Obama gets Iran deal win as Senate Dems amass enough votes
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.
Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of frustrated migrants demanding passage to Germany jostled with riot police beside Budapest's main international train station Wednesday as Hungary spent a second day trying to keep thousands of asylum seekers from spilling deeper into Europe.
Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards for years in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly greater freedom to operate, according to a report by Pakistan's top intelligence agency obtained by The Associated Press.
Biden testing political waters in Florida as he mulls 2016
MIAMI (AP) — Mulling a 2016 White House bid, Vice President Joe Biden is testing the waters in pivotal Florida.
Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man who had been seriously injured while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case that sparked riots in Baltimore last spring.
Hunt for 3 suspects in Illinois officer's death widens
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Law enforcement officials broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a popular veteran police officer in a small northern Illinois community after a methodical house-to-house search turned up nothing.
Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payout
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two brothers who falsely confessed under police interrogation to killing an 11-year-old girl were awarded $750,000 each in compensation for the three decades they spent behind bars — a stint that left one of them a broken man, according to his family.
Lots of trees to hug: Study counts 3 trillion trees on Earth
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3 trillion trees now grow on Earth, seven times more than scientists previously thought. But it's also trillions fewer than there used to be, a new study concludes.
Unmasked, Stephen Colbert debuts Tuesday hosting 'Late Show'
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is about to turn a corner in his career: onto Broadway at 54th Street.
Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and possibly even her resemblance.
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