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WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.The idea is to minimiz ...more

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.His first thought was, "Not again."The 26-year-old student leader h ...more

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Today is Wednesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2014. There are 161 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On July 23, 1914, Austria-Hungary presented a list of demands to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Franz Fe ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls ...more

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LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — A man suspected of shooting two South Texas police officers during a standoff is "presumed dead" after officers raided the house Tuesday night in which he had barricaded himself, authorities said.The 29-year-old capital mur ...more

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, team owner Lew Wolf ...more

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When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.Delta Air ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said ...more

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SEATTLE (AP) — Fundraising amid a swirl of overseas and border challenges, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that foreign crises are creating anxieties in an American public already worried that a recovering economy is not improving their lives.< ...more

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters made progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.The Carlto ...more