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  • Obama remains confident in CIA head John Brennan despite Senate spying

    President Obama remains confident in CIA Director John Brennan's leadership despite an independent investigation that concluded that the agency had overreached its authority by spying on Senate staffers.

  • Eric Cantor to resign this month; Dave Brat says he'll run in proposed special election

    Rep. Eric Cantor, who stepped down from his position as House majority leader this week, will leave office Aug. 18 rather than complete his term.

  • P&G 4Q profit rises, benefits from lower expenses

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed 38 percent, bolstered in part by lower expenses. Its stock rose more than 2 percent in premarket trading on Friday. The world's largest consumer product maker said that net income increased to $2.58 billion, or...

  • Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientific Games says it will pay about $3.3 billion to buy slot machine maker Bally Technologies in a cash deal that expands its casino management system portfolio. The electronic gambling machine maker said Friday that it will pay $83.30 for each share of Bally. That is a 38...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 1

    All eyes are on the House of Representatives today. The lawmakers were slated to leave for their August recess Thursday night but were called back into action until they hold a vote on the immigration bill addressing the surge of migrants at the U.S. border.

  • Investigators set up search base at jet crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area for remains of as many as 80 victims and jet debris....

  • Hamas keeps Gaza's economic future bottled up by blocking natural gas development

    Hamas is systematically blocking development of the one natural resource the Gaza Strip has, the Gaza Marine offshore natural gas reserves.

  • 35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted. Israel and Hamas accused each other of...

  • Uganda court invalidates anti-gay law

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional. The panel of five judges on the East African country's Constitutional Court said the speaker of parliament acted...

  • Taiwan gas pipeline blasts kill 25, injure 267

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Heavy machinery pulled vehicles from huge trenches gouged by explosions along an underground pipeline in Taiwan's second-largest city that killed at least 25 people and injured 267. The series of five explosions from about midnight Thursday to early Friday struck a...

  • Group pushing Ben Carson into 2016 presidential race records 100,000th donor

    The Ben Carson political phenomenon recorded its 100,000th unique donation, making the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee as successful and popular as the pro-Hillary Clinton group "Ready for Hillary."

  • Senate Conservatives Fund not backing down from Chris McDaniel/Thad Cochran fight

    Ken Cuccinelli, the former Virginia attorney general who's now president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said his organization isn't backing down over the Mississippi runoff election results from June.

  • Official says Israeli tank fire has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Official says Israeli tank fire has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza.

  • 9 celebrities who have opinions on the Israel-Palestine conflict that no one asked for

    What the world really needs right now is for a handful of entertainers to air their very serious opinions on a conflict that has existed for longer than most of them have been alive.

  • 'B' sample confirms teen weightlifter's doping

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Commonwealth Games Federation says a 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter's backup doping sample has also come back positive for banned substances. Chika Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning the 53-kilogram (117-pound) division last...

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