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Reuters News - 6 mins ago

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Baghdad wants to settle a high-stakes dispute over $100 million worth of Kurdish crude oil in Iraq's courts, although the oil is sitting in a tanker off the coast of Texas, a U.S. court filing said on Friday. Iraq's centra ...more

AP News - 6 mins ago

When director Jonathan Demme was approached to show support for all victims of the conflict in Gaza, he didn't hesitate to sign on. Actor Wallace Shawn is willing to put up with jeers on the street for his opinions about the violence. And Mark Ruffalo ...more

AP News - 14 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a week of aggressive action against Russia, President Barack Obama pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday for a diplomatic path out of Ukraine's struggle with Moscow-backed pro-Russian separatists. Putin countered by ...more

AP News - 14 mins ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A county court clerk in northern Virginia on Friday sought to delay a federal appeals court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.Attorneys for Michelle B. McQuigg, clerk of Prince William County's Circuit C ...more

AP News - 25 mins ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Moody's ratings agency late Friday upgraded Greece's government bond rating, predicting a gradual decline of its massive national debt.The agency is also citing a continued commitment by the bailed out country's conservativ ...more

AP News - 25 mins ago

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no ...more

AP News - 42 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.Employers added 209,000 jobs last month. Though that was f ...more

Reuters News - 43 mins ago

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will continue their long rivalry when they play together in the first two rounds at the PGA Championship in Kentucky next week. Americans Woods and Mickelson and Irishman Padraig Harrington, the 2008 ...more

AP News - 44 mins ago

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Friday ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal.Circuit Judge Terry Lewis wants the new map by Aug. 15, meaning that legislators wo ...more

Reuters News - 46 mins ago

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The wooden floor of UCLA's famed Pauley Pavilion, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, will be replaced after it was flooded this week when a major water main broke, the school's ...more