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  • SC's unemployment rate increases to 6.4 percent

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment rate rose again in August to 6.4 percent, putting the state above the national jobless rate, according to labor data released Friday. The rise of six-tenths of a percentage point marked the second consecutive increase after three months...

  • Police: Video shows knife, mallet attack on clerk

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The man accused of killing a Roseburg convenience store clerk by beating her with a mallet and stabbing her did not know her, but he told investigators he hated her, police said. Investigators recognized 27-year-old John Joseph Flannigan, who lived nearby, from a security...

  • Recalls this week: fire alarm bases, swings

    Children's swings from IKEA with potentially faulty suspension fittings are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other products being recalled include fire alarm bases. Here's a more detailed look: CHILDREN'S SWINGS DETAILS: IKEA GUNGGUNG swing, which is intended for indoor and...

  • Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey

    BEIRUT (AP) — Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours. The extremists' offensive on the Kobani area near the border with...

  • Air France pilots extend strike to Sept. 26

    PARIS (AP) — Air France pilots are prolonging a walkout that has grounded more than half the airline's flights all week. Unions are angry at Air France's plans to shift much of its European operations to a low-cost carrier, Transavia. The SNPL union announced Friday they are extending the...

  • UN reaffirms support for force in Golan Heights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is reaffirming its "unconditional support" for maintaining the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights that has been caught up in Syria's civil war. The future of the mission that monitors a buffer zone between Syria and Israel had been in...

  • Nevada high court makes key ruling on HOA liens

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that a lien held by a homeowners association can override a deed of trust involving a first mortgage on the property. Real estate investors in Las Vegas who have been buying foreclosed property at bargain prices claimed a victory in the ruling...

  • California man accused of killing fellow gym-goer

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — A man has been arrested after police say he repeatedly struck another man with a steel weightlifting bar at a San Francisco Bay Area gym, killing him. Forty-six-year-old Kenneth Osaka was being held without bail in the attack Wednesday night at a Bally Total...

  • 2 new solar farms being planned in Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two new solar farms are being planned in Indiana, including a second large one on the grounds of Indianapolis International Airport. For the airport project, a developer will lease about 76 acres along the airport's main entrance road off Interstate 70 for about 37,500...

  • Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for its military...

  • Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Despite Scotland's decision to reject independence, lawmakers in Spain's Catalonia region voted overwhelmingly Friday to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid has denounced as illegal. The prospect of an...

  • Violation found in 38 Studios lobbying case

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A hearing officer for the secretary of state's office has found that a consultant for Curt Schilling's 38 Studios violated lobbying laws by failing to register as a lobbyist for the failed video game company before it received a $75 million state loan guarantee. The...

  • Bahrain: Protesters dismiss government plans

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the tiny island nation of Bahrain on Friday to protest a proposal by the country's leadership for legislative, security and judicial reforms. The rally by members of the Shiite opposition came a day after the crown prince,...

  • Quality assurance manager at plant linked to salmonella outbreak guilty of obstruction

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Quality assurance manager at plant linked to salmonella outbreak guilty of obstruction .

  • All 3 defendants convicted in deadly salmonella outbreak traced to Georgia peanut plant

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — All 3 defendants convicted in deadly salmonella outbreak traced to Georgia peanut plant.



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