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  • Crash, suspicious device lead to 101 closure in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say both sides of the U.S. 101 freeway near Hollywood were shut down as a crash led to the discovery of a suspicious device. The California Highway Patrol says the device was discovered during the investigation of the fiery two-car accident on the 101 shortly...

  • Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists could be political power brokers. The socially conservative Pentecostal...

  • 2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers in the Afghan capital targeted two buses carrying Afghan army troops on Wednesday, killing seven and wounding 21 people, police said. The first attacker hit a bus with Afghan National Army officers, killing seven and wounding 15 in west Kabul, said...

  • More than games gold at stake in all-Korean final

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rarely has there been so much at stake in an Asian Games football final. It's North vs. South on the divided Korean peninsula, and it's a game South Korea's players are desperate to win. Not just because it takes place on home soil against their closest neighbor but...

  • Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

    NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay single for long. Icahn, who months ago called on eBay to spin off the lucrative online and mobile payment service, continues to believe that the payments field...

  • Kauai real estate agents oppose cesspool proposals

    LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Kauai real estate agents are opposing proposed new statewide rules regulating cesspools. The state Department of Health wants to prohibit the installation of new cesspools. It also wants to require property owners to either connect to a sewer system or install a septic...

  • McAfee names Kimmel its 'most dangerous celebrity'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you're about to Google Jimmy Kimmel, beware. Computer security company McAfee says the talk show host is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online. The company said Tuesday that a search for Kimmel carries a 19 percent chance of landing on a website that has...

  • Mexico announces homicide charges in army killings

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors announced homicide charges Tuesday against three soldiers in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, challenging the army's version that the suspects died in a shootout. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said that after a...

  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at...

  • Afghan official says 2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21 people, mostly troops

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says 2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21 people, mostly troops.

  • Los Angeles-area motorcycle officer dies in crash

    COVINA, Calif. (AP) — A police officer has died after a collision with an SUV while on patrol on a motorcycle in a Los Angeles County suburb. Covina police spokesman Sgt. Gregg Peterson says the75-year-old woman driving the SUV made a left turn in front of Officer Jordan Corder at a city...

  • Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street decline

    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and South Korea reported factory output contracted, while markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.1 percent to 16,192.15 points, Taipei gained 0.5 percent to...

  • Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's justice minister said Tuesday that legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a century. Mark Golding told reporters that lawmakers should make possession of 2 ounces or...

  • Cable company to drop channels in pricing dispute

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri-based cable TV provider with more than 1 million subscribers in 16 states is dropping two dozen channels owned by Viacom Inc. in a dispute over a proposed fee increase. Suddenlink Communications says it will pull Comedy Central, MTV, BET, Nickelodeon and other...

  • Hawaii votes on rail project could be invalidated

    HONOLULU (AP) — Key votes on Honolulu's rail transit project and other issues might be invalidated because Honolulu City Council members failed to disclose conflicts of interest after being wined and dined by lobbyists. Hawaii News Now reported (http://bit.ly/1wWfynz ) that former and current...



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