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Reuters News - 7 mins ago

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - In an oil field in northeastern Syria, trucks line up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliph ...more

AP News - 10 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law — down from 8 million reported earlier this year.Medicare Administrator Marilyn Tavenner (TAV'-eh ...more

AP News - 18 mins ago

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A slain Pennsylvania state trooper is being remembered as an impeccable officer who always put his family first.Police Commissioner Frank Noonan says everyone admired 38-year-old Bryon Dickson, who could always be counted on ...more

Reuters News - 26 mins ago

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he was ready to go further on European Union integration with Germany and wanted to move towards a "two-speed" Europe. "France is ready for new initiatives, not to undo t ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rescue crews were searching Thursday for a Texas sheriff's deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters.Roger Wade, a spokesman for the Travis County Sheriff's Office, sa ...more

Reuters News - 30 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than ninety former business partners of AT&T Inc are demanding the Federal Communications Commision block the wireless carrier's $48.5 billion bid for DirecTV, saying the company engaged in anti-competitive behavior and ...more

Reuters News - 31 mins ago

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced the award of a $4.75 million three-year grant to a group of educational and research organizations to study arrest data in five U.S. cities and im ...more

AP News - 32 mins ago

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's Interior Ministry says police have released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, who was detained last month after landing in the Gulf Arab country on a visit to see her jailed father.Al-Khawaja faces charges ...more

Reuters News - 33 mins ago

(Reuters) - Mercedes-Benz, the luxury brand of Daimler AG, has received one of the first California licenses for self-driving cars, the company said on Thursday. Earlier this week, Volkswagen AG's <VOWG_p.DE> luxury Audi brand said it r ...more

AP News - 42 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, denied Thursday that he lied to Congress about government surveillance last year, and he rolled out a new national intelligence strategy that includes principles of ethics for inte ...more