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Archie's death latest comic book to inject reality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For most of Archie Andrew's life, the red-headed comic book icon's biggest quandary was whether he liked Veronica or Betty.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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Iraqi parliament breaks deadlock to elect speaker

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers broke their deadlock Tuesday and elected a new speaker of parliament, taking the first formal step toward forming a new government that is widely seen as crucial to confronting militants who have overrun much of the country.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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Egyptian truce plan unravels after new fighting

 

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict in Gaza quickly unraveled Tuesday, after the Islamic militant Hamas rejected the plan, Gaza militants fired scores of rockets at Israel and Israel responded with more than a dozen air strikes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds

CHICAGO (AP) — The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Air Force's James aimed 'deep' at nuke corps ills

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Deborah Lee James became top boss of the Air Force seven months ago she had no inkling a nuclear crisis was brewing. But once it erupted in the form of exam-cheating by dozens of missile launch officers, she quickly announced conclusions that no Air Force leader before her had dared state publicly.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Bill would speed removals of Central American kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Texas lawmakers announced legislation Monday to speed removals of tens of thousands of Central American kids from the U.S.-Mexico border, as Washington groped for a solution to the mounting crisis.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Shipwrecked Concordia floated for tow to Genoa

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) — The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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