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NEW DELHI (AP) — When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India's most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor's lackluste ...more

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A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man, following a judge's ruli ...more

Reuters News - 17 mins ago

(Reuters) - Michael Phelps made an ominous return to international competition on Friday, qualifying for the final of the 100 meters freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships at Australia's Gold Coast. Taking on the world's best sprinters in ...more

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TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Officials in areas of north-central Washington hard-hit by wildfire this summer say heavy rain has triggered flash floods and mud slides, damaging some homes, blocking portions of three highways and stranding some motorists.T ...more

AP News - 39 mins ago

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont congressional delegation and other dignitaries from across the state are due in Rutland for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords who died earlier this week at age 80.Jeffords was a former U.S. senator prob ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. military to become Iraq's air force. But he may have little choice. Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the Uni ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm."Appearing with Ryan at a public event for the first time ...more

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's immigration minister defended his country's tough policies on asylum seekers on Friday, saying measures including the detention of children and denial of permanent visas were needed to stop dangerous people-smuggling vent ...more

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Today is Friday, August 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On August 22, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war against Belgium.On this date:In 1485, England ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding the South American nation ...more