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  • AP Source: US and Brazil resolve trade fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Brazil have resolved a decade-long trade battle over subsidies Washington provided to American cotton growers, an official close to the negotiations said late Tuesday. The agreement would resolve a bitter trade fight that had strained relations between...

  • Netflix takes aim at the theatrical window

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege. Windowing — the practice of opening a movie first in theaters and then in other stages of home video, streaming and television release — has been under increasing pressure as smaller screens...

  • Los Angeles-area motorcycle officer dies in crash

    COVINA, Calif. (AP) — A police officer has died after a collision with a vehicle while on patrol on a motorcycle in a Los Angeles County suburb. Covina police spokesman Sgt. Gregg Peterson says the vehicle made a left turn in front of the officer at a city intersection Tuesday afternoon. The...

  • Charges in 1989 killing dismissed over affair

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have dropped murder charges in the 1989 death of woman who was found strangled at the San Jose airport because the prosecutor had an affair with a DNA analyst who testified at a court hearing. The Santa Clara County district attorney announced Tuesday that...

  • Lawsuit challenges law limiting use of abortion drugs in Oklahoma

    By Rick M. Green, Staff Writer Health care providers filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a law set to go into effect Nov. 1 that would restrict the way certain abortion-inducing drugs may be used in Oklahoma. “Oklahoma politicians are back at it again, playing doctor, intruding upon women’s...

  • Snapshots from the protest streets in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (AP) — At first the students sat outside Hong Kong's government complex. Then the broader Occupy Central civil disobedience movement joined them to call for the right for the people in this Chinese territory to elect their leader. The protest spread and the police's use of tear gas at...

  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at...

  • California will get pet-insurance disclosure rules

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The overhaul of health insurance marketplaces in California is now spreading to Fido and Snowball. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday said he has signed a bill to add disclosure rules for the mostly unregulated pet insurance industry. AB2056 requires insurers to clearly...

  • Climate plan faces test in Montana coal country

    COLSTRIP, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock asserts Montana can meet the Obama administration's climate goals without losing jobs or shutting coal plants. The view from the coal-centered town of Colstrip is much more pessimistic. A Tuesday public meeting hosted by state regulators revealed deep...

  • Argentina slams US judge after contempt decision

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president on Tuesday said a U.S. judge's decision a day earlier to hold the South American country in contempt for attempting illegal moves to service its debt is pure "silliness." "All of this is not casual, and it comes from a senile judge,"...

  • Under-fire Hong Kong leader marks National Day

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China...

  • 3 charged with homicide in Mexico army killings

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, the government announced Tuesday. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said a total of eight military personnel initially participated in an 8- to 10-minute...

  • Fannie, Freddie lawsuit thrown out

    A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by investors in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac against the federal government.

  • Mexico prosecutor: 3 soldiers charged with homicide in army killing of 22 gang suspects

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico prosecutor: 3 soldiers charged with homicide in army killing of 22 gang suspects.

  • Here's why you don't steal your jobs plan from other candidates' websites

    The Republican Governors Association on Tuesday released an ad questioning the integrity of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. The new commercial states that her campaign's plagiarism scandal raises serious questions about her character.



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