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  • Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project

    NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil said Friday that it will wind down a drilling project in Russia in compliance with U.S. sanctions, but said it received a license to keep working beyond the sanctions' deadline in order to complete the work. U.S. sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the...

  • Hagel seeks info on military relationship with NFL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is asking for information about the military's relationship with the National Football League, amid a number of high-profile domestic violence incidents involving players. The military routinely uses broadcast games as...

  • Food broker charged in case of salmonella-tainted peanuts guilty of conspiracy in Georgia

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Food broker charged in case of salmonella-tainted peanuts guilty of conspiracy in Georgia .

  • La. jobless rate rises even as more have jobs

    Louisiana's unemployment rate jumped again in August, the fourth straight month with an increase, according to figures released Friday. The state's jobless rate rose to 5.8 percent. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in July, but remains below August 2013's level of 6.2 percent. The...

  • Scotland Leader to Quit After Independence Loss

    Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond announced Friday that he will resign as first minister and leader of his political party, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom. (Sept. 19) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Edinburgh, Scotland - September 19, 2014...

  • Calif. teachers fund to boost clean energy bets

    The California State Teachers' Retirement System says it plans to increase its investments in clean energy and technology to $3.7 billion, from $1.4 billion, over the next five years. CalSTRS CEO Jack Ehnes says the pension fund is seeing more opportunities in low-carbon projects and...

  • Broken rail blamed for 2012 Ohio train derailment

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A broken rail was cited as the "probable cause" of a 2012 train derailment and explosion that damaged a bus depot and led to home evacuations in Ohio's capital, according to federal investigators. The report adopted this week by the National Transportation Safety Board...

  • Al Jazeera America sues former VP Gore

    NEW YORK (AP) — Al Jazeera America is suing former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the former owners of the TV network that became Al Jazeera America in 2013. The parties are arguing over money that is being held in escrow. In August Gore and Hyatt sued the network, saying that it was...

  • CEO of peanut company linked to salmonella-tainted goods guilty of conspiracy in Georgia

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — CEO of peanut company linked to salmonella-tainted goods guilty of conspiracy in Georgia.

  • Planned luxury rail resort service ends in auction

    POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The dream of establishing a luxury train service between The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and the nation's capital has ended in an auction of nine rail cars and other assets. The Greenbrier Express cars were sold Thursday in Pottstown for amounts ranging from...



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