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Socialist French government passes budget that taxes businesses more

PARIS (AP) - France's lower house of parliament has passed a budget amendment to raise a slew of new taxes on businesses and the wealthy while barely cutting spending. The National Assembly approved the bill and sent it to the Senate for its own vote ...

Traditional marriage supporters seek court review

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Backers of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a federal appeals court that struck down the measure as unconstitutional. Lawyers for the coalition of religious conse ...

Electricity grids fail across half of India

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's energy crisis cascaded over half the country Tuesday when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving 620 million people without government-supplied electricity for several hours in, by far, the world's biggest-ever blacko ...

NY, NJ lawmakers want ammunition sales restricted

NEW YORK (AP) - Ten days after the Colorado movie theater massacre, federal lawmakers introduced a bill that would effectively ban people like suspect James Holmes from buying thousands of rounds of ammunition by mail or online. "It's time to close t ...

Democrat Party moves to formally back 'gay marriage'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic Party is moving to include support for gay marriage in the official party platform for the first time, a Democratic official said Monday, marking a key milestone for advocates of same-sex unions. The party's platform ...

Romney praises Polish spirit, creativity in Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney said Tuesday that Poland's economy is a model of small government and free enterprise that other nations should emulate, an unspoken criticism of President Barack Obama's policies in ...

Judge says new AZ abortion ban can take effect

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's ban on abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy is poised to take effect this week after a federal judge ruled Monday that the new law is constitutional. U.S. District Judge James Teilborg says the statute may prompt a few ...

Romney comments on economic realities draw cries of racism from Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) - Mitt Romney told Jewish donors Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who suggested his comments were racist and out of touch ...

Do Americans need government advice to walk?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A young man talking on a cellphone meanders along the edge of a lonely train platform at night. Suddenly he stumbles, loses his balance and pitches over the side, landing head first on the tracks. Fortunately there were no trains ap ...

Colorado suspect charged with 24 counts of murder

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Colorado prosecutors on Monday charged a former neuroscience graduate student with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the shooting rampage at the midnight showing of the new Batman movie. James Holmes a ...


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