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BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled.Philae, which is part of the European Space A ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund official cannot participate in another Greek bailout until Greece and its creditors make difficult decisions on economic reforms and debt relief, a fund official said Thursday.Briefing reporters ...more

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PARIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local):___8:40 p.m.The wing component found on an Indian Ocean island may be brought to mainland ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration moved Thursday to update and fine-tune sanctions on Russia, pro-Russian companies and people over the conflict in Ukraine.The Treasury Department announced it had placed the names of 26 individuals and ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of a U.S.-backed rebel group and several of his men have been abducted in northern Syria by the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, the rebel group and opposition activists said Thursday.A statement issued in the name of th ...more

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PARIS (AP) — Global cosmetics leader L'Oreal says its 2015 profit grew 8.5 percent in the first half, driven by improvement among higher-end makeup and perfume lines including Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Kiehl's.The French company sai ...more

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern.</ ...more

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HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia enjoyed a solid 60 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter, with a good performance in its core networks division suggesting the Finnish company is succeeding in turning its business around since selling its handsets oper ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — When he leaves Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Aug. 6 after hosting nearly 2,600 episodes, Jon Stewart will have logged too many great moments to count. But here are 10 Stewart highlights — both on and off the show — worth remember ...more

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MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles raised its outlook Thursday after strong North American sales and a European recovery drove second-quarter earnings up 70 percent despite hefty U.S. recall costs.The rosy results come after the carmaker rea ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4 percent.Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 3. ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — OPEC and Russia say they expect the global oil market to become more balanced and stable next year after the recent sharp drops.OPEC'S secretary general, Abdullah al-Badri, said after talks Thursday with Russian Energy Minister Ale ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for September delivery was 1.50 cents lower at $4.9460 a bushel; December corn was 1.50 cents lower at $3.7660 a bushel; December oats were 2 cents ...more

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter &amp; Gamble's sales fell for the sixth straight quarter as the world's bigger consumer goods company was weighed down by softer sales volume and unfavorable currency exchange rates.The maker of products including Tide, ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — It's a 15-minute walk through a lush palm grove from Baghdad's al-Takia refugee camp to the nearest well, but as temperatures hovered around 52 degrees Celsius (126 F) on Thursday, Zakiyah Abdullah, who is eight months pregnant, said it ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the increase was from a very low level and the figures still point to a healthy job market.Applications for jobless aid rose 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,00 ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits rose last week to still-low level of 267,000. ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew more slowly over the past three years than the government had previously estimated, held back by more frugal consumers and steeper spending cuts by state and local governments.The Commerce Department says ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2, helped by strong consumer spending. ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell announced deep cuts to jobs and investment on Thursday as the global energy giant prepares for a prolonged period of low oil prices.Shell expects to eliminate 6,500 staff and contractor positions this year as it s ...more

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MILAN (AP) — Italian oil and gas company Eni on Thursday reported second-quarter losses of 113 million euros ($124 million) amid a sharp decline in oil prices, but raised its forecasts on production this year as new fields come on line.The loss ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese.IBM Watson, a unit of the U.S. technology and consulting company, ...more

AP News - Jul 30, 2015 6:52 AM

LONDON (AP) — The former hosts of the BBC's popular "Top Gear" program, who left amid scandal over an off-set dustup, have signed up to present a new car show for broadcaster Amazon Prime.Amazon said Thursday that Jeremy Clarkson, James May and ...more

AP News - Jul 30, 2015 6:46 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil, reviving concerns over the country's economic outlook, particularly the perniciously high inflation rate.The ruble was down 0.9 percent in Moscow trading on Thursday, ...more

AP News - Jul 30, 2015 4:16 AM

PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault has reported a sharp rise in its first-half profit as the European car market rebounded strongly in the period.Renault on Thursday reported net profit of 1.4 billion euros ($1.5 billion), up from 749 million ...more

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