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  • Christie-led U.S. governors group raises $26.6 million in second quarter

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican Governors Association, a group led by possible presidential hopeful Chris Christie, will announce Thursday that it raised $26.6 million in the second quarter of 2014. The large haul - the group's biggest-ever...
  • NSA tracked email accounts of leading Muslim Americans, report says

    The National Security Agency and the FBI allegedly tracked email accounts of five Muslim American leaders between 2006 and 2008, according to an NSA spreadsheet of email addresses disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The spreadsheet, which...
  • China June trade data misses forecasts, doubts over economy linger

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's trade performance improved in June but still missed market forecasts, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will have to unveil more stimulus measures to stabilize the economy and meet its 2014 growth target. Exports rose 7....
  • Prosecutors: Rowland Used Radio Show For Political Gain

    Prosecutors: Rowland Used Radio Show For Political Gain
    Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they intend to tell a jury that when former Gov. John G. Rowland sold his political consulting services, he was secretly selling the muscle behind his long-running political talk show on WTIC-AM radio. The...
  • Kurdish ministers suspend attendance at Iraq caretaker cabinet meetings

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish ministers said on Thursday they were suspending their attendance at meetings of Iraq's national caretaker government. They said in a signed statement the move was in protest at Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's branding of the...
  • China says more than half of foreign aid given to Africa

    BEIJING (Reuters) - More than half of China's foreign aid of over $14 billion between 2010 and 2012 was directed to Africa, the government said on Thursday, underscoring Beijing's interest in the resource-rich continent to fuel its economy. Some...
  • Uber, Lyft apply for broker's licenses in Virginia

    Uber, Lyft apply for broker's licenses in Virginia
    After receiving fines and cease-and-desist orders from the state earlier this year, self-described ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are making attempts to follow Virginia law. Both Uber and Lyft have applied for passenger transportation broker's...
  • Yemen government curbs travel, recruitment in austerity drive

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's president has ordered a raft of austerity steps, including a review of state-owned companies' viability and curbs on foreign travel by government officials, to ease pressure on the impoverished state's crumbling public finances....
  • Australian minister under fire for not meeting Tamil groups on Sri Lanka trip

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Tamil group criticised Australia's immigration minister on Thursday for visiting northern Sri Lanka without meeting Tamil leaders, days after Australia returned a boat of asylum seekers, including Tamils, under its hardline border...
  • Ann McFeatters: Head-spinning decisions, pols never stop

    WASHINGTON � It used to be, a few weeks ago, that as an adult you were responsible for making big, personal decisions: Do you want to marry? If so, whom? Do you want children? Where do you want to live? What do you want to do to support yourself?...
  • Obama caught between religious groups, gay rights activists over order

    WASHINGTON Gay rights activists cheered when President Barack Obama announced that he'd sign a long-sought executive order prohibiting companies that do government work from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...