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Fed expected to push ahead with rate hike plan

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September.

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House speaker: Hillary Clinton should hand over private email server

WASHINGTON - Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should "come clean" and turn over her private email server to the State Department's inspector general.

28 Jul 2015

Iraqi militia leader says U.S. not serious about fighting Islamic State

NAJAF, Iraq - The head of one of Iraq's fiercest Shi'ite militias called the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against Islamic State ineffective and accused Washington of lacking the will to uproot radical Sunni jihadis controlling large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

World, Iraq 28 Jul 2015

Libyan court sentences Gaddafi son Saif, eight other ex-officials to death

TRIPOLI - A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death over war crimes including killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution that ended his father's rule.

World, Libya 28 Jul 2015

Denials fly in war of nerves over Greek debt talks

ATHENS/BRUSSELS - Conflicting statements and denials flew between Athens and Brussels on Tuesday in a war of nerves highlighting the depth of mutual mistrust over a new round of negotiations on an 86 billion euro bailout that started this week. | Video

28 Jul 2015

Honeywell to buy Melrose's utility metering business for $5.1 billion

- Honeywell International Inc has made its largest purchase in more than a decade, agreeing to buy the utility consumption metering business of Britain's Melrose Industries Plc for about $5.1 billion.

28 Jul 2015
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Father of Colorado movie gunman pleads with jury for his life

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The father of the Colorado movie massacre gunman pleaded on Tuesday for his son's life, showing the jury photos of family vacations when he said James Holmes was "a really excellent kid" who became mentally ill and is not to blame for his July 2012 rampage.

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Pakistan police say kill leader of banned sectarian group

LAHORE, Pakistan - Pakistani police killed the leader of the sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, his two sons and 11 others on Wednesday in a shootout after gunmen attacked a police convoy and freed him as he was being moved, police said.