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  • ND attorney general settles case with polling firm

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Democratic polling firm representing backers of a state conservation fund will pay $2,000 to resolve a complaint alleging violations of North Dakota's do not call law, court records show. The North Dakota attorney general's office and Las Vegas-based Campaign...

  • Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to US

    The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts. Details of the man's 28-hour trip from western Africa emerged Wednesday. He flew...

  • Manager Orr testifies in Detroit bankruptcy trial

    DETROIT (AP) — Emergency manager Kevyn Orr testified in bankruptcy court Wednesday that when he took over Detroit's finances, he found a city with poor services for residents, next to no cash flow and significant neighborhood blight. Orr, who was hired by the state in March 2013 to fix...

  • Nevada city plans festival to celebrate blue jeans

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada tourism officials are planning a three-day festival in Reno next fall to celebrate and promote the city as the birthplace of what became modern blue jeans. Reno tailor Jacob Davis created riveted denim jeans in 1871 in a downtown shop. Two years later, he and Levi...

  • Councilors concerned about Faneuil Hall changes

    BOSTON (AP) — City Councilors are concerned that proposed renovations at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace might force out some of the complex's familiar pushcart vendors. Councilors Stephen Murphy and Michael Flaherty on Wednesday requested a public hearing to talk about the impact the vendors have...

  • NFL extends 'Sunday Ticket' deal with DirecTV

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has extended its contract with satellite provider DirecTV to carry the "Sunday Ticket" package, which allows viewers to watch out-of-market games. The deal expands DirecTV's rights to stream the package live on mobile devices and online. The agreement is worth $12...

  • PSC OKs refunds for some Entergy customers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Public Service Commission has approved a one-time refund for customers of Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana. The commission Wednesday authorized the refunds which will show on customers' bills starting at the end of October. The LPSC estimates...

  • Horse owners seek racing license for Suffolk Downs

    BOSTON (AP) — Horse owners and trainers are trying to keep races going at Suffolk Downs, New England's last remaining thoroughbred track, which plans to stop live races Saturday. The New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association filed an application for an annual state horse...

  • Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually the opportunity of a lifetime for savvy investors. On...

  • PNM negotiates agreement over coal-fired plant

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state's largest electric utility has negotiated a settlement proposal that would allow it to meet certain pollution standards with the partial closure of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico. PNM officials said the proposal, if approved by...

  • US, China air differences over Hong Kong protests

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese officials publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi was visiting Washington as the standoff between students and authorities...

  • Complaint: Racial slurs, threats at Daimler plant

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's labor commissioner has filed a complaint against heavy-duty truck and school bus manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America, alleging five employees at its Portland plant were subjected to racial slurs and threats. A statement Wednesday from Commissioner Brad...

  • Baker Hughes to disclose fracking chemicals

    NEW YORK (AP) — The drilling services company Baker Hughes on Wednesday implemented a policy of disclosing all of the chemicals used in its fracking operations. Environmental groups and local communities have for years been pushing for full disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic...

  • Why the bond market is more fragile than you think

    NEW YORK (AP) — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds. Main Street investors have poured a trillion dollars into bonds since the financial crisis, and helped send prices soaring. As fund managers and regulators fret about an inevitable sell-off, the bigger fear is that when...

  • Verso Paper shuttering paper mill in Maine

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Verso Paper said Wednesday that it will shutter a paper mill in Maine that has yet to turn a profit for the maker of coated papers. The Memphis, Tennessee company did not say how many employees at the mill in Bucksport, Maine, would lose their jobs as a result of the...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The new Quinnipiac poll of the New Jersey Senate contest shows Jeff Bell only 11 points down to Cory Booker, 51 to 40 percent, among likely voters. It goes without saying that a race can move a...

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