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  • 5 problems with California's 'affirmative consent' bill

    In the rush to advance legislation to combat sexual assault on college campuses, California lawmakers have cast aside the due process rights of the accused.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 28

    Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pennsylvania Thursday continuing to help Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.

  • Heavy clashes in Syria's Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say government warplanes are targeting rebels near the country's frontier with Israel in the Golan Heights, a day after opposition fighters captured a crossing point there. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the Syrian airstrikes struck...

  • HK graft cops raid pro-democracy media boss's home

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong anti-corruption police on Thursday searched the homes of a media magnate who is an outspoken critic of Beijing and a pro-democracy legislator after receiving a complaint alleging that lawmakers had taken bribes. Wielding search warrants, officers from the Independent...

  • Finland suspects Russian airspace violation

    HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Defense Ministry says it suspects a Russian military aircraft has violated Finnish airspace in the third such incident in six days. Ministry spokesman Max Arhippainen told AP that a Russian AN-72 transport plane is believed to have crossed into Finnish airspace over...

  • Explosion at BP refinery, fire extinguished

    WHITING, Ind. (AP) — A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which rattled nearby homes. BP America spokesman Scott Dean said early Thursday that the refinery, which is just east of Chicago, had "an operational incident" on a process unit about 9 p.m. He said...

  • PetroChina profit up 4 percent as gas sales rise

    BEIJING (AP) — State-owned PetroChina, East Asia's biggest oil producer, says its profit in the first half rose 4 percent as sales of gasoline and natural gas increased. PetroChina Ltd. said Thursday it earned 68.1 billion yuan ($11.2 billion), or 0.37 yuan (6 U.S. cents) per share, in the six...

  • Deliveries roll following deal in supermarket feud

    TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — A six-week standoff between thousands of employees of a New England supermarket chain and management has ended with the news that the beloved former CEO is back in control after buying the entire company. Tractor-trailers bearing the Market Basket logo and laden with the...

  • Phone call data may alter Malaysia jet search area

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new analysis of a failed attempt to call the plane...

  • UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as doctors know about now, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan to stop Ebola by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual...

  • WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.

    GENEVA (AP) — WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.

  • RNC to spend $100m to get out vote

    The Republican National Committee is on track to spend more than $100 million in the midterm campaign, with virtually every dime plowed into the party’s new digital voter-turnout program.

  • No Republican wave in November election

    If the last Congressional midterm election was a tsunami, this year may be more of a ripple.

  • McDonald's can't appeal NLRB franchise decision

    The National Labor Relations Board will treat the hamburger chain as a co-employer in 43 cases charging unfair labor practices at various franchised restaurants.

  • Budget crunchers now expect a permanently weaker economy

    Updated CBO projections of the US economy predict a future of slower growth and lower productivity.



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