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Good news drives triple-digit gain

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average gained more than 100 points for the third consecutive day Monday after investors got some unexpected good news about the economy.A report on the housing...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

WikiLeaks vows to put more out

LONDON – It has no headquarters and its public face – a wiry, silver-haired Australian with a physics Ph.D. – carries his desktop computer in a backpack as he moves from place to place.WikiLeaks is...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Blagojevich defense attorney clashes with judge

CHICAGO – Rod Blagojevich’s defense attorney clashed with the judge Monday over his planned closing arguments, pledging to go to jail if he is prohibited from telling jurors about witnesses that...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

BP chief to lose job

LONDON – BP is jettisoning CEO Tony Hayward, whose verbal blunders made the oil giant’s image even worse as it struggled to contain the Gulf oil spill, and will assign him to a key job in Russia, a...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Nation Briefs

Washington, D.C.Power outages hit Mid-Atlantic regionWASHINGTON (AP) – It could take days to restore power to hundreds of thousands of people around Washington after a storm downed power lines and...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Khmer Rouge jailer gets 19 years for 16,000 dead

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – A war crimes tribunal sentenced the Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer Monday to a prison term that will see him serve less than half a day for every person killed at the notorious...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S., S. Korea display power

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON – The East Sea off the coast of the Korean peninsula roiled Monday with U.S. and South Korean ships, submarines, fighter jets and helicopters – high-profile...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. official says BP’s Hayward on his way out

NEW ORLEANS – It looks like Tony Hayward will finally get his life back after all.The gaffe-prone Brit is on his way out as CEO of oil giant BP, according to a senior U.S. government official. An...

DATE: July 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Leaks provide ground-level tales of Afghanistan war

WASHINGTON – Some 90,000 leaked U.S. military records posted online Sunday amount to a blow-by-blow account of six years of the Afghanistan war, including unreported incidents of Afghan civilian...

DATE: July 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Ariz. law comes after years of anger

PHOENIX – As the days tick down until the Arizona immigration law takes effect, the state stands as a monument to the anger over illegal immigration that is present in so many places.The anger has...

DATE: July 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Taliban claim killing of U.S. sailor

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban have offered to exchange the body of a U.S. Navy sailor they said was killed in an ambush two days ago in exchange for insurgent prisoners, an Afghan official said...

DATE: July 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Iraqi forces still frail as U.S. troops leave

MOSUL, Iraq – When the U.S. ends its combat mission in Iraq five weeks from now, the nation’s safety will be in the hands of its homegrown, American-trained security forces. The army is almost up...

DATE: July 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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