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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

Thrifty consumers slow recovery

WASHINGTON – American shoppers are being careful about how much they spend, and that’s making businesses cautious about hiring.For the economic recovery to gain strength – and the unemployment rate...

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

Expanding westward, Amish grow

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The search by the booming North American population of Amish for affordable, fertile farmland has produced settlements in 28 states and Ontario – and even has led parties to scout...

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

Sea life most diverse off Australia

WASHINGTON – The oceans around Australia boast the greatest diversity of sea life on the planet, but the now oil-threatened Gulf of Mexico also ranks in the top five regions for variety of...

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

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