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  • EBay to split off lucrative PayPal business

    NEW YORK (AP) — EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, mobile payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday. Investors applauded the news, sending eBay's shares up nearly 7 percent in morning trading. The move comes after months of pressure from activist investor and...

  • Johnson & Johnson buying Alios for $1.75B

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion. Alios is a privately held California-based company that focuses on developing therapies for viral diseases. The deal includes Alios' portfolio of potential...

  • Emanuel asks Chicago agencies to up minimum wage

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the city's sister agencies to pay all contractor and subcontractor employees a minimum wage of $13 an hour. Earlier this month the mayor signed an executive order requiring city contractors and subcontractors to pay employees the higher...

  • ISIS vote to interrupt campaign season?

    Republicans would be willing to return to Congress and debate a broad measure authorizing the president to take military action in the Middle East, a GOP lawmaker said Tuesday.

  • Iraqi Arabs claim persecution by Kurds

    KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city, would inevitably be next. Government soldiers had dropped their weapons and abandoned their posts —...

  • HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them, threatening wider actions if he did not, after he said Tuesday that China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has...

  • UK Conservatives seek TV, online ban on extremists

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's interior minister on Tuesday proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or publishing on social media, even if they are not breaking any laws. Home Secretary Theresa May told a conference of the governing Conservatives that if...

  • At 69, South African satirist keeps laughing

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A cross-dressing South African satirist who lampooned the leaders of white racist rule decades ago says there is plenty to laugh at 20 years after the end of apartheid. Pieter-Dirk Uys spoke to journalists Tuesday at Johannesburg's Market Theatre, where he is launching a...

  • Seismic Activity Halts Recovery at Japan Volcano

    Rescuers were forced to suspend plans to recover at least two dozen bodies from near the summit of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Tuesday after increased seismic activity raised concern about the possibility of another eruption. (Sept. 30) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Otaki,...

  • Obama welcomes signing of Afghan security pact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the signing of a security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan marks a "historic day" in the partnership between the two countries. The pact allows about 10,000 American troops to stay in Afghanistan after the end of this year. It was signed...

  • Link between climate change, extreme weather hard to prove: federal scientists

    Man-made climate change, largely through burning greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels that scientists say warm the planet, did not necessarily explain the 16 extreme weather events for 2013 that the report covered.

  • Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghanis as they take over responsibility for the country's...

  • Maryland natural gas project OK'd

    Dominion Resources secured approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build the $3.8 billion Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay, which will be ready to ship up to 0.82 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas beginning in 2017.

  • McConnell's latest ad aims at the heart

    In the minute-long ad called "Home," Noelle Hunter, a resident of Morehead, Ky., praises the incumbent GOP senator, saying he helped her get her daughter back from her ex-husband, who had taken her to Mali during a custody battle.

  • Deal to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan

    The Bilateral Security Agreement allows for 9,800 U.S. soldiers to remain in Afghanistan past the end of the year to help train, equip and advise Afghan military and police forces.



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