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  • Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom. Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki did not give any details about the alleged...

  • Germany opens memorial to Nazis' disabled victims

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Tuesday inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless." The transparent 24-meter (79-foot) blue glass wall outside the Berlin Philharmonic concert hall is near...

  • Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in Washington, where he was accused of punching a man who tried to join a picture the singer was taking with two women outside a hotel. Brown was sentenced to time served on Tuesday. He had been in jail for two days in the...

  • US stock market edges higher at open

    U.S. stocks are slightly higher in early trading as investors await the actions of global central banks. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up one point, or a fraction of a percent, to 17,099 as of 9:32 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up two points, or 0.1...

  • State holds first tax-free sportsmen holiday

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you're a sportsman, this weekend is your holiday. Mississippi's inaugural tax-free holiday will begin Friday. It runs through Sunday. The Legislature passed a law creating an annual tax-free weekend in September. The law went into effect on July 1. The holiday will be...

  • Conn's 2Q profit misses, cuts full-year outlook

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Conn's fiscal second-quarter net income fell 8 percent as expenses rose. The Woodlands, Texas-based retailer's profit came in below analysts' estimates, and it cut its full-year profit guidance. The stock tumbled before the market open on Tuesday. Conn's earned...

  • New Mexico utility plans to request rate increase

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Co. of New Mexico plans to ask state regulators for a rate increase for the utility's electricity customers. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1lwe9CZ ) reports that PNM wants to recover costs for investment in power plants and other infrastructure,...

  • Halliburton reaches $1.1B oil spill settlement

    HOUSTON (AP) — Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The settlement, which is subject to court approval, will be paid into a trust until appeals are resolved over the next two years....

  • School bus overturns in North Texas accident

    WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — Emergency personnel have responded to a school bus rollover accident along a rural North Texas highway. The Waxahachie (wahks-uh-HA'-chee) Daily Light (http://bit.ly/1lFYGR7 ) reports Tuesday morning's wreck involves a vehicle from the Waxahachie Independent School...

  • Long Island beaches reopen to bathing

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials say six Long Island beaches that were closed for one day have reopened to bathing. The Nassau County beaches were closed Monday due to storm water runoff that could negatively impact bacterial levels. The beaches were: Laurel Hollow Beach, Morgan Beach,...

  • Illinois woman rescued after day stuck in mud

    CARMI, Ill. (AP) — White County officials have rescued a woman who spent more than a day trapped in mud near the Little Wabash River. The White County Sheriff's Department said Monday it found 39-year-old Amy Chitwood of Carmi stuck near the river after responding to a call from a fisherman. He...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CELEBRITY PHOTOS COMPROMISED Apple looking into whether its iCloud service was hacked after naked images of Jennifer Lawrence, other stars were posted online. 2. URBAN...

  • UK deputy leader criticizes tumor-boy case

    LONDON (AP) — U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Tuesday it was inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a couple who took their ill 5-year-old child to Spain in hope of getting a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor. Clegg did not claim to be speaking...

  • 6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday. The spokesman would not say whether al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was among the six militants...

  • Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault in DC, sentenced to time served

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault in DC, sentenced to time served.



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