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  • 2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say two suicide bombers in the capital have targeted two buses carrying Afghan army troops, killing seven and wounding 21 people. Kabul criminal investigation police chief Mohammad Farid Afzali says first attacker Wednesday morning hit a bus with Afghan...

  • McAfee names Kimmel its 'most dangerous celebrity'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you're about to Google Jimmy Kimmel, beware. Computer security company McAfee says the talk show host is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online. The company said Tuesday that a search for Kimmel carries a 19 percent chance of landing on a website that has...

  • Mexico announces homicide charges in army killings

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors announced homicide charges Tuesday against three soldiers in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, challenging the army's version that the suspects died in a shootout. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said that after a...

  • 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...

  • Afghan official says 2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21 people, mostly troops

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says 2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21 people, mostly troops.

  • Kauai real estate agents oppose cesspool proposals

    LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Kauai real estate agents are opposing proposed new statewide rules regulating cesspools. The state Department of Health wants to prohibit the installation of new cesspools. It also wants to require property owners to either connect to a sewer system or install a septic...

  • Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street decline

    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and South Korea reported factory output contracted, while markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.1 percent to 16,192.15 points, Taipei gained 0.5 percent to...

  • Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's justice minister said Tuesday that legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a century. Mark Golding told reporters that lawmakers should make possession of 2 ounces or...

  • Cable company to drop channels in pricing dispute

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri-based cable TV provider with more than 1 million subscribers in 16 states is dropping two dozen channels owned by Viacom Inc. in a dispute over a proposed fee increase. Suddenlink Communications says it will pull Comedy Central, MTV, BET, Nickelodeon and other...

  • Hawaii votes on rail project could be invalidated

    HONOLULU (AP) — Key votes on Honolulu's rail transit project and other issues might be invalidated because Honolulu City Council members failed to disclose conflicts of interest after being wined and dined by lobbyists. Hawaii News Now reported (http://bit.ly/1wWfynz ) that former and current...

  • 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. But the view from the coal-centered town of Colstrip proved far more pessimistic Tuesday, as Bullock's claim underwent its first public test....

  • 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...

  • Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV

    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...

  • Revel auction off till Monday; $98M top bid

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The bankruptcy court auction of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel will resume on Monday with a Canadian firm having submitted the high bid thus far. Brookfield Asset Management, which owns casinos in Las Vegas and the Bahamas, bid $98 million for Revel on...

  • Michelin Guide knocks Daniel down to 2 stars

    The Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle. For the past three years, the same seven restaurants have held a virtual lock on the organization's coveted three-star rating: Daniel, Per Se, Masa,...



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