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Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home

The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. For U.S. and European counterterrorism officials, his 90-second spasm of violence is the kind of attack they fear from thousands of... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Ukraine says fighter jet shot down

Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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What dispute? India and China ignore land squabble

For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China — a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of land larger than Austria. Two militaries have skirmished. A brief, bloody... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Iran president calls US sanctions an 'invasion'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he promised negotiations... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback after shooting, riots

The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Solar energy users claim victory as 'sun tax' rejected

Rocky Mountain Power wanted to charge residential rooftop solar customers a $4.65 monthly fee to cover its distribution costs of energy for times when solar is not putting power in the grid. But... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Obama to attend wedding of longtime personal chef; chef marrying MSNBC host

Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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13 ways Disney could use drones at its parks

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Disney filed for patents that include drones. Mostly, the drones would be used for special effects and its shows. But what else could Disney do with the air devices? Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Washington city fights to keep legal marijuana out

A lawyer for a man who wants to open a marijuana shop in the small Washington city of Fife asked a judge Friday to strike down its ban on marijuana businesses, in a case that has big implications... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

Is it time to cash out of stocks? Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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US delivers military aid to Lebanese army

The United States has delivered its first emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon, officials said Friday, to help bolster military forces as part of a broader regional response to combat the... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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10 things to know about corporate inversions

Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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10 jobs you can get right now

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America's middle class is suffering. It might be because many are unemployed. Here are 10 jobs with a bunch of openings. And it won't take a lot of effort to get them. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Hundreds mourn famed Egyptian rights advocate

Hundreds of activists, lawyers and other admirers gathered on Thursday to pay a final farewell to one of Egypt's leading civil rights advocates, a lawyer who defended Islamists, atheists and... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Couples in Utah same-sex marriage case ask Supreme Court to hear state's appeal

The three couples challenging Utah's ban on same-sex marriage asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to accept the state's request to hear the case. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Gay rights activists to fight charges for disrupting Utah Legislature

Gay rights activists locked arms on the Capitol steps Thursday demanding to be heard just as they did at a legislative committee meeting earlier this year that ended in their arrests. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Gov.: Elected officials need to serve on UTA board to boost accountability

Gov. Gary Herbert called Thursday for elected officials to be appointed to the Utah Transit Authority board even though he said it appears the concerns raised in a new legislative audit have... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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