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Afghans carry an injured man after a suicide car bombing in Helmand province southern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The bomber struck outside a bank, targeting Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday and killing at least two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq)
June 22, 2017 - 7:49 am
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A huge suicide car bombing outside a bank in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday targeted Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said. Most of the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks in the Illinois House chamber in Springfield, Ill. Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on. They're expected to return to Springfield for a special session starting Wednesday, June 21, 2017, facing higher stakes to get a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.(Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
June 20, 2017 - 7:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on. Lawmakers blew past a budget deadline last month,...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 14, 2017 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted Wednesday that the Palestinians had agreed to stop payments to relatives of militants who attack Israeli civilians and soldiers, even after both Palestinians and Israelis disputed his claim and said there had been no change. Israel has...
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FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, former Pennsylvania Treasurer Barbara Hafer, right, and her attorney John Knorr, left, walk out of the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. Hafer was scheduled to appear in federal court Friday, June 9, 2017, to plead guilty to lying to the FBI in a case stemming from a long-running, pay-to-play investigation. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File
June 09, 2017 - 1:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state treasurer pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about whether an investment adviser funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to her after she left office. Prosecutors indicated Barbara Hafer, 73, was likely to face a few months, if any, under...
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A man, standing near a glass window, looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, June 2, 2017. Asian stock markets rallied on Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by signs of continued improvement in the U.S. job market. Tokyo stocks jumped to the highest level in nearly two years. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 02, 2017 - 5:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets rallied Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by signs of continued improvement in the U.S. job market. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks opened higher with Britain's FTSE 100 up 0.3 percent to 7,566.33. France's CAC 40 advanced 0.9 percent to 5,366.62...
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A man, standing near a glass window, looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, June 2, 2017. Asian stock markets rallied on Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by signs of continued improvement in the U.S. job market. Tokyo stocks jumped to the highest level in nearly two years. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 02, 2017 - 3:10 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rallied Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by signs of continued improvement in the U.S. job market. Tokyo's Nikkei benchmark index finished above the 20,000 level for the first time since December 2015 as the yen weakened. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's...
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A man, standing near a glass window, looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, June 2, 2017. Asian stock markets rallied on Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by signs of continued improvement in the U.S. job market. Tokyo stocks jumped to the highest level in nearly two years. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 01, 2017 - 11:42 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rallied Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by signs of continued improvement in the U.S. job market. Tokyo stocks jumped to the highest level in nearly two years. KEEPING SCORE: Nikkei 225 jumped 1.4 percent to 20,139.31 as the yen weakened...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions carry an effigy of South Korean President Park Geun-hye as they march during a rally calling for Park to step down in Seoul, South Korea. Creating jobs, ending corruption and boosting low birthrates should be high on a to-do list for South Korea’s next president after a campaign mostly dominated by security and foreign policy issues. There is concern that the economy will likely take a backseat to North Korea when South Koreans pick their next leader on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Anger over allegations of collusion between big businesses and the government helped trigger massive monthslong protests that led to the ouster of Park in March and the arrest of the de-facto leader at Samsung, South Korea’s largest business group. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
May 07, 2017 - 12:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Creating jobs, ending corruption and boosting stubbornly low birthrates should be high on a to-do list for South Korea's next president after a campaign mostly dominated by security and foreign policy issues. There's concern that the economy will likely take a backseat to...
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In this photo taken April 26, 2017, U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris Jr. testifies on Capitol in Washington. Determined to exert greater economic pressure on North Korea, the GOP-led House is expected to vote overwhelmingly to slap Pyongyang with new sanctions that target the wayward nation’s shipping industry and use of slave labor. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 04, 2017 - 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to exert greater economic pressure on North Korea, the GOP-led House is expected to vote overwhelmingly to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang targeting its shipping industry and use of slave labor. Lawmakers are set to approve the measure later Thursday as tensions to...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2017, file photo, Alexandra Kaldis Venzke, owner of Sultana's Daughter, works in her shop in Houston. On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in April. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
May 03, 2017 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added 177,000 jobs last month, a private survey found, a solid gain that suggests the economy is still expanding despite recent signs of slower growth. April's hiring is down from a revised 255,000 in the previous month, ADP said Wednesday . The figure is the...
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