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  • Where things stand with Detroit's bankruptcy plan

    DETROIT (AP) — More than a year after Detroit filed for the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a federal judge is hearing evidence on whether he should approve the city's plan to emerge from billions of dollars in debt. Here's a look at the past, present and future of the city's...

  • Centene to bring new claims center to Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — After weeks of unrest, Ferguson is getting a boost with the announcement that the managed care firm Centene Corp. plans a new processing center that will add up to 200 jobs in the suburban St. Louis town. Ferguson has been the site of several protests, some violent, in the...

  • Work progressing on eastern Indiana wind farm

    WINCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — Dozens of 320-foot-tall towers are going up in an eastern Indiana county for what will be another wind farm in the state. The new towers are changing the look of what is now mostly corn and soybean fields in Randolph County southwest of Winchester. The Headwaters Wind...

  • Tips on auto financing if you have poor credit

    Easy credit and longer-term loans currently being offered at auto dealerships can make buying an expensive car alluring. Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at the Bankrate.com website, says consumers with poor credit shouldn't bite. Consumers tend to focus on the payment rather than the...

  • Jindal Tubular USA acquires PSL North America

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — The $6 million expansion of the former PSL North America plant in Port Bienville Industrial Park in Bay St. Louis will move forward under the new ownership of Jindal Tubular USA. Jindal Tubular acquired the assets of PSL North America for $104 million. The sale,...

  • Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked...

  • Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was target of US strikes; unclear if he was hit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was target of US strikes; unclear if he was hit.

  • New Mexico utility plans to request rate increase

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest electric provider plans to ask state regulators to raise rates for their customers. PNM wants to recover costs for investment in power plants and other infrastructure and to make up for a decrease in power consumption. The drop in consumption is...

  • New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighborhoods and directing advertising and loan products toward largely white communities, New York's attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday as part of a...

  • US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July, the ISM said Tuesday. That was the highest reading...

  • Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

    James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Yes, We Do Have a Strategy: Keep Out

    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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