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  • French president quizzed over domestic failures

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande sought Thursday to stake out a forceful position on international affairs, even as his failures on the domestic stage continue to mount. Hollande, the most unpopular president in French history according to polls, began his twice-yearly...

  • Analyst: Mohegan Sun faces peril in loss to Wynn

    BOSTON (AP) — Mohegan Sun faces financial peril after losing out to Wynn Resorts in its bid to open a casino in the Boston-area, a Moody's Investor Service analysis warns. In a note to investors Wednesday, analyst Keith Foley said the loss "heightens our concerns" about the Mohegan Tribal...

  • Native Americans getting final settlement payments

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Native Americans have started receiving the final cash payments this week from one of the largest government settlements in U.S. history, about three years after the deal was approved. Checks ranging from $869 to $10 million were sent beginning...

  • After record profits, airlines keep adding jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of jobs at U.S. airlines keeps growing — although slowly — as some of them post record profits. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that the nation's passenger airlines employed the equivalent of 386,243 full-time workers in July, up 1.3 percent from...

  • Popular Venezuelan cartoonist fired over drawing

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A popular cartoonist said she lost her job over her representation of the late Hugo Chavez's iconic signature as a flat-lined heartbeat to dramatize Venezuela's health care crisis. Award-winning Rayma Suprani said that she was fired by El Universal, one of the...

  • Bull run has Indian stock funds topping the charts

    NEW YORK (AP) — To find the year's best-performing mutual funds, head east. In India, excitement surrounding a new prime minister has catapulted stocks higher, and mutual funds that focus on the country have reaped the gains. The Matthews India fund (MINDX) has returned 52 percent in 2014...

  • Kristin Gazlay named AP's top stories director

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kristin Gazlay, an editor who has held major leadership positions at The Associated Press over a career extending more than three decades, has been appointed the news service's director of top stories, Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes announced Thursday. In her new...

  • Records: Man urged victim to kill self via webcam

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man in prison for raping a girl starting when she was 12 is now charged with trying to persuade her to kill herself by cutting her wrists and taking prescription medication while he watched on a webcam. Michael John Morlan, 21, was out on bail on the rape...

  • Navy Secretary: Submarine to be named USS Vermont

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus used Lake Champlain, with its history of a key naval battle in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812, as a backdrop Thursday to announce the naming of the USS Vermont, a nuclear attack submarine due to be built over the next several...

  • Report: Louisiana has largest gender pay gap in US

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana has the nation's largest gender pay gap, with women paid about two thirds of what men are paid, according to new census data. Figures from 2013 also show that Mississippi's gap was 77 percent, about average nationally, but average pay for both men and women in...

  • Unemployment rate rises a tick in New Jersey

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's unemployment rate rose a tick in August to 6.6 percent as more people looked for work and the number of people with jobs dropped slightly. The state Labor Department released its preliminary monthly report Thursday. The report finds that employment decreased...

  • Oil executive in North Dakota dumping plea deal

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An oil executive accused of dumping toxic drilling liquid and endangering drinking water for a county in southwest North Dakota has reached an undisclosed plea deal with federal prosecutors, authorities say. Executive Drilling LLC President Nathan Garber is slated to be...

  • Census: 2013 poverty rate falls in New Hampshire

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There were about 17,000 fewer people living in poverty in New Hampshire in 2013 compared to the year before, new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests. The 1.3 percent decline from about 128,500 people in poverty in 2012 to roughly 111,500 last year is the...

  • Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday. The center is a...

  • RI unemployment rate stays at 7.7 percent

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The unemployment rate in Rhode Island remained unchanged in August. The state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday that the jobless rate was 7.7 percent in August, the same as the month before. The state's rate is the lowest it has been since July 2008, having...



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