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Ex-mayor’s conviction upheld

August 15, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — An appeals court on Friday upheld the corruption conviction and 28-year prison sentence of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was found guilty of two dozen crimes from tax... more »»

DA: shooter’s conviction down to 1 juror

August 15, 2015 CENTENNIAL, Colo. more »»

New area in Lybia held by IS

August 15, 2015 BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Witnesses and officials say Libya’s Islamic State affiliate has seized control of a neighborhood in the central city of Sirte, going door to door searching for members of a... more »»

Fiorina makes stunning debut at debate

August 14, 2015 Not to diminish the importance of the first Republican debate, but it felt like the first in a political survivor series. more »»

Trump’s antics inspire nostalgia for Nixon

August 14, 2015 John P. Sears, before he was manager of Ronald Reagan’s 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns, had spent the years from 1965 through 1970 working as a top political aide to Richard M. Nixon. more »»

Cream can’t rise in debatable ‘debate’

August 13, 2015 The so-called “debates,” among too many Republicans to have a debate, are yet another painful sign of how much words and ideas have degenerated in our times. more »»

Last race war ended with nuclear option

August 12, 2015 He wanted to start a race war. That, you will recall, was what authorities say white supremacist Dylann Roof had in mind when he shot up a storied African-American church in June. more »»

Joe Biden: Still in the wings

August 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — A report in the New York Times has stirred new speculation that Vice President Joe Biden, who up to now has remained aloof from the 2016 Democratic presidential race, may be edging... more »»

Japan committed to nuclear power despite Fukushima fiasco

August 11, 2015 TOKYO — With the pull of a lever, control rods were lifted Tuesday from the reactor core at a plant in southern Japan, ending a ban on nuclear power following meltdowns at Fukushima in the northeas... more »»

Iraq parliament approves reform plan

August 11, 2015 BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved an ambitious reform plan that would cut spending and eliminate senior posts, including the three largely symbolic vice presidencies,... more »»

Cameroon military releases 70 people illegally held

August 11, 2015 YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon’s military has freed about 70 people, including children, held illegally in the north for periods ranging from eight months to four years. more »»

Uganda lists 16 firms allowed to bid for new oil blocks

August 11, 2015 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Uganda government has listed 16 international firms that are authorized to bid for oil exploration rights to six blocks of land near Uganda’s border with Congo. more »»

Spain minister to explain meeting with probed ex-IMF chief

August 11, 2015 MADRID (AP) — Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz has asked to appear before a commission in Spain’s lower house of Parliament to explain why he met last month with Rodrigo Rato, the... more »»

‘So long, ladies,’ says GOP

August 11, 2015 It’s nice to already know the Republicans’ strategy as they lurch toward the long and bumpy road to someone else’s presidency. Removes the mystery. Their new mantra, in GOP-speak: So long, ladies. more »»

US Air Force F-16 crashes in southern Germany, pilot ejects

August 11, 2015 BERLIN (AP) — A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed in southern Germany on Tuesday, the military said. The pilot ejected safely. The crash happened near Bayreuth, in Bavaria. more »»

Obama keeps campaign promise with climate change plan

August 11, 2015 During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama said: “...if somebody wants to build a coal power plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them... more »»

Obama: GOP opposing Iran deal over politics

August 11, 2015 CHILMARK, Mass. — Brushing off criticism from a majority in Congress, President Barack Obama said Republicans are reflexively opposing the Iran nuclear deal because his name is on it. more »»

Evacuation orders lifted in Arizona blaze

August 11, 2015 BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. more »»

10 things to know today: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 11, 2015 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»



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