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  • Mexico: Alleged drug boss Beltran Leyva captured

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Military special forces grabbed alleged cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva during a lightning raid at a restaurant Wednesday, the latest in a string of high-profile drug arrests in the country. Officials said the purported head of the Beltran Leyva drug gang was captured...

  • Mine plan spurs sharp jabs in governor debate

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A mining project under regulatory review has fueled a sharp exchange among Minnesota's candidates for governor. At a debate Wednesday night, Republican challenger Jeff Johnson accused Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's administration of "slow-walking" a regulatory review of...

  • US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from "even its closest allies" and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with...

  • 2 white Ohio women sue over sperm from black donor

    CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio woman and her partner have sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she'd intended. Jennifer Cramblett was five months pregnant and happy with her life in April 2012. She and her partner had...

  • Sheldon Adelson criticizes Internet gambling

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire Sheldon Adelson repeated his distaste for Internet gambling during a talk Wednesday night at the G2E Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, saying there was no reason casinos should be in the pockets of every single American. "You cannot know your customer on the...

  • Essar Steel closes on financing to complete mine

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Essar Steel Minnesota has closed on financing to complete construction of its open-pit iron ore mine and pellet plant. With financing in place, Essar will now ramp up construction at the project site in Nashwauk. In the next 30 to 60 days, the company will focus on...

  • Artist creates huge dirt portrait on National Mall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant portrait of a young man's face has emerged in the landscape of the National Mall in the first such public artwork commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery. Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada created the piece as a compilation of American faces after...

  • Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

    DALLAS (AP) — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection...

  • Judge: Stockton must treat pension like other debt

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Striking at the sanctity of public pensions in California, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. bankruptcy law allows the city of Stockton to treat pension fund obligations like other debts, meaning the city could trim benefits. Stockton argued that it must make...

  • IOC on Rio: 'Lot of progress' but schedule 'tight'

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months but the schedule "remains tight," the head of the IOC's inspection team said Wednesday. Nawal El Moutawakel, who ended a three-day visit to Rio, was upbeat in nearly...

  • Black Press buys Hawaii and Washington newspapers

    HONOLULU (AP) — The owner of Hawaii's largest newspaper bought two daily publications on Hawaii's Big Island and several newspapers in Washington state. Oahu Publications, which owns the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, said Wednesday it is buying West Hawaii Today and the Hawaii Tribune-Herald from...

  • ND attorney general settles case with polling firm

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Democratic polling firm representing backers of a state conservation fund will pay $2,000 to resolve a complaint alleging violations of North Dakota's do not call law, court records show. The North Dakota attorney general's office and Las Vegas-based Campaign...

  • Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to US

    The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts. Details of the man's 28-hour trip from western Africa emerged Wednesday. He flew...

  • Manager Orr testifies in Detroit bankruptcy trial

    DETROIT (AP) — Emergency manager Kevyn Orr testified in bankruptcy court Wednesday that when he took over Detroit's finances, he found a city with poor services for residents, next to no cash flow and significant neighborhood blight. Orr, who was hired by the state in March 2013 to fix...

  • Nevada city plans festival to celebrate blue jeans

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada tourism officials are planning a three-day festival in Reno next fall to celebrate and promote the city as the birthplace of what became modern blue jeans. Reno tailor Jacob Davis created riveted denim jeans in 1871 in a downtown shop. Two years later, he and Levi...



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