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The world keeps turning. Here’s a roundup of what’s happening from the Associated Press.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has canceled or postponed a series of fundraisers as negotiations continue over the nation's debt limit.
Obama postponed fundraisers in California and Washington state in recent weeks, along with an event at the New York home of film mogul Harvey Weinstein. On Monday, Obama skipped two Washington fundraisers to continue discussions over the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the government's borrowing limit. Vice President Joe Biden was attending one of the Democratic National Committee events. The other event was canceled.
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Regional Commission has approved a 30-year plan to spend more than $60 billion on transportation projects across the metro Atlanta area.
The approval on Wednes- day of the $60.9 billion Plan 2040 project was an update to a transportation list that was last approved by the commission in 2007. It is not related to the list being drawn up for a sales tax referendum next year.
It calls for spending billions of local, state and federal dollars on road widening projects and mass transit.
OSLO, Norway — The anti-Muslim extremist who confessed to a bombing and youth camp massacre that killed 77 people in Norway has told investigators he also considered attacking other targets linked to the government or the prime minister's Labor Party, police said Saturday.
During a 10-hour questioning session on Friday, Anders Behring Breivik asked interrogators how many people he had killed in the July 22 attacks, and "showed no emotion" when they told him, police attorney Paal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby told reporters in Oslo.
NEW YORK — The world's largest retailer on Tuesday started streaming many movies the same day they come out on DVD, in a second bid for a share of popular movie rental and streaming website Netflix Inc.'s business and just two weeks after Netflix announced new price increases.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. bought video-streaming service Vudu. com 18 months ago and now offers 20,000 titles that can be viewed on almost any device with Internet access, from computers to televisions to Sony's PlayStation3 and other Blu-Ray disc players.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's expected pullout from a 10-state pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is among the latest developments in a nationwide dispute over whether cap-and-trade programs work and what limitations states should place on energy producers to curb the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.
In New Jersey and elsewhere, the outcome of the dispute could affect everyone — from the quality of air in their communities to the price they pay to heat and light their homes and businesses.