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Tea party rejoicing at Cantor's defeat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat, an unflinching foe of loosening immigration laws.

Governor says Iraq is determined to retake Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities are determined to recapture the northern city of Mosul after most of it was overrun by al-Qaida-inspired militants, the provincial governor said Wednesday after he fled the city along with half a million other residents.


Hagel testifies Wednesday on Taliban prisoner swap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will face angry lawmakers as he becomes the first Obama administration official to testify publicly about the controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.


Driver charged in Tracy Morgan crash due in court

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The truck driver charged in the fatal crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people was scheduled to make an initial court appearance Wednesday.


Risk of friendly fire long an element of war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deaths of five Americans killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan stand as a fresh reminder of the dangers of friendly fire, an element of war that is older than the nation.


Murray, Mikulski blazing trail for future female leaders

From their perches as chairs of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees, Patty Murray and Barbara Mikulski have effectively — but quietly — put a moratorium on the successive fiscal crises that dominated Washington between 2011 and 2013. That makes Murray and Mikulski not just powerful women senators. That makes them powerful U.S. senators, period.


Syrian woman survives 700 days of blockade

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Over the course of the 700-day blockade, her world shrunk to her living room and her kitchen. She survived by eating plants and reading books. She refused to look in the mirror, because seeing her withered state might break her spirit.


Leonard's career night lifts Spurs, 111-92

MIAMI (AP) — The last time Kawhi Leonard scored this many points in a real basketball game, he was starring at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, California.


Driver charged in comedian's accident due in court

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The truck driver charged in the fatal highway crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people was scheduled to make an initial court appearance.


AP PHOTOS: Cantor loss adds to Congress upsets

After U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor's surprising loss in the Virginia Republican primary Tuesday night to David Brat, here are some of the other major Congressional upsets that have caught observers off guard.


Police: Teen gunman kills student at Oregon school

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a 14-year-old student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.


Alibaba's first US presence 11 Main debuts

NEW YORK (AP) — China's largest e-commerce company is making its first appearance in the U.S. with the debut of 11Main.com, an invite-only online marketplace that showcases small business retailers.

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