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    On Wednesday, the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee announced the formation of a prayer team that will have weekly conference calls to ask for God’s blessing on their efforts to get the retired neurosurgeon and Fox News contributor to run in 2016.

  • Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed." Air navigation...

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government. Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of the parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition. "I am announcing my resignation...

  • IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies. The lending organization predicted Thursday that global growth will be 3.4 percent in...

  • US new-home sales plummet in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy. New home sales fell 8.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The report also revised down the...

  • IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies. The lending organization predicted Thursday that global growth will be 3.4 percent in...

  • VIDEO: Sloan Gibson's six ways to fix the Veterans Affairs

    Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson told lawmakers he has a six-part plan to remedy delays in care and lapses in accountability at the VA.

  • Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with...

  • Meriam Ibrahim is finally out of Sudan

    Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother of two sentenced to death for leaving Islam, has left Sudan, according to the BBC.

  • French foreign minister: missing Air Algerie plane 'probably crashed'

    PARIS (AP) — French foreign minister: missing Air Algerie plane 'probably crashed'

  • American Airlines boosts profit on higher revenue

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Profit and revenue are up at American Airlines, and the company will share some of the gains with shareholders. American Airlines Group Inc. said Thursday that it earned a record $864 million in the second quarter, up from the $507 million that American and US Airways...

  • NYT 'disses Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' again, puts No. 1 book in No. 2 spot

    New York Times refuses to put the nation's top-selling book, "America" by Dinesh D'Souza, in the No. 1 slot of its Sunday list of best-sellers.

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government.

  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.13 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan was 4.13 percent, unchanged from last week. The average for the 15-year...

  • United Airlines posts 2Q profit, reversing 1Q loss

    CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is making money after a slow start to the year. The airline's net income in the second quarter hit $789 million, topping Wall Street expectations and marking a turnaround from the first quarter when United was the only major U.S. carrier to report a loss. The...



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    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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