Iran confirms it is holding 4 journalists

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Iran confirmed on Friday that it has detained four journalists, including a reporter for The Washington Post and two freelance photographers, but did not disclose details about why they were being held.

Malaysian cyclist reprimanded for Gaza protest

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A Malaysian cyclist at the Commonwealth Games who wore gloves with "Save Gaza" written on them has been reprimanded by his team and warned he will be expelled if he does it again.

Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president.

Entenza complaint against state auditor dismissed

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A legal complaint accusing State Auditor Rebecca Otto of misrepresenting her record has been dismissed.

Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans.

Euro qualifying match moved amid policing spat

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The German soccer federation has moved a European Championship qualifier between Germany and Gibraltar out of Bremen after the city's government decided that organizers should help pay for police deployments at high-risk matches.

Germany-Gibraltar match moved amid policing spat

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The German football federation has moved a European Championship qualifier between Germany and Gibraltar out of Bremen after the city's government decided that organizers should help pay for police deployments at high-risk football matches.

Obama administration knew Islamic State was growing but did little to counter it

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions and carried the extremists to the threshold of Baghdad.

Humane Society finances opponents of right-to-farm

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The Humane Society of the United States has contributed $375,000 to an effort to defeat a Missouri ballot measure creating a constitutional right to farm.

Obama: Plane stiffens Europe's spine on sanctions

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

President Barack Obama says the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine "may stiffen the spine of our European partners" as they consider additional sanctions against Russia.