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  • Gas explosions kill 20, injure 270 in Taiwan

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late Thursday in Taiwan's second-largest city, authorities said. The National Fire Agency said five firefighters were among the dead. Taiwan's Central News Agency reported that firefighters had...

  • Senate kills spending bill for border crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has died in the Senate on a procedural vote. The 50-44 vote Thursday night fell short of the 60 votes needed to waive a point of order raised by Republicans against the $3.5 billion...

  • 1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — One of the nation's largest coal producers said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation. The announcement by Alpha Natural Resources dealt another blow to...

  • Illinois extends Supreme Court Harris v. Quinn ruling to daycare providers

    One month after the Supreme Court ruled that Illinois cannot force state-subsidized home health care workers to pay union dues, the state has agreed to extend the reach of that ruling to state-subsidized home day care providers as well.

  • How do banks get 'too big to fail?' By providing easy credit

    Ending "too big to fail" doesn't just require Congress to make a better banking law. It has to do with us, and weaning Americans from their addiction to debt.

  • Dow plunges as multiple worries vex investors

    NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, the red flags were everywhere on Thursday. There were weak corporate results, the looming end of stimulus from the Federal Reserve and tensions between the West and Russia. On top of that, some investors feared that stocks have become too pricey after three...

  • Democrats: House GOP calling out Obama on border undermines lawsuit

    House GOP leaders gave Democrats a softball shot at turning their words against them to support more executive actions on immigration from President Obama amid disarray on the border-emergency spending bill.

  • US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday. The announcement came hours after...

  • Amid current fights, a reminder the economy still matters most

    In the long run of presidential politics, the economy is still pretty much the only story that really matters, and there are plenty of troubling indications that today's economic unhappiness will dominate our politics for years to come.

  • House Republicans will tweak border bill and try again Friday

    House lawmakers will huddle Thursday night and Friday to try to rework spending legislation that would provide President Obama with additional money to deal with a surge in unaccompanied minors on the border.

  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels, deaths spike

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Thursday to destroy Hamas' tunnel network designed for deadly attacks inside Israel "with or without a cease-fire," as the Palestinian death toll soared past 1,400 — surpassing the number killed in Israel's last major invasion of...

  • The GOP senator who helped spike the border bill is not who you think

    Republicans frustrated over the last-minute collapse of support for a border bill have been blaming Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But it turns out they may have the wrong Republican senator in their sights.

  • USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of government poultry inspectors. But...

  • Sheila Jackson Lee, the Washington Post's Aaron Blake, and the impeachment farce

    The Washington Post's Aaron Blake admits no Republican of consequence has endorsed plans to impeach the president. Nonetheless, wild speculating on the matter is still a "totally valid topic."

  • US and UN: Israel, Hamas agree to unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Fri.

    NEW DELHI (AP) — US and UN: Israel, Hamas agree to unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Fri.



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