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  • Dem Kildee: I support Obama’s Iran nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Michigan Democratic congressman says he supports President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee counts an American held hostage in Iran as a constituent. Kildee tells The Associated…

  • Ex-NY Senate leader, son plead not guilty to latest charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York state Senate leader and his son have pleaded not guilty to the latest charges against them in a corruption case. Dean Skelos (SKEH’-lohs) and his 33-year-old son,…

  • Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels. In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland,…

  • US delivering 8 newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — The United States Embassy in Cairo says the U.S. is delivering eight newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt as part of an ongoing military support package. It says in a Thursday statement that…

  • Schock, prosecutors find resolution on contempt accusations

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock and his attorneys have reached a temporary resolution with federal prosecutors on civil contempt accusations he faced for failing to produce campaign and congressional records. The…

  • Trump turns golf trip into extension of campaign trail

    TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Donald Trump turned a brief trip to a golf tournament in Scotland into an extension of his presidential campaign trail when he attended the Women’s British Open at his plush Turnberry…

  • Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar’s death, choose successor

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, who led the group’s self-styled Islamic emirate in the 1990s, sheltered al-Qaida through the 9/11 attacks and led a 14-year…

  • Loose papers may have caused deadly F-16 crash in Spain

    PARIS (AP) — Loose papers left in the cockpit of an F-16 that crashed at a Spanish air base could have sent the fighter jet into its deadly spiral, French investigators have concluded. The report…

  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.98 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4 percent. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year…

  • Jon Stewart signing off ‘Daily Show’ fake newscast for real

    NEW YORK (AP) — After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his pair of Peabody Awards, his cultural gravitas (he hung with…

  • Poland’s future president wants more NATO presence

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President-elect Andrzej Duda, who takes office next week, says his priority is to have NATO troops and armaments permanently placed in Poland as a safety guarantee. The comments made Wednesday…

  • Activists: Al-Qaida abducts US-backed Syrian rebels

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say a leader and six members of a U.S.-backed rebel group have been abducted in northern Syria, most likely by the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human…

  • Bosnians protest against EU-recommended labor law

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Amid the protests of thousands of workers, the Bosnian-Croat regional parliament on Thursday adopted a new labor law that aims to create a more business-friendly environment with the intention of creating…

  • India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country’s worst terrorist attack.…

  • Greek leader seeks to quash rebellion with party vote

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a bid to consolidate his political support and complete a crucial bailout with creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for a vote within his party to decisively…