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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.Republicans back in Washington think they've found th ...more

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state-run media say a pair of mortar shells hit near the parliament building in central Damascus, killing five people.SANA news agency says the mortars struck some 320 feet (100 meters) from the parliament in the S ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.The National Republican Congressional Committee ...more

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NANJING, China (AP) — Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound."Japan is a country without credibility. They pretend to be friendly, ...more

AP News - 19 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds.The question now before the court is relatively narrow, focusing on whether a sovereign nation can be forc ...more

Reuters News - 23 minutes ago

ANKARA (Reuters) - An oil pipeline carrying crude from Iraq's Kirkuk oil fields to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan is unusable because of persistent militant attacks, Turkey's energy minister said on Monday. "Of course this is a loss fo ...more

AP News - 36 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-bei ...more

Reuters News - 58 minutes ago

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian court on Sunday sentenced five men to death for their involvement in a suicide attack on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in 2003, the state news agency reported. Another 37 people were sentenced t ...more

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China has shut down more than 100 websites carrying pornography and closed thousands of accounts on social media sites in an re-newed effort to clean up the internet, state media reported. The campaign, named "Cleaning the ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

BEIJING (Reuters) - The fast development of internet finance in China is driving an increase in cases of illegal fund raising, a situation that could worsen if regulation does not catch up, a senior official at the country's banking sector watchdog sai ...more