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New NSA spying allegations rile European allies

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration faced a breakdown in confidence Sunday from key foreign allies who threatened investigations and sanctions against the U.S. over secret surveillance programs that reportedly installed covert listening devices in […]

06/30/2013

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US suspends Bangladesh trade privileges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Thursday the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh because of concerns over labor rights and worker safety that intensified after hundreds died there in the global garment […]

06/27/2013

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Turkish official approves ‘standing man’ protest

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s deputy prime minister gave a nod of approval on Wednesday to a new form of peaceful resistance that is spreading through Turkey. Although police dispersed pockets of protesters who set […]

06/19/2013

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The ins and outs of G-8 summit promises

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Group of Eight summit participants are powerful people: the leaders of the U.S., Russia, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan, plus top officials from the European Union. But they […]

06/18/2013

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EU, US to launch trade talks next month

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Talks on a sweeping trade deal between the European Union and the United States are to get underway in Washington next month, President Barack Obama and top European Union officials […]

06/17/2013

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Dishing up trash: New look for sustainable seafood

(AP) – Most people have only ever seen a scorpion fish in an aquarium. Unless they dine at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C., where they’ll find the spiny, venomous creature on the menu. […]

06/14/2013

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Oil falls below $92 on high supplies, OPEC output

(AP) – The price of oil fell 2 percent to its lowest level in a month after OPEC stuck to its current production target despite ample supplies of crude. U.S. crude oil futures fell $1.64 […]

05/31/2013

US Senator of Arizona John McCain (c), visits troops at a Patriot missile site in Turkey. (John McCain handout via Twitter/AP Photo)

McCain makes surprise trip to visit Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of Syria’s opposition forces got a chance to make their case for increased U.S. support directly with Sen. John McCain when he slipped into that country for a surprise visit. “We […]

05/28/2013

Calif. beach water quality mostly good last summer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new report finds visitors to California beaches encountered mostly clean waters last year. About 93 percent of beaches along the state’s coast that were tested for bacterial pollution last summer […]

05/23/2013

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EU to ban reusable olive oil bottles in eateries

BRUSSELS (AP) — The small glass bottle filled, and refilled, with golden olive oil has long been a staple on many restaurant tables across Europe. Now, the European Union is going to ban it. The […]

05/17/2013

People and rescuers gather after an eight story building collapsed in Savar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo)

Bangladesh building-collapse toll tops 600

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 600 bodies have been recovered from the garment-factory building that collapsed well over a week ago, police said Sunday as the grim recovery work continued in one of the […]

05/06/2013

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Solid job gains in April ease fears about economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy showed in April that it’s healthier than many had feared, adding a solid 165,000 jobs and driving the unemployment rate down a notch to a four-year low of 7.5 […]

05/03/2013

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