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  • For failed Atlantic City loan program, big promises fizzled

    For failed Atlantic City loan program, big promises fizzled

    Associated Press - 4 minutes 30 seconds ago
    For failed Atlantic City loan program, big promises fizzled

    When Jim Thigpen first met with an investor in early 2012 to discuss selling control of the Tennessee financial firm he had run for more than 20 years, he said W. Wesley Drummon boasted of a business plan ... …

  • Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls"

    Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls"

    Associated Press - 9 minutes ago
    Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls"

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin's world vision on Russia, and the world. …

  • Heat wave across India drives death toll to more than 1,800

    Heat wave across India drives death toll to more than 1,800

    Associated Press - 11 minutes ago
    Heat wave across India drives death toll to more than 1,800

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Dizzying temperatures have killed hundreds more Indians, driving the death toll from a weeks-long heat wave to at least 1,826. …

  • Blatter defiant as re-election vote looms

    Blatter defiant as re-election vote looms

    AFP News - 11 minutes ago
    Blatter defiant as re-election vote looms

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter headed into a re-election vote Friday adamant that only he can clean up the world's most popular sport, to the dismay of critics who want to issue a red card to his 17-year rule. The boss of football's governing organisation brazened it out after governments joined leading figures of the global game along with deep-pocketed sponsors in crying foul over FIFA's corruption scandal. British Prime Minister David Cameron backed calls for Blatter to resign, while French …

  • FIFA President Blatter asks to be re-elected despite crisis

    FIFA President Blatter asks to be re-elected despite crisis

    Associated Press - 11 minutes ago
    FIFA President Blatter asks to be re-elected despite crisis

    ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter will seek another term as FIFA president later Friday after asking soccer leaders to entrust him with guiding the governing body's recovery from a corruption crisis — again. …