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FILE - The New York Stock Exchange is shown, in this Aug. 9, 2011 file photo taken in New York. World shares were rattled Thursday July 24, 2014 by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia.  .(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
US stocks rise as investors weigh earningsUS stocks inch up after Facebook, Ford, Caterpillar and others report quarterly results
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Afghan medical workers move the dead body of a foreign female aid worker who was employed by the International Assistance Mission, in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Officials said two Finnish women were riding in a taxi when they were shot dead by two men on a motorcycle. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)
2 Finnish aid workers killed in AfghanistanGunmen kill 2 Finnish women aid workers in western Afghanistan
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FILE - In this June 6, 2014 file photo, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gestures as he speaks during a gala prior to the start of the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke, Va.   Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty, in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programsRyan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs, giving states more flexibility
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, firefighters spray water on a dying fire at an oil field supply company in Williston, N.D. Officials say the fire started about midnight Monday and burned most of Tuesday. At its height, the blaze sent fireballs hundreds of feet into the air. No one was injured or killed. A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six hours when the facility storing toxic chemicals exploded. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)
Slow North Dakota city fire alert raises concernEmergency official, residents say faster emergency warnings needed after North Dakota fire
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2012, file photo, a worker stands in the early-morning sunlight on a home construction project in Newtown, Pa. The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in June later Thursday July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
US new-home sales plummet in JuneUS new-home sales tumble 8.1 percent in June to annual rate of 406,000
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Police try to stop a woman wielding a cane from hitting a woman supporting Israel in its war with Hamas, not pictured, during a rally at John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park, in Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo)
Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15Israeli fire hits UN school in Gaza Strip, killing at least 15 amid heavy fighting
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
South African race track lives on; Porsche buysPorsche pays $19.5 million for South African race track that once hosted F1 champions
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
FILE - This file photo provided by U.S. Central Command, shows terrorism suspect Abu Zubaydah, date and location unknown. Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subject to torture. The court, based in Strasbourg, France, said Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by failing to stop the "torture and inhuman or degrading treatment" of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah, who were transported to Poland in 2002. (AP Photo/U.S. Central Command, File)
Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA caseCourt: Poland violated rights in allowing CIA to torture terror suspects at 'black sites'
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
This photo taken on Friday, May 16, 2014 shows an MD-83 aircraft in the livery of Swiftair landing at Zaventem Airport Brussels. An Air Algerie flight carrying over 100 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. Air navigation services lost track of the MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 0155 GMT (9:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday), the official Algerian news agency APS said. Air Algerie Flight 5017 was being operated by Spanish airline Swiftair, the company said in a statement. The Spanish pilots' union said the plane belonged to Swiftair and it was operated by a Spanish crew. (AP Photo/Kevin Cleynhens)
France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N MaliFrench official: Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people vanishes over northern Mali
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
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