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  • Bomb kills 11 Egyptian policemen in Sinai

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A roadside bomb ripped apart an armored police vehicle travelling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, killing 11 policemen, including an officer, security and medical officials said. The security officials said the bomb appeared to have been detonated by remote...

  • Report: Water shortages crimp China shale gas plan

    BEIJING (AP) — A research group says more than 60 percent of China's vast shale gas deposits are in regions with scarce water resources, complicating plans by the energy-hungry country to tap the natural gas. The World Resources Institute says China has the world's largest reserves of natural...

  • Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it's now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators. The newest bid from Dollar General is worth $80 per share, up...

  • Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign The session of both houses — the...

  • Thai junta forces rights group to nix presentation

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's ruling military junta forced a human rights group on Tuesday to cancel a presentation on the precarious rights situation in the Southeast Asian country three months after the army staged a coup. The military told Bangkok-based Thai Lawyers for Human Rights in a written...

  • UN provides aid for record 4.1 million in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month. The U.N. agency says it was able to reach more people because of a Security Council resolution adopted in July that authorized the movement of humanitarian aid to Syrians in...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 2

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. SUPERINTENDENT WANTS SCHOOL DISTRICT TO RESCIND DECISION TO OPT-OUT OF STATE STANDARDIZED TESTING Lee County schools Superintendent Nancy Graham will make the request at a board meeting Tuesday in Fort...

  • 2 men shot multiple times outside Dade City bar

    DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two men were shot multiple times outside a Dade City bar. The shooting occurred around 10:40 p.m. Monday at Cooper's Bar. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports the men were taken by helicopter to area hospitals. There was no word on their conditions...

  • 2 Fantasy 5 players wins $93,829.87 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $93,829.87. The Florida Lottery said Tuesday that both winning tickets were purchased in Melbourne and Haverhill. The 224 tickets matching four numbers won $135 each. Another...

  • 1st day of classes brings changes for Va. schools

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — About 400,000 Virginia students are heading back to school in the Washington area and will find some changes this year. In Fairfax County, one of the biggest changes is the elimination of early release Mondays for elementary students. That will provide more instructional...

  • Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India

    TOKYO (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that India is notorious for. India is the best possible investment destination, offering "democracy, demography and demand" in its market...

  • Report: Midwest economic index inched up in August

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states rose slightly in August, suggesting growth is ahead. A survey report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index inched up to 57.2 last month from 57.0 in July. The index had...

  • G train service restored after Sandy repairs

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City subway riders are getting back service on the G train between Brooklyn and Queens. The return of service comes as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reopens a tunnel Tuesday that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Greenpoint tunnel has been closed...

  • Putin's '2 weeks to Kiev' out of context: aide

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished. Yuri Ushakov, the Russian leader's foreign policy...

  • UN warns food prices rising in Ebola-hit countries

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. is warning that food prices are rising in countries hit by Ebola and that it'll get worse because many farmers won't be able to access fields during the upcoming harvests of rice and corn. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people, and...



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