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  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed...

  • Typhoon hits southern China, heads to Vietnam

    BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon has struck China's southernmost island of Hainan, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights as it headed west toward Vietnam. China's official Xinhua News Agency said 90,000 people in southern China were evacuated from high-risk areas ahead of Typhoon Kalmaegi. But...

  • Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region. Mexico's government said late Monday...

  • Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby...

  • Obama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa.

  • Asia stocks lower on caution over Fed meeting

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 15,895.32 while South Korea's Kospi gained 0.4 percent to 2,043.31. Hong Kong's market was...

  • 12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Twelve soldiers fighting an Islamic insurgency in northeast Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer. In a decision read early Tuesday by Brig. Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the military tribunal found 12...

  • Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Odile weakened to a tropical storm Monday night after blazing a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels, and left entire neighborhoods as disaster zones. About 30,000 tourists...

  • Philippines' Mayon volcano showing signs of unrest

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Government scientists say one of the Philippines' most active volcanos is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level for Mt. Mayon in eastern Albay province...

  • Heat wave sends power demand soaring in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heat wave sent Californians to their air conditioners Friday and drove power demand to its highest peak of the year as the southern region sweltered under 100-degree temperatures. Statewide electrical demand peaked Monday afternoon at 45,090 megawatts, beating a record for...

  • New questions over abortion coverage in health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan report to Congress is raising new questions about a key provision of federal health care law: a compromise on abortion that allowed the legislation to pass in 2010. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18...

  • New questions over abortion coverage in health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan report to Congress is raising new questions about a key provision of federal health care law: a compromise on abortion that allowed the legislation to pass in 2010. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18...

  • GAO report shows how Obamacare subsidizes abortion

    In a country evenly divided on abortion, there's broad agreement that pro-lifers shouldn't be forced to subsidize abortion. Obamacare shreds this notion of conscience protection. Again and again, during the congressional debate, Obamacare defenders promised: Obamacare subsidies won't subsidize...

  • Quinn: Monitor not needed to oversee state hiring

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn contended in a federal court filing late Monday that a court-appointed monitor is not necessary to ensure compliance with political hiring bans, as suggested by an anti-patronage attorney. In the filing by the attorney general's office, Quinn says his...

  • 6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5. Fighting around the eastern city's...



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