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A woman stands in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Washington budget impasse keeps markets in check

LONDON (AP) — Uncertainty about how long the partial shutdown of the U.S. government will last kept investors on edge Friday, though the prevailing view in markets is that Congress will be able to reach […]

10/04/2013

Thousands of people line Glory Pier in the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan to see a giant yellow duck designed by artist Florentijn Hofman. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, FILE)

Duckie dynasty: 40-foot duck floats to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The first U.S. version of 40-foot-tall rubber duckie that’s made a splash in harbors from Hong Kong to Sao Paulo will appear in Pittsburgh on Friday. Each city builds its own duck […]

09/26/2013

Hawthorne families return home after methane leak

HAWTHORNE (CNS) – Thirty-seven Hawthorne families, evacuated from their homes Sept. 12 due to methane gas spewing from a nearby well, began returning home today after an international well control company finally capped the idled […]

09/25/2013

A Sotheby's employee shows The Pink Star diamond weighing 59.6 carats, during a preview at  Sotheby's, in Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)

Pink diamond expected to fetch over $60 million

GENEVA (AP) — Sotheby’s is showing off a pink diamond that is expected to fetch more than $60 million at auction. The auction house was giving previews of what it calls the world’s most valuable […]

09/25/2013

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo as Japan's bench mark Nikkei 225 index shows 258.36 points gain to 14,119.17 Monday morning, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo’s Olympic bid success gives Nikkei a boost

LONDON (AP) — Japanese stocks outperformed others Monday after Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games boosted sentiment over the future of the world’s number 3 economy. Elsewhere, uncertainty over Syria and whether […]

09/09/2013

A motorcyclist looks at a damaged Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 at Sunvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

Thai Airways skids off runway; 14 passengers hurt

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai Airways Airbus 330-300 skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok’s main airport after its landing gear malfunctioned, the airline said Monday. Fourteen people were injured while evacuating the plane, […]

09/09/2013

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Kremlin disappointed over Obama canceling visit

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin voiced disappointment Wednesday with President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said that it remains ready to cooperate with the United States […]

08/07/2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden during his meeting with Russian activists and officials at Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Tatyana Lokshina, Human Rights Watch)

Snowden to stay in Russia for now

    MOSCOW (AP) — Edward Snowden may be settling in for a long stay in Russia, his lawyer indicated Wednesday, saying the National Security Agency leaker plans to start studying the Russian language and […]

07/24/2013

US Representative of Ohio and House Speaker John Boehner (AP photo)

House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday soundly rejected suggestions that the United States boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi if Russia grants asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. “Why would […]

07/17/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden wants Russia asylum, lawmaker says

MOSCOW (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants asylum in Russia and is willing to stop sharing information as a trade-off for such a deal, according to a parliament member who was among […]

07/12/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden insists NSA overstepping bounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — NSA leaker Edward Snowden claims the spy agency gathers all communications into and out of the U.S. for analysis, despite NSA claims that it only targets foreign traffic. The fugitive systems analyst […]

07/08/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Russian official: Venezuela last chance for Snowden

MOSCOW (AP) – An influential Russian parliament member who often speaks for the Kremlin encouraged NSA leaker Edward Snowden on Sunday to accept Venezuela’s offer of asylum. Alexei Pushkov, who heads the international affairs committee […]

07/07/2013

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