Poker pros' cash hasn't freed betting suspects

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Lawyers in Las Vegas want immigration authorities to release a wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme and remains in custody even after his poker star friends posted his bail.

Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration.

House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.

FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.

Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under review by Congress.

FIFA seeks probe into racist remarks by Italian

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

FIFA asked the Italian football federation on Monday to open an investigation into alleged racist comments by Carlo Tavecchio, a leading candidate for the presidency of the national body.

Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the Central African Republic.

Medicare's own health looking better, report says

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down.

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat.

Tax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.

Contracts to buy US homes slip in June

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer.

White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday.

Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.

Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

President Barack Obama criticized gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" development in some countries, speaking out publicly Monday for the first time against female genital mutilation while encouraging young leaders from the continent to empower women.

US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.

APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.