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  • Treasury to unveil steps to curb tax inversions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will outline new steps on Monday to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said. In a so-called "tax inversion," a U.S. business merges with or is acquired by a foreign company in a...

  • Syrian opposition chief urges airstrikes in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of Syria's main Western-backed opposition group on Thursday called for immediate U.S. airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Syria, saying urgent action was required "to avert catastrophe." Hadi Bahra spoke at a press conference at the United Nations as...

  • IRAQ SYRIA REFUGEES

    Graphic shows the locations of displaces Iraqis and Syrian refugees in 2014; 2c x 6 1/2 inches; 96.

  • Starbucks tests latte with stout flavor

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is testing a latte that it says has the "savory toasty malt" flavor of a foamy mug of stout. The "Dark Barrel Latte" is being tested in a handful of stores in Ohio and Florida, said Linda Mills, a Starbucks spokeswoman. She said the drink is topped with whipped cream,...

  • Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than a thousand activists gathered Monday in lower Manhattan's financial district, chanting, carrying signs and — in some places — sitting down in the street to protest what they said was...

  • Man who killed wife, step-daughter set to die

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of murdering his wife and step-daughter in their Florida Panhandle home is scheduled to die Nov. 13. Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant for 43-year-old Chadwick Banks on Monday. Authorities say Banks' wife, Cassandra, was sleeping in the early...

  • Former Treasury chief: Businesses won't act on climate without federal policy

    Paulson, and some other Republicans who are no longer part of official Washington, have started to embrace climate policies from a financial perspective.

  • Happy 100th birthday to the oldest living former member of Congress

    The oldest living former member of Congress, Ken Hechler, celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday.

  • Treasury to unveil steps to curb tax inversions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will outline new steps on Monday to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said. In a so-called "tax inversion," a U.S. business merges with or is acquired by a foreign company in a...

  • Senator: Drop nomination of controversial judge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare rebuff from his own party, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday that President Barack Obama's controversial nomination of Michael Boggs to become a federal judge lacks enough votes to survive and should be withdrawn. The fate of Boggs's...

  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama said...

  • Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants disguised in Iraqi army uniforms and driving stolen Humvees killed at least 40 Iraqi soldiers and captured 68 others in western Anbar province, breaking through a deteriorating Iraqi military offensive in an area where the United States recently broadened...

  • UN members endorse Indigenous Peoples rights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations General Assembly on Monday approved a document outlining the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide. The Outcome Document was endorsed by consensus at the start of the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. The gathering brought together more...

  • Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo may be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba. Yahoo's stock fell Monday as investors grappled with uncertainty about CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to turn around the struggling Silicon Valley company. The sell-off came...

  • Rates on US Treasury bills drop at weekly auction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction, with rates on three-month bills dropping to their lowest point since late 2011. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.010 percent, down from 0.015 percent...



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