the border and only three days left to strike a deal.

  • Survey: Hispanics divided on border crisis

    As the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border remains unresolved with Congress preparing to go into recess, Hispanic voters are deeply divided over how the issue should be dealt with, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

  • Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts

    Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a $10 billion-plus gain from a business spinoff. The New York company said Tuesday it earned $2.91 billion, or 45 cents per share, down from $14.1 billion, or $1.98 per share,...

  • Activists: Syrian rebels detonate tunnels, kill 13

    BEIRUT (AP) — Insurgents fighting in Syria to oust President Bashar Assad detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 13 pro-government troops, opposition activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human...

  • Syrian activists say rebels detonate bomb-packed tunnels in Aleppo, killing at least 13 troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say rebels detonate bomb-packed tunnels in Aleppo, killing at least 13 troops.

  • U.S.: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Tuesday said Russia has "not shown a shred of evidence" that it is willing to help end the violence between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government that is trying to maintain its sovereignty. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a new...

  • Stocks turn mixed at midday ahead of economic data

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes turned mixed in midday trading as investors waited for a series of key economic reports from the U.S. and China later in the week. The Dow Jones industrial average eased less than one point to 16,983 as of 12:12 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard &...

  • Diplomatic sources: European Union adopts tough new economic sanctions on Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Diplomatic sources: European Union adopts tough new economic sanctions on Russia.

  • 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 top expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again. But the Hartford, Connecticut, company's shares slipped Tuesday after it also reported a higher medical cost measurement...

  • Prosecutor: California tuberculosis patient charged after refusing treatment found, arrested

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutor: California tuberculosis patient charged after refusing treatment found, arrested.

  • Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

    A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double second-quarter profit, improve its profit forecast and top analysts' expectations. The maker of popular Type 2 diabetes pill Januvia said Tuesday that net income increased to $2 billion, or 68 cents per share,...

  • US consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index rose to 90.9 in July from an upwardly revised 86.4 in June. The July reading is the highest since October 2007, two...



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