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Reuters News - 7 mins ago

By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - Mormon leaders are reaffirming their faith's belief that only heterosexual marriage is ordained by God, in a letter to be read to congregations this holiday weekend following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that l ...more

AP News - 9 mins ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):___12:25 a.m.Greece has suffered its fourth ratings downgrade this week, as Moody's investors service slashed the country's rating from Caa2 to Caa3 ...more

AP News - 14 mins ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council decided Wednesday to impose sanctions on six generals for fueling an 18-month conflict in South Sudan that has killed thousands, forced over two million people to flee their homes and created a humanitari ...more

Reuters News - 23 mins ago

(Reuters) - Investigators suspect human activity, rather than lightning, sparked a grassland fire that has destroyed at least 29 homes near the eastern slopes of the Cascades in central Washington, officials said on Wednesday. The so-called S ...more

AP News - 24 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEOs of government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are getting large raises, to about $4 million a year, as the government relaxes rules that were imposed on the companies after they suffered big losses and were ba ...more

AP News - 36 mins ago

CAIRO (AP) — The latest news on the nine Muslim Brotherhood leaders killed in a Cairo apartment raid (all times local):10:45 p.m.The Muslim Brotherhood says its leaders killed in a Cairo apartment were murdered in "in cold blood," calling ...more

AP News - 36 mins ago

BERLIN (AP) — WikiLeaks has published a list it claims shows the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on senior German officials other than Chancellor Angela Merkel.Reports two years ago that Merkel's phone had been targeted by the NSA pro ...more

AP News - 36 mins ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An ex-California state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to a racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.Leland Yee could face a maximum of 20 years in prison wh ...more

AP News - 37 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds that most Americans approve of the recent Supreme Court decision preserving the health care law's subsidized insurance premiums for people in all 50 states.Overall, 62 percent approved, while 32 percent disappr ...more

Reuters News - 39 mins ago

(Reuters) - Wayne County, home to Detroit, was under "probable financial stress," the state of Michigan said on Wednesday and announced plans to start a formal fiscal review. The state's Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board said G ...more