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4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions
4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions

By NANCY BENAC
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- They are an outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a...full story
updated 2014-08-23 11:01 PM
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Flowers are placed at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A train carrying the remains of people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Tuesday on their way to the Netherlands. Oleksander Kharchenko, spokesman for the state committee on the crash, said "we will do our best" to send the bodies to the Netherlands on Tuesday. Ukraine has agreed to send remains of all the victims there for identification and forensic investigation. (AP Photo/Mike Corder) FILE - In this Sunday, July 20, 2014, file photo, a Palestinian man is helped to flee Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, after an Israeli strike in the area. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) A commuter bus drives by aircraft wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since the air crash last week.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) FILE - In this Thursday, June 20, 2013 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, with her daughter Princess Anne greet her horse Estimate, who won the Gold Cup horse race on the third day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting, traditionally known as Ladies Day, in Ascot, England. A racehorse owned by Britain A Palestinian inspects the damage of the Al-Shalam (Peace) tower, destroyed by an overnight Israeli strike, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said he'll do whatever is necessary to keep Israelis safe from Hamas attacks. Gaza health officials say hundreds Palestinians have died since the beginning of Israel A fishermen leaps to his boat in harbor as Typhoon Matmo approaches the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers (85 miles) per hour. (AP Photo/Wally Santana) Fishermen unload the last catch and they tie down their boat as Typhoon Matmo approaches the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometrs per hour (85 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Wally Santana) Malaysian air crash investigators take pictures of wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since the air crash last week. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) Hotel staff barricade lobby windows in preparation for Typhoon Matmo along the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Wally Santana) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Kerry has returned to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel. (AP Photo/Pool)
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4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions 4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions
By NANCY BENAC
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- They are an outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a....Fullstory

2014-08-23 11:01 PM

Obama again faces tug of military action in Syria Obama again faces tug of military action in Syria
By JULIE PACE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For three years, President Barack Obama has resisted the pull of potential U.S. military action in Syria. He has held firm even as....Fullstory

2014-08-23 10:42 PM

Presidential Office and MAC officials speak of Chang case Presidential Office and MAC officials speak of Chang case

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

More news stories are coming to indicate that the former high-level official of Taiwan’s top China policymaking body was informed to leave the post August....Fullstory

2014-08-23 09:02 PM

Iraq investigating Sunni mosque attack
By Associated Press
Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's parliament speaker says an investigation is underway into an attack on a Sunni mosque that killed more than 60 people and....Fullstory

2014-08-23 05:42 PM

Few details month after reporters detained in Iran Few details month after reporters detained in Iran
By ADAM SCHRECK
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month....Fullstory

2014-08-23 05:42 PM

India police re-arrest fasting activist India police re-arrest fasting activist

Associated Press

GAUHATI, India (AP) -- A lawyer says police have re-arrested a frail Indian activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 14 years....Fullstory

2014-08-23 03:42 PM

Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid

Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International....Fullstory

2014-08-23 01:42 PM

Biden: US would help Iraq pursue federal system

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. is prepared to help Iraq pursue a federal system that would decentralize power away from....Fullstory

2014-08-23 09:01 AM

Obama and Merkel voice alarm at Russian moves

Associated Press

EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts (AP) -- President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel say the presence of Russian soldiers in Ukraine, the buildup of Russian troops....Fullstory

2014-08-23 09:01 AM

Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries
By ED WHITE
Associated Press

A grand jury is considering evidence to determine whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old....Fullstory

2014-08-23 09:01 AM

Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights
By SARA BURNETT and JIM SALTER
Associated Press

FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) -- Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence....Fullstory

2014-08-23 10:42 PM

MAC head vows to cooperate with investigation on official secrets leak

Central News Agency

Taipei, Aug. 23 (CNA) Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Wang Yu-chi said Saturday that he will cooperate with a probe....Fullstory

2014-08-23 10:02 PM

Debaters hope to sway undecided in Scotland vote Debaters hope to sway undecided in Scotland vote
By PAUL KELBIE
Associated Press

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Scotland's long debate over whether the country should become independent has proved a bonanza for printers of bumper stickers, posters, balloons....Fullstory

2014-08-23 08:01 PM

Philippines to pull out of Golan Heights, Liberia

Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines says it will bring home its peacekeeping forces from the Golan Heights amid the deteriorating security in the region....Fullstory

2014-08-23 05:42 PM

Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later
By ELAINE GANLEY
Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a....Fullstory

2014-08-23 04:42 PM

Iraq family's flight reveals depth of Sunni grief Iraq family's flight reveals depth of Sunni grief
By VIVIAN SALAMA
Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him. In his....Fullstory

2014-08-23 02:22 PM

Saturday, August 30
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Today is Saturday, August 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 30 B.C. -....Fullstory

2014-08-23 12:42 PM

Costa Rica to investigate US anti-Cuba program

Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- Costa Rica's director of intelligence and security says his government will investigate undercover U.S. programs based in the Central....Fullstory

2014-08-23 09:01 AM

Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 US workers
By STEPHEN BRAUN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal....Fullstory

2014-08-23 09:01 AM

New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges? New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?
By SARA BURNETT and JIM SALTER
Associated Press

FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) -- Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old....Fullstory

2014-08-23 09:01 AM

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