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  • News prof: Media losing access war with Obama, 'Escalate the fight'

    The news media is losing its battle for access against President Obama and other public officials and should "escalate the fight" for news, a top journalism professor is demanding.

  • VIDEO: Josh Earnest skirts questions about immigration

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest skirted questions about announcing immigration executive actions on Tuesday, telling the reporters repeatedly that he has no update on the timing of such actions.

  • It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

    NEW YORK (AP) — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats....

  • US stock market drifts lower in afternoon trading

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks drifted lower Tuesday afternoon even as reports showed the economy gaining strength. Crude oil prices sank, pulling Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other oil producers down. Investors were also looking ahead to major events later this week. The European Central Bank holds a...

  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins

    DETROIT (AP) — Opening arguments in Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial have begun in federal court. Attorney Bruce Bennett, one of the city's lawyers, began opening statements Tuesday afternoon before Judge Steven Rhodes. Bennett said progress "has been made, but the city is still in...

  • Home Depot investigates breach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it's looking into "unusual activity" and that it's working with both banks and law enforcement. "Protecting our customers'...

  • Paul Ryan: Obama-Clinton foreign policy is 'catastrophically weak'

    Rep. Paul Ryan slams the "catastrophically weak foreign policy" of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and warns that her election in 2016 would just mean Obama-Clinton, Part III.

  • Bill Nelson: U.S. the 'only one' who can stop ISIS

    The Senate Armed Services Committee member says U.S. should waste no time hitting back against the terror group after the Steven Sotloff beheading.

  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the...

  • Mexico plans $9.2B airport project for capital

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president is announcing the construction of a new international airport for the capital that will quadruple the capacity of the current one. Enrique Pena Nieto says the facility will have six runways and be capable of handling 120 million passengers a year. It will...

  • Venezuela rails against portrayal in US spy drama

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Critics have mostly ignored the new TNT spy drama "Legends," but it's creating a furor in Venezuela. Officials in the South American country are denouncing the show for portraying the socialist government stockpiling nerve gas to quash dissent. The telecommunications...

  • Macedonian premier, opposition leader, go to court

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A Macedonian court is hearing a private lawsuit by the country's prime minister against the opposition leader for alleged slanderous allegations concerning a bank sale. Governing conservative leader Nikola Gruevski is seeking €50,000 in compensation from opposition...

  • Bieber charged with assault over photo incident

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday. Ontario Provincial Police would only...

  • Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online. The company says its investigation found that individual accounts had been compromised. It says there wasn't a general breach involving its systems,...

  • PG&E fined $1.4B for deadly 2010 gas line blast

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulatory judges have issued a $1.4 billion penalty against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight people and prompting national alerts about aging pipelines. The...



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