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  • Scotland took long road to independence vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring — and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago. It's a fitting...

  • West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The main organization representing West Bank settlers says the population of Jewish Israelis living in the West Bank experienced strong growth during the first half of this year. Dani Dayan, the chief foreign envoy of the Yesha council, says the figures are a sign that the...

  • 1 Polish soldier killed, 2 wounded in Afghanistan

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One Polish soldier was killed and two others wounded Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital, a military spokesman said. Spokesman Lt. Col. Piotr Walatek said Sgt. Rafal Celebudzki was killed early Tuesday on a street in Kabul when a suicide attacker...

  • Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

    BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S. airstrikes against the militants, activists said. It was not...

  • More children live to age 5, work still to be done

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday. That's nearly 17,000 young children dying every day. And while death rates have been cut in half...

  • Adams County approves $3M loan for hospital sale

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Adams County leaders have signed a $3 million loan to help finalize the sale of Natchez Regional Medical Center. Board of Supervisors attorney Scott Slover tells The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/XumqMI ) the loan will pay administrative fees to close out the sale of the...

  • Boehner releases 'day in the life' video

    House Speaker John Boehner wants to share with you his daily routine.

  • Iraqi lawmakers reject picks for interior, defense

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers have rejected the prime minister's nominees to fill the critical posts of defense and interior minister, extending the formation of a new government. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi put forward Sunni lawmaker Jaber al-Jabberi as his candidate for defense minister,...

  • DOD unit ignored audit, overpaid millions

    Missile Defense Agency officials overpaid for a contract by millions of dollars because they ignored the findings of the Pentagon office charged with overseeing such negotiations.

  • Booker donated $440,000 to charity in 2013

    Sen. Cory Booker donated more than 80 percent of his salary last year. Recipients of his donations include churches, schools, as food bank, the Dominican Parade and American Cancer Society.

  • GAO report shows how Obamacare subsidizes abortion

    On yet another score, Obamacare is failing to live up to the promises on which it passed.

  • Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. The ratification vote draws a line under the issue that last year...

  • Shots fired in Danish courthouse; 1 dead

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A gunman opened fire Tuesday at a court building in Copenhagen, killing one man and seriously wounding another, authorities said. Danish police said they arrested a suspect nearby and seized a shotgun. The motive of the shooting wasn't immediately clear but a court...

  • Crossroads GPS appeals to Colorado women with new ad

    Crossroads GPS, the nonprofit arm of the Karl Rove-backed group American Crossroads, will run an ad throughout Colorado urging women voters to "vote 'no' on Mark Udall."

  • Iraq officials: Premier has selected final Cabinet ministers, including defense and interior

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq officials: Premier has selected final Cabinet ministers, including defense and interior.



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