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Reuters News - 11 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is expected to nominate a former State Department official, Richard Verma, to be the new U.S. ambassador to India, just ahead of a visit to Washington at the end of this month by new Indian Prime Minister N ...more

Reuters News - 22 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday said 7.3 million people were up to date on their monthly premiums for private health plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare law as of Aug. 15. Republicans have long sought ...more

AP News - 25 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women's economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond, pointing to an issue that could animate ...more

AP News - 25 mins ago

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he's growing tired of the legislative committee investigating politically motivated lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.Christie on Thursday blasted the committee for leaking documents to t ...more

AP News - 38 mins ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge says he's concerned Oklahoma won't be able to give its execution team more training before three inmates are scheduled to be executed this fall.Oklahoma recently said it would revamp its execution procedures ...more

AP News - 39 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market headed higher Thursday as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's in no rush to raise interest rates.KEEPING SCORE: A ...more

Reuters News - 39 mins ago

LAGOS (Reuters) - Torture is so common in Nigeria's police force that many police stations have a designated officer to carry out atrocities such as pulling teeth, choking, raping and delivering electric shocks to detainees, Amnesty International said ...more

AP News - 43 mins ago

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's Interior Ministry said Thursday that police have released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, who was being held for questioning after her arrest on arrival in the Gulf Arab country last month.Al-Khawaja con ...more

Reuters News - 47 mins ago

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer posted bond and was released from a county jail on Thursday, a day after he was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault in the latest domestic violence ca ...more

Reuters News - 47 mins ago

By Dan Burns and Akane Otani NEW YORK (Reuters) - If history is any guide, investors who miss out on getting a slice of Alibaba's massive initial public offering may want to think twice about jumping into the stock once it hits the New York S ...more