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WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of ambassadors could be confirmed before lawmakers adjourn this week, including a new U.S. envoy to Russia.Action would ease a Senate backlog currently keeping more than 50 diplomatic nominees in limbo. The State Depar ...more

AP News - 9 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.The bill would have prohibited companies from deducting expenses related to moving their operation ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's ruling party has won most of the seats at stake in legislative by-elections, cementing its majority and giving a boost to President Park Geun-hye's embattled conservative government after April's ferry disaster.< ...more

Reuters News - 19 minutes ago

By Jim Finkle BOSTON Reuters - Tor, the Internet privacy protecting service, said on Wednesday it discovered a compromise on its network that indicated somebody was trying to monitor the activity of its users. "While we don't know w ...more

Reuters News - 28 minutes ago

KANO Nigeria (Reuters) - A female suicide bomber blew herself up in a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Wednesday, killing six people and critically wounding another six in the fourth such attack by a woman in Kano in less than a we ...more

AP News - 29 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.Among the 168 ...more

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's government has nearly doubled fuel prices in an attempt to reform government subsidies and narrow a budget deficit.According to new prices posted Wednesday in the capital, Sanaa, the government raised price of regular ...more

Reuters News - 40 minutes ago

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A sponsorship deal with the Dutch national lottery operator guaranteed the Belkin cycling team's future on Wednesday. The Lotto company will become the main sponsor of both the professional cycling team and a Dutch speed ...more

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MADRID (AP) — The leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region held firm in a meeting with Spain's prime minister on Wednesday, saying he intends to push ahead with a secession referendum in November despite the central government's vows to sto ...more

AP News - 54 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.The rebound reported Wednesday by the Comme ...more