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  • Australia's House speaker quits over travel expense scrutiny

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:42:59 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — The speaker of Australia's House of Representatives resigned Sunday following weeks of accusations that she used taxpayer money to pay for extravagant and unnecessary travel.

  • Israeli premier vows 'zero tolerance' for Jewish extremists

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:27:57 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government will have "zero tolerance" for Jewish extremists.

  • US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:15:57 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The United States and Egypt on Sunday resumed formal security talks that were suspended six years ago amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.

  • Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:05:15 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

  • Obama to mandate steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:01:38 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Egyptian officials

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:26:31 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Sunday with Egyptian officials in Cairo as part of a Mideast trip aimed at assuaging concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

  • 2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:19:21 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.

  • Afghan Taliban issues statement quoting Haqqani group leader

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:29:08 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban issued a written statement Sunday purportedly quoting Jalaluddin Haqqani, the leader of the notoriously brutal Haqqani insurgent group, in an effort to quell rumors of his death.

  • Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:48:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.

  • Mexico news photographer found slain in capital

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:42:13 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A photographer for the Mexican investigative magazine Proceso, who had fled his home state after being harassed, was among five people found slain early Saturday in an apartment in Mexico City, according to the magazine.

  • Peru government reports Shining Path captives rescued

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:24:33 GMT

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian security forces rescued 54 adults and children, mostly members of the Ashaninka indigenous group, who had been held by Shining Path rebels in a remote jungle region, government officials said.

  • China to close Beijing's airports during military parade

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 04:29:38 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have announced they will close Beijing's two airports during a military parade next month to mark the anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II.

  • Obama to unveil final power plant emissions limits on Monday

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 04:15:02 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday will unveil the final version of his unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants.

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 02:03:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

  • Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:57:36 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.

  • Baltimore prosecutor won't cooperate with homicide panel

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:33:36 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A commission established to review homicides in Baltimore has stalled because its leaders say the city's top prosecutor isn't sharing information that's needed for the program to work.

  • Conservative donor Koch urges end to 'corporate cronyism'

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:23:29 GMT

    DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is challenging a group of roughly 450 like-minded conservative political donors to advocate for ending "corporate cronyism" - policies that in many cases help their businesses.

  • Biden associates resume discussion about presidential run

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:41:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son's illness and following his death earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president.

  • Graham says he can win New Hampshire - and McCain agrees

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 23:00:26 GMT

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's confident he can win the Republican presidential primaries in New Hampshire and his home state of South Carolina, two of the first voting states in the nomination contest.

  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich says family worth between $9M and $22M

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:22:33 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of more than a dozen Republicans seeking the party's presidential nomination, reports that he and his family are worth between $9 million and $22 million.

  • Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:06:06 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American foreign policy to his favorite music, and whether he had ever experienced discrimination.