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Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum was named Iraq's new president on Thursday hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as they struggle to form a new government.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014

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FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

PHOENIX (AP) — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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