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  • China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, underlining President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders. The party's anti-graft...

  • Center of main rebel city in Ukraine hit by shells

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — At least one person has been killed after three shells hit an apartment block in the center of the main separatist rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. An Associated Press reporter on the scene saw gaping holes in the side of apartment block after it was...

  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student...

  • Wegmans plans 10 new supermarkets in 5 states

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Wegmans Food Markets says it plans to add 10 new stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions over the next year or two. The Rochester-based supermarket chain says it's planning to open four stores in Virginia, two each in Massachusetts and New Jersey, and one each...

  • EU clears state aid for ailing Polish carrier LOT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust authority on Tuesday approved the Polish government's 200 million-euro ($270 million) bailout for its ailing national carrier, LOT airlines. The 28-nation bloc's executive Commission said the assistance does not violate EU rules limiting state...

  • Red light cameras raise money local governments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Data from AAA Mid-Atlantic show red light cameras are raising big money for local governments. WTOP (http://bit.ly/1k5lecV ) reports that programs in the District of Columbia, Rockville, Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland and Arlington County in Virginia...

  • Swiss bank UBS settles German case as profits rise

    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by strong results from its core wealth management business and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment. UBS said its net profit for the...

  • Texas teen convicted of killing police officer

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has convicted a teenager in the beating death of an El Paso police officer. The jury deliberated for about five hours Monday before finding 19-year-old Juan Antonio Gonzalez guilty of murder in the 2012 death of Officer Jonathan Molina. He faces between five...

  • ID pending on body in blanket, dumped near Houston

    HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators are trying to identify a body found wrapped in a blanket and dumped in some woods near Houston. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says a man walking along a bayou Monday afternoon noticed an odor and found the body. An autopsy has been ordered. Messages left...

  • 3 Fantasy 5 players win $65,170.68 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $65,170.68. The Florida Lottery said Tuesday that the winning tickets were purchased in Miami, Immokalee and Poinciana. The 315 tickets matching four numbers won $100 each....

  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. Flares turned the sky over Gaza...

  • Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who hid his explosives under his turban, a provincial official said. The bomber walked up to the home of Hashmat Khalil Karzai to greet him after...

  • Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aetna Inc. (AET) on Tuesday reported profit that climbed by 2.4 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Hartford, Connecticut-based company said profit increased to $548.8 million, or $1.52 per share, from $536 million, or $1.49 per share,...

  • Nigerian weightlifting winner fails doping test

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Commonwealth Games Federation says Nigerian female weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test. CGF chief executive Mike Hooper says Tuesday that Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning gold in the 53-kilogram...

  • China announces probe into ex-security czar Zhou Yongkang over alleged discipline violations

    BEIJING (AP) — China announces probe into ex-security czar Zhou Yongkang over alleged discipline violations.



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