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Afghan leader balks at Taliban talks
19 Jun 2013 at 9:11am
Hamid Karzai won't pursue talks unless the U.S. steps out of negotiations.
What really caused TWA Flight 800 crash?
19 Jun 2013 at 7:16am
The producers of an upcoming documentary on TWA Flight 800?which exploded and crashed into the waters off Long Island, N.Y., on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 people on board?claim to have proof that an explosion outside the Paris-bound flight caused the crash. And six former investigators who took part in the film say there [...]
Budget office view boosts Senate immigration bill
19 Jun 2013 at 8:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Supporters of a far-reaching immigration bill in the Senate see fresh momentum from a report by the Congressional Budget Office that says the measure would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits by billions of dollars.
Protesters out again in Brazil's biggest city
19 Jun 2013 at 9:06am
SAO PAULO (AP) ? Scattered street demonstrations popped up around Brazil early Wednesday as protesters continued their collective cry against the low-quality public services they receive in exchange for high taxes and high prices.
Iceland: 'informal talks' about Snowden asylum
19 Jun 2013 at 8:19am
STOCKHOLM (AP) ? A WikiLeaks spokesman who claims to represent Edward Snowden has reached out to government officials in Iceland about the potential of the NSA leaker applying for asylum in the Nordic country, officials there said Wednesday.
Investors look for answers on economy from Fed
19 Jun 2013 at 7:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Worry and speculation have consumed investors since Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke to Congress last month about the Federal Reserve's drive to keep long-term interest rates at record lows.
16 dead: Militants infiltrate UN's Somalia office
19 Jun 2013 at 7:57am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) ? Seven al-Qaida-linked gunmen detonated a pick-up truck rigged with explosives at the gate of the U.N. compound in Somalia's capital Wednesday, launching a bombs-and-gunfire assault that saw militants pour into the complex, killing at least nine people, including three foreigners, officials said.
FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa's remains ends
19 Jun 2013 at 9:05am
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) ? The excavation of a rural field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, the FBI announced Wednesday, adding another unsuccessful chapter to a nearly 40-year-old mystery.
Baked Alaska: Unusual heat wave hits 49th state
19 Jun 2013 at 8:54am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? A heat wave hitting Alaska may not rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of the 49th state, the days of hot weather feel like a stifling oven ? or a tropical paradise.
'Man of Steel' promoted from the pulpit
19 Jun 2013 at 9:08am
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Seems Warner Bros. has taken movie marketing to a whole new level ? even higher than a bird or a plane.
Senator: IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses
19 Jun 2013 at 7:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP senator.
Heat force Game 7 with 103-100 OT win over Spurs
19 Jun 2013 at 12:41am
MIAMI (AP) ? When LeBron James' greatness almost wasn't good enough, officials began preparing for a San Antonio celebration.
Obama renews calls for nuclear reductions
19 Jun 2013 at 9:42am
BERLIN (AP) ? Appealing for a new citizen activism in the free world, President Barack Obama renewed his call Wednesday to reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles and to confront climate change, a danger he called "the global threat of our time."
Obama: 'Lives have been saved' by NSA programs
19 Jun 2013 at 5:15am
BERLIN (AP) ? Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.