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  • Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv — a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after the downing of a Malaysian jet...

  • UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

    LONDON (AP) — The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which comes at a time of rising tensions with Russia, is a breakthrough in the much-delayed probe...

  • Canada deports members of human trafficking ring

    HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Twenty members of a Hungarian human trafficking ring that brought people to Canada from eastern Europe have been deported. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said Tuesday the ring's victims were forced to work illegally, live in deplorable conditions without...

  • Ex-miner asks Congress for help on black lung

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease urged Congress on Tuesday to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease. "I look to y'all to help us to get that which we need," Robert Bailey of Princeton, West Virginia told senators at a...

  • Gov't arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department says it has seized more than $625,000 and arrested 192 people in a crackdown on human smuggling along the Mexican border in South Texas. The government's crackdown, called "Operation Coyote," is another front in the Obama administration's...

  • Contrarian's case: Why US could dip into recession

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down. Employers in the U.S. are creating jobs at the fastest pace since the late 1990s and the economy finally looks ready to expand at a healthy rate. But sluggish growth in France, Italy,...

  • Work starts on road to Tanana

    TANANA, Alaska (AP) — Work has started on the first Alaska road in nearly 20 years to connect a Bush community to the road system. A kickoff celebration was held Monday for the one-lane gravel road, which will connect Manley Hot Springs to Tanana, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported...

  • Judge approves 1st settlement in 38 Studios case

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has approved the first settlement made in the lawsuit brought by the state's economic development agency over the $75 million state loan guarantee with 38 Studios, the failed video game company started by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. Superior...

  • US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

    NEW YORK (AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index added eight...

  • Lockheed 2Q profit rises 3.5 percent

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) on Tuesday reported earnings that increased by 3.5 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company said profit increased to $889 million, or $2.76 per share, from $859 million, or $2.64 per...

  • US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. Obama spoke at a signing ceremony for bipartisan job-training legislation aimed at improving business engagement and accountability in federally funded...

  • Juices get trendy; can V8 ride the trend?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pricey fruit and vegetable juices have become fashionable among those on a quest for fitness, and now V8 is trying to grab their attention. Campbell Soup Co. is hoping it can spark a turnaround for the struggling beverage brand by hitching it to the growing popularity of new...

  • Norfolk Southern raises dividend to 57 cents

    NEW YORK (AP) — Railroad operator Norfolk Southern said Tuesday it is raising its quarterly dividend to 57 cents from 54 cents. Norfolk Southern Corp. will pay its next dividend on Sept. 10 to shareholders of record on Aug. 1. The Norfolk, Virginia, company is scheduled to report its...

  • Air Canada cancels flight to Israel

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport. The move comes after a number of airlines across the world cancelled flights and after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration told...

  • San Jose pot clubs fall short on petition drive

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates in San Jose failed in their petition drive to let voters decide whether the city's tough restrictions on pot clubs should be overturned. The San Jose city clerk's office announced Monday that supporters were more than 10,000 signatures short...



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