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Nissan Recalls 51,000 cars After Steering Fault
HELSINKI (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. says it is recalling 51,000 cars worldwide after a defect caused a steering wheel in one of its models sold in Finland to become detached. Nissan Nordic Europe spokeswoman Taina Erkkila says the defect likely would mean replacing parts in some 600 recalled veh…
Mitt Romney Picks Paul Ryan As Vice-Presidential Running Mate
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate. The candidate made his announcement to supporters via a phone app, saying “Mitt’s Choice for VP is Paul Ryan.” Romney and Ryan are kicking off a four-day bus tour that wil…
Olympic Opening Ceremony
LONDON (AP) — There will be monarchs, presidents, prime ministers — and David Beckham. Friday’s opening ceremony for the London Olympics is an A-list affair. Among the 60,000 spectators at Olympic Stadium will be Queen Elizabeth II — who as British head of state will offi…
U.S. Futures Rally On Comments From ECB President
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are jumping sharply after the president of the European Central Bank vowed to preserve at all costs the continent’s monetary union. The euro has tumbled against the dollar and investors have fled stocks with the debt crisis in Europe threatening to dr…
Cuba Marks 59th Anniversary Of Revolution
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is commemorating the 59th anniversary of the failed uprising against the Moncada military barracks that the island considers the beginning of Fidel Castro’s revolution. In the past, the July 26 national holiday has sometimes been used to make major announcements, but…
Top 10 Apps for the 2012 Summer Olympics
The athletes have been training for the last four years. The city has been preparing for the last seven years. And the fans have been booking their tickets for months and months. The 2012 London Summer Olympics are upon us! No matter where you are, you won’t be able to make it to every match.…
Security Council Schedules Vote On Syrian Violence
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Amid deep divisions, another vote is due later this morning at the U.N. Security Council on a resolution designed to end the escalating violence in Syria. The vote was delayed Wednesday in an effort to get key Western nations and Russia to find an accommodation on measur…
Clinton Says NKorea Nuke Pursuit Threatens World
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles and “pattern of provocations” are a serious threat to Asian and world security. North Korea released a statement later Thursday at the …
Oil Price Climbs As Norwegian Strike Looms
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil is climbing as Norway’s North Sea crude production prepares to shut down. Norway’s oil industry, which produces more than 3.8 million barrels of oil and natural gas per day, says platforms will switch off by 8 p.m. EDT Monday due to a strike by o…
8 Afghan Civilians Killed In Roadside Bombing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a mine laid in a road has killed eight civilians in the country’s south, including women and children. The governor’s office in Helmand province says the eight were driving Monday in Musa Qala district when their car hit the explosi…

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