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Senate confirms Kagan as justice

WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan on Thursday as the Supreme Court’s 112th justice and the fourth woman in its history, granting a lifetime term to a lawyer and academic with a...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Supermodel denies receiving ‘blood diamonds’

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands – Fashion icon Naomi Campbell countered allegations that former Liberian ruler Charles Taylor gave her a fistful of diamonds as a flirtatious gift, telling his war crimes...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

14 charged for links to Somali terrorism

WASHINGTON – The government announced Thursday that it has charged 14 people as participants in “a deadly pipeline” to Somalia that routed money and fighters from the United States to the terrorist...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

US Army flies flood relief missions in Pakistan

KALAM, Pakistan (AP) U.S. Army choppers flew their first relief missions in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest Thursday, airlifting hundreds of stranded people to safety from a devastated tourist...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Toyota posts profit

TOKYO – Toyota reported a quarterly profit of $2.2 billion, reversing from red ink a year earlier as the world’s top automaker benefited from a global sales recovery that offset lingering doubts...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Smog suffocates Moscow as massive fires rage on

PEREDELTSY, Russia – Moscow was engulfed Wednesday by the thickest blanket of smog yet this summer, an acrid, choking haze from wildfires that have wiped out Russian forests, villages and a...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Mud finally plugs BP’s Gulf well

NEW ORLEANS – In the end, it was a crush of mud that finally plugged the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, three months after the offshore drilling rig explosion that unleashed a gusher of oil...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

70 percent of oil is gone, government says

WASHINGTON – With a startling report that some researchers call more spin than science, the government said Wednesday that the mess made by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is mostly gone...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gay marriage ban reversed

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge overturned California’s gay-marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually force the U.S. Supreme Court to confront the question of whether same-sex...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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9 die in Connecticut workplace shootingMANCHESTER, Conn. – A warehouse driver who a union official said was caught on video stealing beer from the distributorship where he worked went on a shooting...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Newcomer wins GOP primary

WASHINGTON – In a surprise primary outcome, political newcomer Rick Snyder dispatched Michigan’s attorney general, a longtime congressman and two others Tuesday to win the Republican nomination in...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

BP begins attempt to plug blown-out well with mud

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – BP embarked Tuesday on an operation that could seal the biggest offshore oil leak in U.S. history once and for all, forcing mud down the throat of its blown-out well in a...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World