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  • Most Purdue students optimistic about technology

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A poll of Purdue University students has found that most of them believe technology will improve their lives despite worries that it could limit their online privacy. The survey of 750 students was conducted ahead of a Thursday summit on the West Lafayette campus...

  • Community Health plans $175M hospital expansion

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Community Health Network is planning to spend $175 million overhauling its hospital on the Indianapolis east side. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1qLUBw2) the hospital plans to begin work in the fall on an expanded emergency room and increased...

  • Callon Petroleum raises $122M from stock sale

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Callon Petroleum Co. has raised $122 million from a stock sale, with plans to use the proceeds to pay for new oil and gas properties it plans to buy in the Permian Basin of west Texas. The Natchez-based company announced Monday it has sold 14.38 million shares at $9 per...

  • Hyundai to pay $10B for land in Gangnam district

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. offered 10.55 trillion won ($10.1 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters. The sky high price surprised shareholders who sent the automaker's shares down nearly 10 percent. The...

  • EU court OKs airlines' right to charge for luggage

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's highest court says airlines are allowed to charge passengers an extra fee for checking in luggage. The Court of Justice ruled Thursday that "checked-in baggage cannot be considered to be compulsory or necessary" for carrying passengers, thus granting...

  • Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state. A full 97 percent of those eligible...

  • Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve increased its estimate for the level of the central bank's benchmark interest rate by the end of 2015, surprising investors who expected a slower pace of rate hikes. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang...

  • Australian leader warns of planned random attack

    SYDNEY (AP) — Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a random, violent attack in Australia as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said. Australian police detained 15 people and raided more than...

  • Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge

    LONDON (AP) — Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote. WHAT'S AT STAKE A Yes vote will trigger 18 months of negotiations between Scottish leaders and London-based...

  • Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules. In recent weeks, Facebook has been...

  • Review: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8

    NEW YORK (AP) — The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too. With the new iOS 8 software for iPhones and iPads,...

  • Upgrade to iOS 8 now or wait?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting — but not necessarily right away. Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others have difficulties using iOS 8 with slower processors. Some of the new...

  • Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday. Enjoy the easy money while it lasts. By mid-2015, economists expect the Fed to abandon a nearly 6-year-old policy of keeping short-term rates at record lows....

  • AP Interview: Silva seeks grassroots Brazil reform

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Front-running presidential candidate Marina Silva says the key to her support among millions of Brazilians who joined in anti-government protests last year is her understanding that reforming a broken political system will come from the ground up. Silva spoke exclusively...

  • AP PHOTOS: Survivor of Peru massacre guides team

    PACCHA, Peru (AP) — This remote hamlet on fertile Andean slopes beside the Apurimac river has been a ghost town for three decades, inhabited only by the buried bodies of villagers slain by security forces who considered them rebel sympathizers. Earlier this month, forensic investigators began...



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