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Intelligence chief: Little penalty for cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cyberattacks against American interests are likely to continue and grow more damaging, in part because hackers face a low risk of consequences, the director of national intelligence told Congress Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 September 2015

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Israeli defense chief: Russian troops already in Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) — Russian troops have arrived in Syria to aid Bashar Assad's beleaguered government in the battle against Islamic State militants, Israel's defense minister said Thursday, a development could help the Syrian president reverse his recent battlefield losses in the country's bitter civil war, now in its fifth year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 September 2015

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US stocks rise in afternoon trading amid speculation on Fed

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in afternoon trading Thursday as investors try to anticipate when and how quickly the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. A government report on unemployment claims suggested the job market remains strong. Markets in Europe and Asia were mostly lower.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 September 2015

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Holocaust memories sway 2 senators to support deal with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the most strident opponents of the nuclear accord with Iran are invoking memories of the Holocaust in an effort to defeat the agreement, arguing the deal could enhance Iran's ability to build a bomb, leading to the destruction of Israel.

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Michigan panel urges expulsion of 2 lawmakers for misconduct

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan lawmakers who admitted to misconduct in covering up their extramarital affair should be expelled from the Legislature, a state House panel recommended Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 September 2015

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Key Iran vote set in Senate, Democrats on track to prevail

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate pushed toward a critical vote Thursday on the international nuclear accord with Iran, with Democrats intent on handing a major victory to President Barack Obama.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 September 2015

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Helicopters pluck residents to safety as rains lash Japan

JOSO, Japan (AP) — Raging floodwaters broke through an embankment Thursday and swamped a city near Tokyo, washing away houses, forcing dozens of people to rooftops to await helicopter rescues and leaving one man clinging for his life to a utility pole.

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US unemployment benefit applications dropped to 275,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, keeping this key indicator of labor market health near historic lows.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 September 2015

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