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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The Pascagoula City Council and Pascagoula School District have reached a compromise on a property tax hike and the city approved its $62 million budget for 2015 -- just three hours before the midnight deadline.The Sun H ...more

AP News - 15 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday.The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $7.7 millio ...more

AP News - 16 mins ago

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of a local al-Qaida-inspired group, Egypt ...more

AP News - 26 mins ago

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.The very last buyout checks, totaling about $916.5 million, go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Tuesday as investors fret about the fallout of economic sanctions.The United States and the European Union last week imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia ...more

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PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy — including dissidents within his Socialist Party.The Socialists have a sol ...more

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LONDON (AP) — With Thursday's referendum looming, proponents of Scottish independence are using one of the main weapons in their armory — Scotland's widespread mistrust of the Conservative Party.The Conservatives, also known as Tories, have been ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Tuesday it would firmly defend its 3,500-km- (2,200-mile-) long border with China after domestic media reported a new face-off on the disputed frontier, just days ahead of a visit by Pres ...more

AP News - 2 hours ago

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South.Christie was visiting Tuesday as chairman of the Republic ...more

AP News - 2 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war.< ...more