• Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downing

    The Associated Press 7 minutes ago
    Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger jet that was blasted out of the sky over the Soviet Union more ...
  • China profits boost Asian stock markets

    The Associated Press 8 minutes ago
    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits. KEEPING SCORE: China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index surged 1.7 percent to 2,161.20 ...
  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    The Associated Press 10 minutes ago
    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake ...
  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    The Associated Press 10 minutes ago
    Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could ...
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    US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

    The Associated Press 11 minutes ago
    US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution
    LUENEN, Germany (AP) — One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Now the coal comes the other way. The ...
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    Rosario Murillo: Nicaragua's 'first comrade'

    The Associated Press 12 minutes ago
    Rosario Murillo: Nicaragua's 'first comrade'
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — In Nicaragua, where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy, the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista revolution have been supplanted by the pink and baby blue colors favored by the country's first lady ...

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