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AP News - 5 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans like to talk about food, and they certainly like to eat. But they don't normally think about food policy when they vote.A group of food advocates is trying to figure out how to change that. They're putting money and o ...more

Reuters News - 12 mins ago

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in a mostly Shi'ite Muslim neighborhood of southeastern Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 11 people, police and hospital sources said. The violence came a day after Baghdad witnessed one of its bloodiest da ...more

AP News - 12 mins ago

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the c ...more

Reuters News - 14 mins ago

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York State Assemblyman William Scarborough, who represents a district in the New York City borough of Queens, was arrested on Wednesday on charges of abusing the state's travel voucher system, state authorities said.

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Reuters News - 15 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he hopes the U.S. leader will make sure that any final nuclear deal between Iran and world powers does not allow Tehran to stand at the "thre ...more

AP News - 20 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker wants Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her job, and a senior Democrat said Wednesday he is not comfortable with her leading the Secret Service but subsequently said he hasn't decided whether ...more

Reuters News - 21 mins ago

By Teis Jensen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Three Greenlandic ministers stepped down from the government on Wednesday to press Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond to quit after she was accused of misuse of state money on private flights and hotels for fam ...more

Reuters News - 23 mins ago

DETROIT (Reuters) - Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz will have to lower its labeling of fuel economy ratings on two all-wheel drive compact sedans, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday. The EPA tested the Mercedes-Benz C300 al ...more

Reuters News - 24 mins ago

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma set up new procedures on executions that include increasing by five times the dosage of a controversial sedative that was among the drugs used in a botched execution in April, which prompte ...more

AP News - 34 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.Main Street investors have poured a trillion dollars into bonds since the financial crisis, and helped send prices soaring. As fund managers and regulators fret about an ine ...more