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Manhattan home search goes awry for French UN ambassador
New York (AFP) - France's ambassador to the United Nations is looking for a new Manhattan home after his offer to buy a palatial 14-room apartment ran into trouble with prospective neighbors. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:13:41 -0400
US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:12:28 -0400
Lawyer: Wife plotted to take over Sterling trust
LOS ANGELES (AP) A lawyer argued Monday that the estranged wife of Donald Sterling plotted to strip his client from the family trust that owned the Los Angeles Clippers after the head of the NBA said she couldn't negotiate a sale of the franchise unless she owned all the shares.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:07:42 -0400
Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos
Three officers wounded in Manhattan shoot-out, suspect killed
New York (AFP) - Three New York law enforcement officers were wounded Monday in a shoot-out in Manhattan with an individual who was killed in the exchange of fire, authorities said. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:02:26 -0400
Santana, Gattis lead Braves to 2-0 win over Padres
West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site
By Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17. The new sanctions, which U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders of Germany, Britain, France and Italy discussed in a conference call, are aimed at increasing the pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin after the Malaysian airliner was shot down over territory held by pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine. ...
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:58:58 -0400
Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing
The FBI has done a thorough search of its archives and found no evidence that more Oklahoma City bombing videos exist, federal attorneys told a judge on Monday during the first day of a trial that has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the devastating 1995 attack.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:48:33 -0400
Ernst back from military training to Senate race
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion
By Devika Krishna Kumar and Ramkumar Iyer (Reuters) - Dollar Tree Inc agreed to buy rival discount chain Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.5 billion to fend off growing competition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and fellow discounter Dollar General Corp . Dollar stores have struggled in a weak U.S. economy as Wal-Mart and other large retail chains chase penny-pinching consumers by offering more items priced at $1 or less. ...
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:46:54 -0400
Man charged with kidnapping in N.H. teen's case
Russia hit by $50 bn Yukos ruling amid sanctions squeeze
Suspect dead, 2 marshals and cop wounded in NYC
Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:42:04 -0400
Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:40:34 -0400