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  • VIDEO: John Kerry vows U.S. will continue push for Israel-Palestinian ceasefire

    After a weekend of continued fighting in Gaza, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, "that doesn't mean you turn away. You have to keep doing it."

  • Is Obama To Blame for the World's Crises?

    When trouble flares up around the world, U.S. presidents get blamed. The latest polls show that only about 36 percent of Americans approve of Barack Obama's handling of foreign affairs -- down from 51 percent in May, 2011, after the death of Osama bin Laden.

  • What if Obama defended American business?

    Just for once, wouldn't it be great if President Obama actually defended American business, instead of attacking it?

  • Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he is stopped by a bomb. Aquino said in his annual state of the nation address before Congress that...

  • Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the...

  • Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli jets struck several sites in Gaza on Monday as rockets continued to fall on Israel, the Israeli military said, disrupting a relative lull in the Gaza war at the start of a major Muslim holiday. The airstrikes followed an almost 12-hour pause in the fighting and came...

  • Palestinian officials: airstrike hits main Gaza hospital compound, causing casualties

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian officials: airstrike hits main Gaza hospital compound, causing casualties.

  • Contracts to buy US homes slip in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index slipped 1.1 percent to 102.7 last month. The index remains 7.3...

  • Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

    NEW YORK (AP) — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market. Zillow would also become the king of real estate listings available on smartphones. "It's a very sound business move by...

  • Walker says he would back anti-outsourcing rules

    WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he would support a measure to ensure that tax credits and other economic development incentives do not go to companies that outsource jobs. Walker spoke Monday before a Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. meeting in Wauwatosa. Walker has been...

  • Witness list released in McDonnell trial

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed a list of 61 potential witnesses in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife. Among those on the witness list are Maureen McDonnell and the couple's three children, Sean, Rachel and Bobby. The witness list and...

  • Buyer's remorse? Survey finds Mitt Romney would handily win popular vote against Obama today

    Mitt Romney would win the popular vote against President Obama in a re-vote of the 2012 presidential election, according to a new poll.

  • Obama, European leaders hold joint call on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and European leaders are conferring about next steps for dealing with the crisis in Ukraine. The White House says Obama held a joint call Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND'), British...

  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there. Government troops have stepped up their push to win back territory from pro-Russian...

  • Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers. The $8.5 billion deal will give Dollar Tree more than 13,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. The current leading discounter, Dollar General Corp.,...



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