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Iranian commander in Iraq...Russia stops gas deliveries to Ukraine...Most switches not yet fixed

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 16, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.



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BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iranian military commander is visiting Iraq, consulting with officials on how to roll back the al-Qaida breakaway group that's been capturing some key Iraqi cities. Iraqi officials say the United States was notified in advance of the visit. Secretary of State John Kerry said today that the Obama administration is willing to talk to Iran, as both nations look for ways to stop the Iraqi insurgents.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has stopped delivering natural gas to Ukraine. Moscow is rejecting Ukraine's offer to pay some of the billions of dollars it owes for past deliveries. And the Russians are demanding upfront payments for future supplies. The move doesn't immediately affect the flow of Russian gas to Europe. And Ukraine says it has enough reserves to last until December.

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a Supreme Court victory today for gun control groups and the Obama administration. The court ruled that the federal government can strictly enforce laws that ban a "straw" purchaser from buying a gun for someone else. The justices ruled that the law applied to a Virginia man who bought a gun with the intention of transferring it to his uncle in Pennsylvania -- even though the uncle isn't prohibited from owning firearms.

WASHINGTON (AP) — An anti-abortion group is being given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court to challenge an Ohio law against making false statements about political candidates during a campaign. Today's unanimous ruling raises serious doubts about whether the Ohio law -- and similar measures in more than a dozen other states -- can survive amid complaints that they violate free speech rights.

DETROIT (AP) — More than four months after General Motors started recalling 2.6 million small cars to fix ignition switches, the company has repaired only 7 percent of the vehicles. GM says fixes have been delayed as switch maker Delphi starts making the part for cars that are no longer being produced.

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