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  • China's top leaders remember victory over Japan

    BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping straightened ribbons on huge bouquets and gunners fired salutes Wednesday as China commemorated Japan's World War II surrender as part of a campaign to remind the world of Tokyo's historical aggression amid worsening relations between the two countries. It...

  • Second Syria beheading raises stakes for US

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warned President Barack Obama that continuing airstrikes against the group in Iraq will be met with the killing of more Western captives. The...

  • Japan PM selects new Cabinet, 5 women picked

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister picked a record-matching five women for his Cabinet. The appointments announced Wednesday are sending the strongest message yet about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's determination to revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders. The...

  • Texas honors injured, fallen police, firefighters

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is honoring dozens of police officers, firefighters and first responders killed or severely hurt in the line of duty with Star of Texas awards. The awards will be distributed during a ceremony Wednesday at the Texas Capitol. The Star of Texas Award was...

  • Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has replaced Venezuela's longtime oil boss and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for pragmatic reforms to tackle a deep economic crisis. Rafael Ramirez had served as oil...

  • Japan's Prime Minister Abe names new cabinet, retains most key ministers, appoints 5 women

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Abe names new cabinet, retains most key ministers, appoints 5 women.

  • Celeb hacking scandal shows digital vulnerability

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — To keep private pictures private, never upload them online. That's the advice experts offer after hackers broke into female celebrities' personal accounts, stole nude photos and posted them on the web. Jennifer Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have said they were victims...

  • Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has replaced Venezuela's longtime oil boss and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for pragmatic reforms to tackle a deep economic crisis. Rafael Ramirez had served as oil...

  • California wildfire creeps within 2 miles of homes

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire surged up to the edge of a forest community in far Northern California, but there were no reports of damage or destruction to the hundreds of homes under threat. "It made a pretty significant run," fire information officer Dave Schmitt said late Tuesday,...

  • Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore off Mexico Gulf

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Dolly threatened flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas as it moved in from Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities had readied shelters and suspended school classes on Wednesday. The U.S. Hurricane Center said Dolly was located about...

  • Obama sending 350 more military personnel to Iraq

    With Obama's latest action, 820 military members will be in Iraq for diplomatic security purposes, the Pentagon said. Of those military personnel, 405 will be dispatched to Baghdad.

  • Political scientists' verdict on the Obama presidency: silence

    Some subjects, it appears, are better left unspoken of.

  • 350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of U.S. forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama approved the additional troops for...

  • Cantor's not lobbying, but his big payday should upset conservatives

    It's hard to fault Cantor for taking the deal, but anyone who cares about good government -- especially those who advocate small government -- ought to find his value a bit disconcerting.

  • Judges recommend $1.4B penalty against PG&E

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood. The...



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