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  • Facebook says calling for death to Israel isn't hate speech because it's a country

    "Language attacking a country is not considered hate speech in our community standards," Matt Steinfeld, a spokesman for Facebook, wrote in an email.

  • 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, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders. If he goes to trial, Zhou...

  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant. Thick black smoke from...

  • Why the White House slammed the GOP border bill

    The White House on Tuesday threw cold water on a pared-down Republican bill to address the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, dismissing the legislative package as insufficient and "arbitrary" just days before Congress is expected to leave town for an extended recess. Earlier Tuesday, GOP...

  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the...

  • 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.

  • Activists: Syrian rebels detonate tunnels, kill 13

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say insurgents fighting to oust President Bashar Assad have detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 13 pro-government troops. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says rebels detonated...

  • Paul Ryan: GOP must win in 2016, 'or they get the country'

    Rep. Paul Ryan is warning that his team cannot afford another presidential loss because a 2016 win for the Democrats will cement the liberal, big government direction of the federal government.

  • Hillary Clinton asked if she has 'millions,' responds, 'yes, yes, indeed!'

    Potential Democratic 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton refused to put an exact number on her worth in an new interview, calling it "within a range."

  • 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 &...

  • 20 congressmen who vote against energy jobs in their districts

    Members of Congress who represent large oil and gas communities are not necessarily all friendly to the cause. The Western Energy Alliance has compiled a list of congressmen who have voted against industry priorities to show which ones represent significant numbers of oil and gas workers and...

  • 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.



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