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Romney: US has 'a solemn duty and a moral imperative' to block Iran

JERUSALEM (AP) - Standing on Israeli soil, U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of the Jewish state and said the United States has "a solemn duty and a moral imperative" to block Iran from achieving n ...

Have race relations improved under Obama?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ask Americans how race relations have changed under their first black president and they are ready with answers. Ashley Ray, a white woman, hears more people debating racial issues. "I know a lot of people who really thought we w ...

Critics of NBC Olympics coverage loud on social media

NEW YORK (AP) - In the age of social media, NBC now has millions of television critics who make their opinions known about every aspect of Olympics coverage instantly. They've even set up their own hashtag on Twitter: (hash)nbcfail. The online compla ...

Cheney says picking Palin for VP was a mistake

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney says it was a mistake for Republican Sen. John McCain to pick Sarah Palin as his vice presidential nominee. Cheney says he liked Palin, but that she didn't pass the test of being ready to be preside ...

Economic report unwelcome news for Obama

(AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign team hoped that by now, the lethargic U.S. economy would be perking up as it had for President Ronald Reagan in the summer of 1984, setting the stage for Reagan's re-election rout. But it is not to be. New gov ...

UN fails to reach global arms treaty

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Member states failed to reach agreement Friday on a new U.N. treaty to regulate the multibillion dollar global arms trade, and some diplomats and supporters blamed the United States for triggering the unraveling of the monthlong ...

Defense: Shooting suspect was seeing psychiatrist

DENVER (AP) - The former graduate student accused in the deadly Colorado movie theater shooting was being treated by a psychiatrist at the university where he studied, the first indication that he may have sought help before the rampage that killed 1 ...

Detroit city workers protest 10 percent pay cut

DETROIT (AP) - Dozens of Detroit police officers swapped their side arms for picket signs Thursday as they marched around City Hall to protest a new contract and pay cut imposed on them byMayor Dave Bing. Although the protestors' numbers swelled to s ...

Amazon CEO Gives $2.5 million to for WA Gay Marriage Law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced Friday they are donating $2.5 million to the campaign to defend Washington's same-sex marriage law. With the gift, Washington United for Marriage has raise ...

White House unnerved and unprepared for sequestration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tens of thousands of civilian employees in the Defense Department could receive warnings about potential layoffs four days before the November election if impending spending cuts aren't averted, hitting presidential battleground sta ...


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