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  • Poulter, Westwood, Gallacher picked for Ryder Cup

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher are Europe's wild-card selections for this month's Ryder Cup against the United States at Gleneagles. Former No. 1 Luke Donald was the high-profile player overlooked by Europe captain ...

  • Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee on Tuesday rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, killing the challenges. The committee, dominated by Aquino allies, voted 54-4 against each of the complaints, declaring them ...

  • Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Stephen Gallacher chosen as Europe's wild-card picks for Ryder Cup

    9 minutes ago

    (AP) VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Stephen Gallacher chosen as Europe's wild-card picks for Ryder Cup.

  • Chicago activist back in court in immigration case

    2 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A Chicago-area woman accused of covering up her conviction in a bombing in Israel when she entered the U.S. is returning to court for the first time since a new Detroit judge was assigned to her case. ...

  • Officials say Yemeni President dismisses Cabinet

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say the country's President has dismissed the Cabinet and partially reversed an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country. ...

  • Chris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing

    11 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown is expected to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case. According to court filings, Brown is scheduled to ...

  • Moelis & Co. names Cantor as vice chairman

    18 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining investment bank Moelis & Co. as vice chairman and managing director. Cantor — who had a surprising loss to David Brat in Virginia's June primary — will also ...

  • School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day. Thanks to an infusion ...

  • AP Top Political News At 7:21 a.m. EDT

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics US military targets Islamic extremists in Somalia Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in ...

  • Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war. Wrapping up ...

  • Police abandon posts in Lesotho, fear for lives

    22 minutes ago

    (AP) MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — A Lesotho official says police have been told to abandon their posts and not wear uniforms to avoid being targeted in attacks during the country's continuing power vacuum. Assistant Police Commissioner Lehloka Maphatsoe said Tuesday he ...

  • AP NewsAlert

    32 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen officials tell AP that president dismisses Cabinet amid standoff with Shiite rebels.

  • Select Income REIT adds to portfolio in $2.7B deal

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Select Income REIT is spending about $2.7 billion in cash and stock to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust in deal that adds 64 office and industrial properties to the real estate investment trust's portfolio. The deal ...

  • Children's poems by Nick Cannon due in March

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon has been keeping a notebook for much of his life, and next year we'll get to see some of the entries. The entertainer and record producer is working on a book of poems for ...

  • Ex-House majority leader joins investment bank

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank. New York-based Moelis & Company announced Cantor's appointment Tuesday in a news release. Cantor ...

  • Record English spending dwarfs rivals in Europe

    47 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — English Premier League clubs spent a record 835 million pounds ($1.38 million) on players during the summer transfer window, almost twice as much as any of Europe's other top leagues. A study by football finance expert Deloitte ...

  • Anti-China group nabbed for planned Manila attacks

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Tuesday that they arrested three men linked to a group that was planning to set off firebombs at Manila's international airport and a major mall in the city to protest the government's alleged ...

  • World Cup slalom record holder Schild retires

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — Austrian skier Marlies Schild retired Tuesday, ending a career in which she overcame several serious injuries before setting the women's record for most World Cup slalom wins. "The time has come for a new chapter in my ...

  • Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it's now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators. The ...

  • Report: Water shortages crimp China shale gas plan

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A research group says more than 60 percent of China's vast shale gas deposits are in regions with scarce water resources, complicating plans by the energy-hungry country to tap the natural gas. The World Resources Institute says ...

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