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  • Barclays reports sevenfold increase in profits

    LONDON (AP) — Barclays, Britain’s second largest bank, says second quarter profit increased sevenfold, boosted by earnings from investment banking and a 496 million pound ($774 million) gain on assets acquired from Lehman Brothers in…

  • Israel rules contested West Bank complex must be demolished

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that a contested West Bank settlement housing complex must be demolished. The Israeli government had fought the ruling and made efforts to legalize the complex, under construction…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 57 42 .576 — Baltimore 50 49 .505 7 Tampa Bay 51 51 .500 7½ Toronto 50 51 .495 8 Boston 44 57 .436 14 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB Washington 52 46 .531 — New York 52 48 .520 1 Atlanta 46 54 .460 7 Miami 42 58 .420 11 Philadelphia 38 63 .376 15½ Central Division W…

  • Google+ giving up battle to top Facebook

    WASHINGTON — For all intents and purposes, Google+ has been dying as a social network for as long as it has been alive. Google launched Google+ four years ago, in an attempt to compete against…

  • Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift

    PIONKI, Poland (AP) — Marek Bogacki feels life in Poland 26 years after the fall of communism could hardly be better. Wearing a fine shirt and tie and enjoying brunch at a French bakery in…

  • Japan-based advertising firm wins Olympic TV rights in Asia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has awarded exclusive Olympic broadcast rights in 22 Asia-Pacific countries to Japan-based advertising agency Dentsu Inc. The IOC on Wednesday said the deal covers the 2018…

  • Nintendo reverses into quarterly profit on yen, sales growth

    TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo posted an 8.28 billion yen ($67 million) profit for the fiscal first quarter, helped by better sales and a cheap yen that boosted overseas earnings. Nintendo Co., the Japanese video-game maker…

  • Myanmar’s democracy leader to contest November election

    THANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s democracy leader and lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi has registered for a seat in November elections. Suu Kyi submitted her papers at Thanlyin township’s Election Commission office on Wednesday to…

  • Overnight shooting at Niger Embassy in Egypt kills 1

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities say gunmen opened fire overnight outside of the Niger Embassy, killing a police conscript and wounding three. The Interior Ministry statement, released Wednesday, said the shooting happened about 1 a.m.…

  • Volkswagen Q2 earns slip on restructuring, troubled markets

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM. The Wolfsburg, Germany-based automaker was hit by 180 million euros…

  • 8 Australian men charged with 500 sex offenses against girl

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — An Australian man was accused Wednesday of allowing seven men to sexually abuse his 13-year-old daughter over the past two years, with police charging all eight men with more than 500…

  • Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It’s midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay’s feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the…

  • Today in History: July 29, 2015

    A look at things that have happened on July 29.

  • Update on the latest religion news

    GOP 2016-PLANNED PARENTHOOD GOP hopeful Dr. Ben Carson blasts Planned Parenthood WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Ben Carson has urged people of faith to stand up against what he calls the “blatant evil” of Planned Parenthood.…