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  • Ky. GOP House leaders target federal health care

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republicans vying to wrest the Kentucky House from Democratic control for the first time in nearly a century promised Tuesday to try to repeal the state's Medicaid expansion and rein in other parts of the federal health care overhaul. House Republican leaders made stops...

  • US stock market closes mostly lower

    U.S. stocks are ending mostly lower as energy companies fall and investors look ahead to central bank meetings later this week. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 30 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,067 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged down one point, or 0.1 percent,...

  • Health care spending in Massachusetts on the rise

    BOSTON (AP) — A new report Tuesday offered a mixed diagnosis on health care costs in Massachusetts, finding that while total spending continued to grow faster than inflation, the increase stayed well within parameters set by the state. The Center for Health Information and Analysis, created by...

  • Landrieu slammed for stopping Venezuela sanctions

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing increased pressure to stop blocking a bill that would impose sanctions against human-rights abusers in Venezuela's government. Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, co-wrote an opinion piece Tuesday with Florida GOP Sen....

  • Probe: Plane operating normally before fatal crash

    NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Federal investigators say an initial probe shows the small plane that crashed shortly after takeoff in New Hampshire had no obvious mechanical failures before it fell from the sky, killing two people. Todd Gunther of the National Transportation Safety Board says...

  • Kevin Durant staying with Nike

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant is staying with Nike. Nike spokesman Heter Myers confirmed that Durant will remain with the shoe giant. Myers said in a statement that Nike is "pleased to extend our relationship with Kevin Durant, one of the most exciting players in the game." Nike did not...

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending September 1, 2014: Top Songs 1. Shake It Off, Taylor Swift 2. All About That Bass , Meghan Trainor 3. Bang Bang, Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj 4. Anaconda, Nicki Minaj 5. Black Widow (feat. Rita Ora), Iggy Azalea 6. Guts Over Fear...

  • Norwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase

    NEW YORK (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing into the luxury sector by buying the high-end Prestige Cruises International. The deal will give Norwegian access to Prestige's eight ships on the Oceania and Regent Seven Seas cruise lines and its big-ticket vacation packages. Norwegian, which...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 1, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 2. Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang 3. Castle of Illusion Starring Mi..., Disney 4. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc 5. Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Northcube AB 6. Sky...

  • Darden Restaurants makes new offer to activist

    NEW YORK (AP) — Darden Restaurants offered more concessions to activist investor Starboard Value on Tuesday in a fight for control of the Olive Garden parent. Darden proposed that Starboard could nominate four candidates to the company's 12-member board of directors. That is up from an earlier...

  • Johnson & Wales to build $40M academic building

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Johnson & Wales University has announced plans for a new $40 million academic building on the land opened up by the relocation of Interstate 195. The school said Tuesday it plans to build a 60,000-square-foot building that will house the School of Engineering & Design...

  • It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

    NEW YORK (AP) — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats....

  • US stock market drifts lower in afternoon trading

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks drifted lower Tuesday afternoon even as reports showed the economy gaining strength. Crude oil prices sank, pulling Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other oil producers down. Investors were also looking ahead to major events later this week. The European Central Bank holds a...

  • Irish tax haul jumps, signals kinder 2015 budget

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's tax collections are beating targets and have put the country on course to achieve normal deficit levels after six years of austerity, the government announced Tuesday. Finance Minister Michael Noonan said the unexpectedly healthy figures — deficit spending so far this...

  • Obama names first Asian-American EEOC chair

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jenny R. Yang has been named as the new chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, becoming the first Asian-American to lead that agency. President Barack Obama announced her elevation from vice chair on Tuesday. Yang has served as vice chair since April. Yang is a...



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