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  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty...

  • With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel. While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on...

  • Obama going to dinner as clock ticks toward recess

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess. Obama's Tuesday night gathering comes roughly 48...

  • Miller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion deal to improve veterans health care to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members and other...

  • Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges. Khmer Rouge head...

  • AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids

    WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one — and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring...

  • BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

    LONDON (AP) — Energy company BP has warned that further international sanctions on Russia could have an adverse impact on its profits because of its stake in the oil giant, Rosneft. The warning came as the company announced that replacement cost profit rose 33 percent to $3.18 billion from...

  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel struck symbols of Hamas' control of Gaza and the strip's only power plant on Tuesday, escalating its military campaign against the Islamic militant group with the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. Flares turned the sky over Gaza City orange...

  • Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian military spokesman says troops have killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants. A statement late Monday on...

  • Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide bomber, his explosives hidden inside his turban, has assassinated the cousin of President Hamid Karzai. Dawa Khan Minapal, the spokesman for the governor of southern Kandahar province, says the attack took place on Tuesday morning in...

  • Death toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attack

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A 3-year-old boy and his father died from wounds suffered in a brazen attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on Filipinos celebrating the end of Ramadan, raising the toll to 23 dead, officials said Tuesday. About 40 to 50 Abu Sayyaf militants armed with assault rifles...

  • EU envoys meeting on tougher Russia sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia. A decision is expected later Tuesday. Measures under discussion include limiting Russia's access to European capital markets and halting trade in arms and...

  • $1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. According to new research, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C...

  • 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...

  • Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency. The trustees who oversee Social...



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