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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will press Congress this week to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states.The White House says Obama will discuss the issue during remarks Tuesday at a facility in Virginia that tests new technologi ...more

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it downed a drone on Monday along the country's southern coastline, the first time it encountered an unmanned aircraft since the campaign against Gaza Strip militants began last week.The drone was launc ...more

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HORONOBE, Japan (AP) — Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground it's a different story.Workers and scientists have carved a sprawling laboratory deep below thi ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Another day, another defiant weapons test from North Korea.A day after launching two ballistic missiles from a base near the border with archrival South Korea, Pyongyang on Monday fired a barrage of artillery shells int ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — For a year, The Associated Press has been tracking movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates. Here's the latest presidential prep checklist:NONDENIAL DENIAL: Cagey words that cloak pres ...more

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PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Defense Ministry has signed a deal to deliver 14 military airplanes to the United States in an $11 million deal.According to the deal signed Monday, Czech plane maker Aero Vodochody will take the subsonic L-159 military p ...more

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The incoming leader of Europe's most powerful bureaucracy is a master of the backroom deal — and an outspoken and witty career politician who once advocated the right to lie in times of crisis.Jean-Claude Juncker, who was prime m ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have indicted British and American investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining and selling private information, state media reported Monday, as the Briton blamed the pharmaceutical company ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.Billions of dollars are riding on how thes ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It's considered bad form for politicians to say things that are not true.When they talk about their own ambitions, though, deception pretty much comes with the territory and no one seems to mind.People who are patently f ...more