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  • At a Glance: the business dealings of Jeb Bush
    At a Glance: the business dealings of Jeb Bush

    Jeb Bush entered the Florida governor's mansion in 1999 with a net worth of $2 million, a relatively modest fortune compared with others in the Bush family. After eight years, his wealth had dipped to roughly $1.3 million.

  • Syrian Kurds in Turkey recount Islamic State terror
    Syrian Kurds in Turkey recount Islamic State terror

    Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - They look like mere shadows under the trees, but then the red dust clears and the huddled shapes reveal themselves as a handful of the tens of thousands of Kurds fleeing the Islamic State group in Syria.

  • Scotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum
    Scotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum

    LONDON (AP) — The debate over Scotland's future fizzled amid a bitter war of words Sunday, with the Scottish leader claiming his countrymen were "tricked" into rejecting independence in a referendum and Britain's three main political parties bickering over how to take political reform forward.

  • Ghani named Afghan president-elect after deal to end election dispute

    By Hamid Shalizi and Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's president-elect on Sunday after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the country as most foreign troops prepare to leave. The announcement withheld the final election numbers, apparently as part of the political deal between Ghani and rival Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister who claimed the process was rigged against him. "The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan declares Dr. ...

  • NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after a year
    NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after a year

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.

  • With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know
    With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know

    NEW YORK (AP) — China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history:

  • Rep. Peter King on White House security breach: 'Absolutely inexcusable'
    Rep. Peter King on White House security breach: 'Absolutely inexcusable'

    Congressmen, security experts express shock at Secret Service's latest gaffe.

  • Actress detained by police refuses to apologize
    Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.

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