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  • Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Russia dismissed the allegations, describing the fighters there as...

  • Teen's death leads to safeguards for some air guns

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Last year's fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy carrying a replica weapon prompted state lawmakers to approve a bill Thursday requiring bright markings on certain air guns. Andy Lopez of Santa Rosa was killed in October when a sheriff's deputy mistook the boy's BB gun...

  • Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's vital signs remained weak in July as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy. Data released Friday showed the inflation rate was unchanged from the previous month. The core price consumer index...

  • Wanted Texas sex offender arrested in Mexico

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 49-year-old man wanted in Hill County for failing to register as a sex offender, burglary and a parole violation has been arrested in Mexico after eluding capture for almost 10 years. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release Thursday that Dallas Wayne...

  • UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said. The peacekeepers were detained on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights during a "period of increased fighting between...

  • President Obama's own inversion

    Even as his administration has been measuring the guillotine for Burger King, Obama was himself hatching a plan with the openly stated purpose of moving beyond the confines of U.S. law.

  • Ignoring the U.S. debt problem won't wash it away

    Just like a heart patient straying from his diet as time passes after his heart attack, the political class has collectively decided to tune out the federal debt as an issue.

  • Money trail connects watchdog group CREW to the for-profit colleges it defended

    When the Left started going after for-profit colleges, it was noteworthy that CREW took the opposing side — a forthcoming report by the Center for Consumer Freedom helps to explain why.

  • US bank earnings up 5.2 percent in 2Q

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007. The data issued Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed a robust picture as the banking industry...

  • Another government shutdown? Not gonna happen

    The rumors are that if Obama takes some sort of far-reaching action on immigration, as is widely expected, infuriated Republicans will retaliate by threatening to close the government unless Obama backs down.

  • Strategy? Back to fundraising for Obama

    Planning strategy to deal with the terrorist rebels in Syria will take a back seat to fundraising Friday, as President Obama takes a two-state trip to raise cash for a couple of Democratic groups.

  • Well, this is embarrassing: Georgia governor mistakes Hispanic student for an illegal immigrant

    Gov. Nathan Deal, R-Ga., earlier this week suffered a regrettable gaffe when he assumed that a Hispanic student at a College Republicans event at the University of Georgia was in the country illegally. 

  • Obama slams Putin for invasion of Ukraine

    When asked about the prospect of additional sanctions against Russia, the president replied, "I think there are ways for us to deepen or expand the scope of some of that work."

  • Chasm divides parties on climate change

    Democrats ranked climate change as the most pressing global problem facing the U.S., while Republicans find it the least urgent, a poll said.

  • Does Landrieu live in Louisiana?

    Sen. Mary Landrieu does not have a house of her own in Louisiana, the state she represents in the Senate, but instead claims to live at her parents' address in New Orleans, according to reports.



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