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U.S. Congress passes sweeping bank reform

WASHINGTON – Congress on Thursday passed the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the Great Depression, clamping down on lending practices and expanding consumer protections to...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Oil stops spewing from Gulf gusher

NEW ORLEANS – The oil has stopped. For now.After 85 days and up to 184 million gallons, BP finally gained control over one of America’s biggest environmental catastrophes Thursday by placing a...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Iranian claims CIA kidnapped him

TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian nuclear scientist who disappeared a year ago headed back to Tehran on Wednesday, telling Iranian state media that he was abducted by CIA agents who tried to bribe him into...

DATE: July 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Afghan attacks kill 8 U.S. troops in 24 hours

KABUL – American forces suffered a deadly 24 hours in Afghanistan, with eight troops killed in attacks including an audacious Taliban raid on a police compound in the key southern city of Kandahar,...

DATE: July 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

BP begins testing new cap

NEW ORLEANS – BP started trying to slowly choke off the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday with the hope of finally stopping the leak.Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the Obama...

DATE: July 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World