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  • Frank Lampard joins New York City FC of MLS

    6 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Lampard is joining New York City FC. The 36-year-old midfielder and former England star is the MLS expansion club's second high-profile international signing leading to its first season in 2015. The club affiliated with the ...

  • Officials: Peace Corps pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over security fears

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials: Peace Corps pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over security fears.

  • Virginia State Police: 2 dead, 20 hurt as severe storm slams campground on Eastern Shore

    11 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police: 2 dead, 20 hurt as severe storm slams campground on Eastern Shore.

  • Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator says he'll block arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces. Sen. Bob Menendez is the Foreign Relations Committee chairman. Menendez says he doesn't want more U.S. weapons abandoned ...

  • Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says his ...

  • Suspended WR Blackmon arrested on drug complaint

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Oklahoma on a complaint of marijuana possession. Blackmon, a former standout at Oklahoma State, was arrested Wednesday evening in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond. ...

  • Pop star Azalea talking fashion on MTV

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Pop star Iggy Azalea (uh-ZALE-yuh) is taking on a new role as a commentator for the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV said Thursday that the singer featured in the summer hits "Fancy" and "Problem" will provide ...

  • IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies. The lending organization predicted Thursday that global growth will be ...

  • Rotting food prompts German gas leak scare

    18 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rotting food. Police in the central city of Braunschweig said Thursday that the fire service ...

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government. Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of the parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition. "I ...

  • Biden, in Ohio, urges infrastructure, job training

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation's cities. Biden spoke Thursday at the National Urban League conference in Cincinnati. The conference's theme is "One ...

  • Miami Seaquarium fined by OSHA

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Seaquarium has been issued a $7,000 fine for allowing trainers to work with a killer whale without sufficient protections. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the citation earlier this month. The citation is considered ...

  • Grain mixed, livestock mostly lower

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was unchanged at $5.3075 a bushel; Sept corn was 4.5 cents lower at $3.58 a bushel; Dec oats were ...

  • Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep ...

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he is resigning

    27 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he is resigning.

  • AP names Derl McCrudden head of int'l video news

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Derl McCrudden, head of video newsgathering for The Associated Press, has been promoted to head of international video news. The appointment was announced Thursday by Sandy MacIntyre, AP vice president and director of global video. McCrudden, ...

  • London critics fall for 'Shakespeare in Love'

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A hit. A very palpable hit. So says a character in the new West End production "Shakespeare in Love," quoting "Hamlet." And so say most London critics about the stage version of the Tudor-set rom-com that charmed ...

  • French foreign minister: missing Air Algerie plane 'probably crashed'

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French foreign minister: missing Air Algerie plane 'probably crashed'

  • AP Top Political News At 10:40 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems Gates ...

  • 6 dead in Mexico border shootings

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six suspected cartel gunmen are dead following shootings in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas, near the Texas border. The Tamaulipas state government says the shootings followed a series of gun battles between rival gangs in ...

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