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  • Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. Yet as polls opened Wednesday morning, plenty of questions remain about how far military...

  • Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

    PARIS (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says about half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional...

  • Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

    MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And it could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party, which is...

  • Bangladesh top court commutes death sentence of a senior Islamist

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh top court commutes death sentence of a senior Islamist.

  • NY man indicted for helping ISIS

    A federal grand jury in Rochester, N.Y., has issued a seven-count indictment against a 30-year-old man for helping the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to recruit Americans. The Justice Department announced the indictment against Mufid Elfgeeh, a Yemen-born man and naturalized U.S. citizen...

  • Another small sign the 2016 GOP race is insanely wide open

    Everybody knows there is no real leader in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But ask voters an open-ended question — Whom do you want to be the nominee? — and the range of answers can be breathtaking.

  • Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging...

  • Davis expands lead over Brownback in election for Kansas governor

    A Kansas gubernatorial candidate is touting a new poll that shows he has expanded his lead, saying that negative ads against him have backfired.

  • Two Senators: Why the president must seek congressional approval for war

    President Obama currently lacks the authority to wage war against the Islamic State, Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Angus King, I-Maine, explained at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday.

  • Whistleblower calls IG report clearing VA of deaths a 'whitewash' or cover up

    Attempts by the inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs to absolve the agency of blame in patient deaths are either a whitewash or a cover up, the whistleblower who first revealed falsified appointment lists in Phoenix said in written testimony released Tuesday.

  • New HUD chief: Mortgage credit too tight

    In one of his first speeches as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro joined other members of the Obama administration in warning that it now is too difficult to qualify for a home loan.

  • College "predatory loans" lawsuit by CFPB

    "We believe Corinthian lured consumers into predatory loans by lying about their future job prospects, and then used illegal debt collection tactics to strong-arm students at school," CFPB director Richard Cordray said.

  • FCC backs Connecticut initiative for ultra high-speed Internet

    Gigabit networks provide Internet access at speeds of up to 1,000 megabits, or 1 gigabit per second, which are over 30 times as fast as the national average.

  • Editorial cartoon: The Book of Mark (Sanford)

    Cartoon by Rick McKee/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Editorial cartoon: Breaking up?

    Cartoon by Pat Bagley/Cagle Cartoons.



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