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  • Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico. Weymouth, a member of the Graham family that owned the Post for 80 years, announced Tuesday that she will leave the Post after serving...

  • Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault in DC, sentenced to time served

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault in DC, sentenced to time served.

  • Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists. The statement on the Russians by Col. Andriy Lysenko, a...

  • Police abandon posts in Lesotho, fear for lives

    MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Police in Lesotho have been told to abandon their posts and not wear uniforms to avoid being targeted in attacks in the kingdom's continuing power vacuum, an official said Tuesday. At least one policeman was killed when the military disarmed police stations on Saturday....

  • Chris Brown back in DC court for plea hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown has appeared in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case. Brown arrived in D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday morning. He was scheduled for a 9 a.m. hearing. An original Friday hearing had been...

  • Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief. May Myat Noe — the country's first winner of an international beauty contest — lashed back...

  • 6 militants killed in US strike on al-Shabab in Somalia; fate of group's leader unclear

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — 6 militants killed in US strike on al-Shabab in Somalia; fate of group's leader unclear.

  • Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target. The newest bid is worth $9.1 billion, or...

  • Pike County sees first TMS oil well permits

    MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A Texas oil company is seeking to drill the first oil wells in Pike County as part of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation. Experts have said the formation, stretching across parts of southwest Mississippi and central and southeast Louisiana, could hold 7 billion barrels...

  • 3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities set up checkpoints and offered a reward of $48,000 for three inmates who killed a guard, donned police uniforms and escaped Tuesday in a rare jailbreak. Police were searching for the fugitives after they escaped from Yanshou detention center outside Harbin in...

  • Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

    James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.



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    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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