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United States Justice Dept. signs off on United-Continental deal MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – United and Continental airlines moved a big step closer to their proposed combination Friday, with the Justice...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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China N. Korea’s reclusive Kim makes unexpected visit JILIN, China (AP) – North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il has turned up in China in a strangely timed visit for the reclusive leader while former...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Carter in North Korea to bring American home SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Koreans welcomed Jimmy Carter back to Pyongyang with smiles, salutes and hearty handshakes Wednesday as the former...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Nation Briefs

Bad news on homes, goods adds to air of recession WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s starting to feel like another recession.Businesses are ordering fewer goods. Home sales are the slowest in decades. Jobs are...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Iraq Gunmen kill 5 Iraqi oil workers, steal payroll BAGHDAD (AP) – Gunmen in Iraq ambushed a car carrying five oil refinery employees transporting the company payroll Monday, killing them and...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Egyptian police recover stolen Van GoghCAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s cultural minister says a stolen Vincent van Gogh painting valued at $50 million has been recovered by police at the Cairo airport.Minster...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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FloridaNew rules could rule out many oil spill claimsMIAMI (AP) – A flower shop in Florida that saw a drop-off in weddings this summer is probably out of luck. So is a restaurant in Idaho that had...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

World Briefs

Al-Qaida in Iraq claims army recruiting bombingBAGHDAD (AP) – An al-Qaida in Iraq front group on Friday claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing this week that killed 61 Iraqi army recruits...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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KuwaitLast U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq through KuwaitKHABARI CROSSING, Kuwait (AP) – A U.S. military spokesman says the last American combat brigade is leaving Iraq.Capt. Christopher Ophardt,...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Nation Briefs

Egg recall grows to 380 millionATLANTA (AP) – Hundreds of people have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to eggs in four states and possibly more, health officials said Wednesday as a...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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NevadaCompany identifies dead miners found in shaftRENO, Nev. (AP) – A gold mining company says that remains found at the bottom of a shaft in Nevada are those of two miners who had been missing...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

World Briefs

Afghan, NATO troops pursue Haqqani KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – More than 20 insurgents including Arab, Chechen and Pakistani fighters have been killed by NATO and Afghan forces who are ramping up...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World