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Archive for July, 2011

By PAN PYLASAssociated Press LONDON (AP) – Markets breathed a huge sigh of relief on Monday after President Barack Obama said U.S. lawmakers agreed to a last-minute deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, preventing the world’s largest economy from… Read more

DENVER (AP) – Conservatives meeting in Denver have handed Georgia businessman Herman Cain a wide victory in a straw poll of Republican presidential candidates. Cain spoke to the Western Conservative Summit moments before the poll Sunday and drew… Read more

By JACK GILLUMAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – An outside group founded this spring by two former Obama White House advisers has raked in millions in donations since April, relying in part on top-flight fundraisers and labor unions to counter… Read more

By TAREK EL-TABLAWYAP Business Writer CAIRO (AP) – From Syria to Libya and Egypt, the uprisings and unrest gripping the Arab world have cast a pall on the start of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month when the traditional focus on piety will likely be… Read more

LONDON (AP) – The family of Amy Winehouse is seeking political backing to set up a drug rehabilitation center in her name. The late singer’s father, Mitch Winehouse, met British politicians Monday to discuss… Read more

By Hope DeAngelis SchmidFrom Brilliant Color and Beauty Today¬† Your skin isn’t the only thing you need to protect from the sun — summer can wreak havoc on your hair color too. Those strong UV rays that cause wrinkles can dry out your hair, and… Read more

By WAYNE PARRYAssociated Press PATERSON, N.J. (AP) – As the rubble of ground zero smoldered in the months after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the investigation was just as hot across the Hudson River in New Jersey. More than 1,100 Arabs and Muslims… Read more

By DINESH RAMDE and SUSAN HAIGHAssociated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The cost of the compromise needed to raise the federal debt ceiling likely will inflict more fiscal pain on states still struggling to recover from the… Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is stepping up his criticism of Syria’s crackdown on protesters, charging that the Syrian president is “completely incapable and unwilling” to respond to what Obama calls the legitimate… Read more

By JOSH LOFTINAssociated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A diplomat to the core, Jon Huntsman is well known here as a likable guy who prefers compromise to combativeness. Niceness is such a strong part of his persona that the Republican pledged to run… Read more

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By¬†Andrew CoutsProvided by When you think of the saddest movie in history, the choice you come up with likely depends on factors like your age, gender and, of course, which movies you’ve seen. For movie-goers in your reporter’s… Read more

By MICHAEL R. BLOODAP Political Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – As gridlocked Washington edges toward default, states staggering out of the last recession are preparing for the worst: The federal piggy-bank that helps them pay for health care, jobless… Read more

By ABDI GULEDAssociated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – Tens of thousands of famine-stricken Somali refugees were cold and drenched after torrential rains pounded their makeshift structures in the capital, as the U.N. raised… Read more

By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Dear voter: Want to know why Democrats and Republicans in Congress find it so hard to work together to solve tough problems like the debt ceiling, health care and Social Security? Look in the… Read more

By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s prosecutor general on Sunday formally summoned Hosni Mubarak to appear at his trial, giving the clearest indication that the ousted president will be brought to the Cairo courtroom this week… Read more