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  • UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

    GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe." Even as President Barack Obama is ordering...

  • Vermont Health Connect website is shut down

    WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — The state has temporarily shut down the Vermont Health Connect website so it can be fixed before the start of the next open enrollment period, which begins Nov. 15, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Tuesday. The management of the system will also be changed, giving Lawrence Miller,...

  • Group: state should increase drilling setbacks

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A landowners' group is calling on Wyoming oil and gas regulators to strengthen proposed rules to increase the minimum distance between drilling rigs and dwellings. The staff of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission this month proposed increasing the minimum...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Margaritaville owners seek bankruptcy protection

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The owner of Biloxi's Margaritaville casino has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, only hours before a hearing where the landlord aimed to seize the property. The Tuesday filing by MVB Holding LLC in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Gulfport follows the casino's shutdown...

  • Mall mashup: Washington Prime to buy Glimcher

    NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, said Tuesday that it is buying rival Glimcher Realty Trust. The cash-and-stock deal is worth about $2.06 billion. The combined company will own 119 malls and shopping centers...

  • Sears takes $400M loan from Lampert's hedge fund

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sears is taking out a $400 million secured short-term loan from a hedge fund run by CEO Edward Lampert. The Hoffman Estates, Illinois, company, which runs Sears and Kmart stores, said in a regulatory filing that the loan is from entities affiliated with Lampert's ESL Investments...

  • Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency required self-driving cars to be registered...

  • Foreign holdings of US Treasury securities dip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities trimmed their holdings in July after hitting a record level in June. The two biggest purchasers, China and Japan, both cut back. The Treasury Department said Tuesday in its monthly report that foreign holdings dipped 0.3 percent in...

  • Donald Trump's Atlantic City history

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One Atlantic City casino bearing Donald Trump's name closed Tuesday and another is threatening to close in November, but Trump himself has mostly cut ties with the struggling seaside resort. Trump told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he will "take a good strong...

  • Glimcher and Apple are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Glimcher Realty Trust, up $3.16 to $13.75 The shopping mall operator is being acquired by real estate investment trust Washington Prime Group Inc. in a...

  • 67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The death toll in the collapse of a building in Nigeria last week rose on Tuesday when the South African president said 67 South Africans died and dozens were injured in the accident. Separately, a Nigerian official said 63 bodies had been recovered at the site of the...

  • Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections. The Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty in the United...

  • Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential. Jindal, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said Obama's policies have limited oil and...

  • Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace to society and can't live knowing that. Even in Belgium, which...



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