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  • Stop the fear mongering on border security and illegal immigration

    The good news at the U.S. border with Mexico is that the flood of children from Central America crossing illegally, now totaling nearly 60,000, has slowed.

  • Hamas' triumph

    Hamas, with perhaps unwitting help from President Obama, is achieving its war aim: to legitimize Islamic supremacism and Jew-hatred, and take it global. Jews are no longer safe in Europe or even in some places in the U.S.

  • Opposition to Hobby Lobby decision highlights problem with mandates

    Following the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision, one of the key talking points that emerged from enraged opponents of the ruling was: "My boss shouldn't be involved in my health care decisions."

  • Obama's utopian statism is both below and on the radar

    It's no wonder President Obama tries to lock his normally fawning liberal media out of his fundraisers. He says things he doesn't want even them to hear -- or report. Sometimes they complain, but their disgraceful loyalty never wanes.

  • Israel says missing soldier whom Hamas claimed to have abducted was killed in battle

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says missing soldier whom Hamas claimed to have abducted was killed in battle.

  • Longtime Dallas County Commissioner Price arrested

    DALLAS (AP) — A longtime Dallas County commissioner whose home was raided in 2011 by the FBI in a money laundering investigation has been arrested. An attorney for John Wiley Price confirms Friday's arrest of the elected official, who's held office since 1985. Billy Ravkind had no immediate...

  • Molson Coors Brewing CEO to retire at year's end

    DENVER (AP) — Molson Coors Brewing President and CEO Peter S. Swinburn will retire at the end of the year. The brewing company said Friday that Swinburn will be succeeded in the posts by Mark R. Hunter, who currently serves as CEO and president of Molson Coors Europe. The 61-year-old...

  • Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans. Orders for durable goods increased 0.7 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis following a 1...

  • Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June led by solid gain in business investment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June led by solid gain in business investment.

  • Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

    CAIRO (AP) — Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met twice Friday in Cairo with U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh...

  • South Korea news agency says police detain eldest son of sunken ferry owner

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea news agency says police detain eldest son of sunken ferry owner.

  • German business confidence drops for 3rd month

    BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence fell for a third consecutive month amid ongoing concerns about the economic impact of the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East, though consumer confidence in Europe's largest economy remained robust, surveys showed Friday. The Ifo institute said its...

  • French president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found

    PARIS (AP) — French president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found.

  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. The plane, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from...

  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by...



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