Politics and Elections News

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former "Saturday Night Live" performer lectures about financial products.Republican Mike McFadden's early ads show him taking a punch ...more

Reuters News - 35 mins ago

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian food safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor is conducting unscheduled checks at McDonald's restaurants in Sverdlovsk region, Itar-Tass news agency reported, citing local watchdog official Natalya Lukyantseva. On Wednesday, ...more

AP News - 40 mins ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wie ...more

AP News - 59 mins ago

BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend hi ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counterterrorism reforms that have been rejected by some Islamic leaders.< ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Pro-Palestinian activists marching along the Brooklyn Bridge were surprised when a giant flag in Palestinian colors was unfurled on the nearby Manhattan Bridge.The flag had the words "Boycott, Divest, Sanction" on it and was lowe ...more

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly s ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Three more Tibetan protesters shot and detained by Chinese authorities died in jail after being denied medical treatment, bringing the death toll from recent violence to five, according to overseas Tibetan rights groups and a U.S.-backed ...more

AP News - 2 hours ago

BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend hi ...more

AP News - 2 hours ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she'd fall, exhausted, into bed. More than two decades later, ...more