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  • Political skills above language for EU's Tusk

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation — Poland — has only sat at the EU table since 2004. No matter. European Union leaders instead focused on his talents — a rare political acumen and a pro-European bent — before unanimously naming the...

  • UK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents

    LONDON (AP) — U.K. prosecutors are withdrawing the arrest warrant in the case of a British couple who took their 5-year-old son out of the country in hopes of getting a new type of radiation therapy for his brain tumor. The Crown Prosecution Service made the move Tuesday in a hearing at...

  • Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

    BRUSSELS (AP) — While Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy. Ukraine might need billions in additional support if the fighting between the military and the...

  • Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

    CAIRO (AP) — Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday. The fighting erupted late on Monday, with forces and fighter jets belonging to Gen....

  • 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...

  • US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July, the ISM said Tuesday. That was the highest reading...

  • Midwest economy: August state-by-state glance

    The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and business...

  • HomeStretch expanding operations in Nettleton

    NETTLETON, Miss. (AP) — Furniture manufacturer HomeStretch Inc. is expanding its manufacturing and warehouse space in Nettleton and adding 60 new jobs. The announcement was made in a news release Tuesday. HomeStretch makes upholstered reclining furniture in Nettleton. After the expansion,...

  • NY pension investment gains a boon for governments

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The contribution rates paid by state and local governments for New York's pension fund will go down as the retirement system continues to rebound from the 2008 downturn. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the average rate will decrease from 20.1 percent of salary for most...

  • Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences. Until now, Netflix subscribers linking the service to...

  • Private equity firm to buy Compuware for $2.5B

    Private equity firm Thoma Bravo will spend about $2.5 billion to buy Compuware and take the software developer private. The companies said Tuesday that Compuware stock owners will receive about $10.92 for each share they own. That price includes mostly cash and some stock from Compuware spinoff...

  • Gas drops by a penny per gallon in Massachusetts

    BOSTON (AP) — Gasoline prices in Massachusetts continue to decline, although more slowly than they have been. AAA Southern New England reports Tuesday that a gallon of self-serve, regular has fallen by a penny in the past week to $3.44. That's 1 cent higher than the national average but 12...

  • Delmarva Power asks customers to save power

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Delmarva Power is asking customers in Delaware and Maryland to conserve energy as high temperatures are expected to push into the upper 90s in some areas. The company issued a notice late Monday calling for customers to conserve power Tuesday. It will be a "peak savings...

  • NJ Gov. Christie to attend fundraiser for Hogan

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to attend a fundraiser this month for Republican Larry Hogan, who is running for governor of Maryland. Hogan's campaign announced the Sept. 17 fundraiser on Tuesday. It is scheduled to take place in Bethesda in Montgomery County....

  • 15-year-old boy drowns in Kankakee River

    KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — The Kankakee County coroner say a 15-year-old has drowned in the Kankakee River. Coroner Bob Gessner says Jayden Irby of Chicago Heights was pronounced dead Sunday evening. Illinois State Police say crews pulled the boy from about 4 feet of water about 85 feet from the...



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