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Russia escapes IOC blanket ban for Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected clarion calls for Russia to be banned from next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by ruling that decisions on individual competitors will be left to the international sports federations.

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Silicon Valley leads avalanche of quarterly reports

SAN FRANCISCO A quartet of technology heavyweights will be part of an avalanche of quarterly corporate earnings reports next week that, along with a meeting of Federal Reserve policymakers, could hold the key to whether Wall Street extends its record-breaking rally or loses steam.

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Los Angeles-area wildfire spreads, motorist found dead

A huge wildfire in the Los Angeles area spread another 2,000 acres overnight and appeared to have killed a motorist whose remains were found in a charred vehicle in the fire's path, officials said on Sunday. | Video

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ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea, Cambodia blocks statement

VIENTIANE Southeast Asian nations failed to agree on maritime disputes in the South China Sea on Sunday after Cambodia blocked any mention to an international court ruling against Beijing in their statement, diplomats said.

World, China, South China Sea 10:33am EDT

G20 will use 'all policy tools' to lift growth as Brexit weighs

CHENGDU, China The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, policymakers said on Sunday after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain's exit from Europe and fears of rising protectionism.

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Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad

WASHINGTON Skeptics in the U.S. government, European allies in the anti-Islamic State coalition and the main Syrian opposition, distrustful of Russia's intentions, are questioning Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest proposal for closer U.S.-Russian cooperation against extremist groups in Syria.

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Dallas police job applications surge after fatal ambush attacks

DALLAS The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday.

Rocket attack in central Kabul, no casualties

KABUL A rocket hit an area of central Kabul on Sunday, an interior ministry official said, triggering alarms in foreign embassies that were on high alert following a suicide attack a day earlier in which 80 people died.