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  • Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

    PARIS (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. The hot weather in Paris has brought many picnicking visitors to the garden, whose garbage is...

  • China reports deadly attack in northwest

    BEIJING (AP) — A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday. Many other people were...

  • Body of young stowaway found in US cargo plane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo plane that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa. Air...

  • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. The report blames a generation of sun worshipping for the $8 billion spent to treat...

  • Pacific Gas & Electric charged with obstruction in connection with fatal San Bruno explosion

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric charged with obstruction in connection with fatal San Bruno explosion.

  • 5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics. The subpoenas were...

  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes. The House...

  • Market Basket board says it's considering offers

    BOSTON (AP) — The Market Basket board says it is continuing to evaluate several offers to buy the embattled supermarket chain among other "strategic alternatives." The statement Tuesday said it is considering an offer last week from ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas to buy the chain owned by...

  • Schauer unveils economic plan, promises new jobs

    WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer on Tuesday proposed tripling the percentage of Michigan's electricity that must come from renewable sources and rebuilding crumbling roads — parts of an economic plan he said would create tens of thousands of...

  • State fines Severstal $135K on emission sensors

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Commission of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company's pollution-control monitors didn't function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011. The company agreed to pay the fine May 12. It's the...

  • Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate have passed competing versions of legislation to prevent the federal trust funds providing highway and transit funds from running dry next month and to buy more time for Congress to draft a new highway bill. The House measure provides $11 billion to keep...

  • Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400

    Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported stellar second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations. Amgen also raised its forecasts for its 2014 profit and revenue, driving up its...

  • Oregon looks at regulating insurer doctor networks

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon insurance regulators are seeking the authority to require private insurers to have enough doctors and other health care providers to adequately serve all their customers. The move comes as a growing number of insurance companies seek to save money by shrinking the...

  • Vending firm ex-official sentenced in Pepsi scheme

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former official of a New Jersey-based vending company has been sentenced to prison time for his role in a scheme that defrauded the Pepsi Bottling Group of $2.9 million over a 10-year period. Cedar Grove resident Joseph Belasco was ordered Tuesday to serve six months in...

  • $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Even with insurers reluctant to pay, Sovaldi prescriptions have eclipsed those for...



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