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Congress approves war money

WASHINGTON – The House on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama a major war-funding increase of $33 billion to pay for his troop surge in Afghanistan, unmoved by the leaking of classified documents...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Attorneys offer competing Blagojevich portraits

CHICAGO – Two portraits of Illinois’ disgraced former governor emerged Tuesday from his corruption trial: An insecure bumbler who talked too much and a greedy, smart political schemer determined to...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado among education reform grant finalists

ATLANTA – Eighteen states, including Colorado and the District of Columbia, were named finalists Tuesday in the second round of the federal “Race to the Top” school-reform grant competition, giving...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Metro-area homes expected to lose value

WASHINGTON – Thought the housing crisis was over? Not quite.Despite four years of falling prices and recent signs that they were finally bottoming out, homes are expected to lose more value in many...

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

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

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