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  • Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto's embattled mayor has a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor said Wednesday, days after Rob Ford's dramatic announcement that he was pulling out of a re-election campaign. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai...

  • Australian police detain 15 people in the country's largest counterterrorism operation

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police detain 15 people in the country's largest counterterrorism operation.

  • USDA approves new modified corn, soybean seeds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer. However, farmers won't be able to take full advantage of the seeds until the Environmental Protection Agency issues a second ruling...

  • State: Dozens of pot-shop applications in jeopardy

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is warning dozens of people who applied to run legal marijuana shops that their chance of getting a license is in jeopardy. The Liquor Control Board on Wednesday began sending letters to 56 businesses around the state, giving them 60 days to schedule an interview...

  • Obama praises House vote on arming Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama praised a House vote Wednesday granting him authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, calling it an important step toward confronting the Islamic State group. The Republican-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday...

  • Bahamas imposes new immigration restrictions

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Bahamas' government announced a measure Wednesday aimed at making it harder for migrants to work in the island chain and said it was considering additional restrictions as part of a plan that appeared mostly aimed at the large numbers of Haitians who have settled in...

  • Production of Lincoln Logs toy returning to US

    BURNHAM, Maine (AP) — Lincoln Logs, the popular toy created nearly a century ago by a son of Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.A. Maine Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday the toy logs, created by John Lloyd Wright and used to create miniature toy buildings, will be made at Pride...

  • AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group....

  • Nebraska health insurance cost dispute unresolved

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major Nebraska health insurer has been unable to come to terms with one of the state's biggest medical networks, so thousands of people are either facing significantly higher costs or changing doctors. No talks have been held since the contract between Blue Cross Blue...

  • Wynn, state regulators sign Boston casino license

    BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts gambling regulators on Wednesday finalized a license for a proposed $1.6 billion resort casino across from Boston, but the casino company says it's not yet prepared to campaign against a looming threat: November's ballot question to repeal the state's...

  • State no longer insures UNM child cancer claims

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Taxpayers have subsidized insurance costs for the University of New Mexico for cases that the state has paid $48 million for in medical malpractice claims over the treatment of children with leukemia, according to a top official in Gov. Susana Martinez's administration....

  • Group levels abuse allegations against NM dairy

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the animals, and...

  • Argentina peso sags to 15 a dollar on black market

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The value of Argentina's peso has hit its lowest level ever on the black market. The peso weakened 2.5 percent Wednesday to close at 15 per U.S. dollar. That's far cheaper than the official exchange rate, which closed at 8.4 pesos per dollar. Confidence is...

  • Enbridge, agencies simulate oil spill response

    INDIAN RIVER, Mich. (AP) — Emergency agencies have practiced responding to a worst-case spill from oil pipelines running beneath the Straits of Mackinac. About 200 people participated in Wednesday's drill in Indian River in the northern Lower Peninsula. The emergency management departments in...

  • Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

    Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. And Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its U.S. stores that have...



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