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  • Protesters briefly storm Pakistan state TV station

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan's state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the prime minister's residence. The violence comes as part of the mass demonstrations led by cleric...

  • 5 things to know about driving on marijuana

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in...

  • Judiciary committee taking up terror lawsuit bill

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by focusing its attention on a long-deliberated bill that would allow victims to recover monetary damages from foreign sponsors of terrorism. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. says the committee...

  • Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with Israel,...

  • Spain orders custody for parents of ill UK boy

    LONDON (AP) — The grandmother of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor accused U.K. authorities on Monday of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice. Hours later, a Spanish...

  • Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military said Monday that a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their camp. Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said he advised...

  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. With...

  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. Read...

  • Aid flows into Iraq Shiite town after siege broken

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Aid began to flow to a small northern Shiite town in Iraq on Monday, a day after security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke a two-month siege by Sunni militants. Ali al-Bayati, who heads local NGO the Turkmen Saving Foundation, said that four...

  • Raw: Police, Protesters Clash in Pakistan

    Pakistani anti-government protesters stormed the state TV building on Monday, forcing the channel briefly off air as they clashed with police. (Sept. 1) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Islamabad, Pakistan - September 1, 2014 1. Mid of protesters celebrating 2. Mid of damaged cars,...

  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show...

  • New York residents challenged to eat local

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state residents are being challenged to eat local in September. The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York is launching its fifth annual month-long Locavore Challenge on Monday. Participants are encouraged to buy local fruits and vegetables, sip local...

  • New York House candidates tap into their own cash

    GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Some House candidates across New York are digging deep into their own pockets this election. Democrat Aaron Woolf has devoted more than $400,000 of his own money in his race against Republican Elise Stefanik for an open U.S. House seat in northern New York. In the...

  • Officials seek changes after Catskill hiker deaths

    HAINES FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Local officials are calling for safety changes at a popular waterfall in the Catskills after two women died there on separate occasions this summer. Hunter Town Supervisor Daryl Legg tells the Kingston Daily Freeman (http://bit.ly/1B8tuNL ) that the state Department of...

  • 5 things to know about New York's election season

    Here are some key things to watch as New York's election season unfolds: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO FACES A PRIMARY CHALLENGE Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout faces the governor in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary with little name recognition and daunting odds against the well-funded Cuomo....



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