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Court to unseal some files in probe of Gov. Walker

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:20am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court decided Thursday to unseal two dozen documents in a secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups in 2012. (...)
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Senate Democrats' campaign arm starts ads in Colo.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate hopeful Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion rights "is way too extreme for Colorado," women voters say in ads Senate Democrats' campaign arm began running Thursday. (...)
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Official: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million — or 100 million Euros— in ransom for his release, a U.S. official said Thursday. (...)
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GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. (...)
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Senate Democrats' campaign arm starts ads in Colo.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:15am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign arm is spending $1 million on television ads criticizing the GOP nominee's opposition to abortion rights. (...)
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Official: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million — or 100 million Euros— in ransom for his release. (...)
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GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. (...)
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Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 6:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach. (...)
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Laughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 6:02am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Someone has a sense of humor in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, but it's not the former "Saturday Night Live" writer and comedian. (...)
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Official: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million — or 100 million Euros— in ransom for his release. (...)
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US launches more airstrikes in Iraq

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam. (...)
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Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. (...)
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Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. (...)
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Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:53am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach. (...)
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Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. (...)
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Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. (...)
Categories: Politics

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach. (...)
Categories: Politics

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:58am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach. (...)
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US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say. (...)
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BofA's $17B settlement not as large as it appears

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:12pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but not by a full $17 billion. (...)
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