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National Guard starts to pull out of embattled Missouri town

National Guard troops began departing Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday in a sign authorities are increasingly confident they have quelled the worst of the...

Sunnis pull out of Iraq talks after mosque attack

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province...

Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U. S. Navy...

Gaza gunmen execute 18 suspected informers for Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hamas‑led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israel...

 

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S&P 500 tops record on economy data as treasuries, oil rise

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose to a record, while oil advanced with bonds, amid optimism the Federal Reserve is committed to supporting a...

S&P 500 falls from record amid central bank comments, Ukraine

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell after reaching an all‑time high as investors...

EBay rises on report of possible PayPal spinoff next year

EBay Inc. shares climbed after The Information reported the company could spin off its payment unit as soon as next year.

Obama to consider airstrikes in Syria against Islamic terror

President Barack Obama will consider airstrikes in Syria if needed in the battle against the Islamic State terrorists who beheaded an American journalist.