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  • Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said. After the bombing outside the headquarters of the...

  • Liberia reopens slum barricaded due to Ebola

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Crowds are cheering and celebrating in the streets after Liberian authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people were barricaded amid the country's Ebola outbreak. Information Minister Lewis Brown says lifting the quarantine Saturday morning doesn't mean...

  • Resident: Lesotho military occupies police station

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The military in Lesotho has occupied police stations and surrounded some government buildings in the capital of the mountainous country and are moving to other districts, a security guard at the U.S. Embassy said Saturday. Gunfire that rung out early in the morning has since...

  • Ukraine says fighter jet shot down

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. A brief statement posted Saturday on the Facebook page for the so-called operation against separatists said the Su-25 was...

  • Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. Some tax professionals are worried that federal and state insurance marketplaces won't be able to get...

  • Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Democrats who were bracing for the impact that Obama's long-awaited announcement would have...

  • Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition. The president is meeting with his top advisers and consulting members of Congress to...

  • Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically shot four...

  • Refinery-inspection bill protects trade secrets

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow government regulators to monitor oil refinery shutdowns in response to a fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery in 2012. It also would allow oil companies to designate the information as a "trade secret." SB1300 by...

  • Lafayette plan envisions more bike lanes

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A portion of Bertrand Drive in Lafayette one day may be a spot for leisurely strolls, bicycle rides and sidewalk cafés. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/YUZcQQ) the proposed city-parish budget for next year includes $700,000 for a streetscape project that would reduce a...

  • Illinois museum to display 1916 military equipment

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — If you've ever wondered how Americans waged war 100 years ago, the Illinois State Military Museum will give you a glimpse of the past. The Springfield museum plans to put uniforms, weapons and other equipment on display that was used by the Illinois National Guard...

  • Medical marijuana applications posted for business

    CHICAGO (AP) — The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois. The applications and detailed instructions were posted Friday on the program's website. The application period opens Sept. 8 and runs through Sept. 22 for a limited number of...

  • Storm leaves water in historic Springfield home

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A thunderstorm left water standing in the basement of the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site in Springfield, causing the cancellation of tours. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced Friday that experts were evaluating damage and considering the next...

  • Batterson removed from office

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board member has been formally removed from office. Gov. Rick Scott signed the order removing Richard "Scott" Batterson from office on Friday. The removal was more a formality than anything since Batterson was suspended...

  • Man charged with federal office bomb threat

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Panama City man was jailed after authorities say he threatened to blow up federal offices located in the Panhandle city. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday that charges had been filed against 38-year-old Johnathon Mathew Garrett. Garrett on Wednesday...



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