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  • Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on the deadly disease. But it remained unclear if the...

  • Pakistan appoints new spy chief

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military on Monday named a career army officer with experience of battling militants to head the country's premier intelligence agency as Islamabad struggles to combat a homegrown Islamic insurgency. Maj. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar was promoted to the rank of lieutenant...

  • Explosion at Chinese fireworks factory kills 6

    BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China on Monday killed six people and injured 38 others, the local government said. The blast shook Nanyang Export Fireworks Factory, the city of Liling in Hunan province said. The factory is properly licensed, it said. It did not...

  • Draghi: Euro recovery losing momentum

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi defended the bank's new stimulus programs as he warned that a tepid economic recovery in the eurozone "is losing momentum." Draghi told members of the European parliament that recent economic indicators have given "no indication"...

  • US stocks open lower on weakness in China

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower as investors worry about some soft economic data from China and a profit warning by the British retailer Tesco. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 19 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,259 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Monday. The Standard & Poor's...

  • 2 dead in car crash on LI

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed overnight in a single-car crash on Long Island. State police say the driver and a passenger in the Chevrolet Camaro were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened just after midnight Monday on the Meadowbrook State Parkway in...

  • Ransom: Dems sold top House positions for $100,000; $200,000 for legislation

    House Democrats, panicked after Newt Gingrich and the GOP shocked Washington by winning the House in 1994, became so obsessed with raising money to take back the chamber they even sold off top leadership jobs, according to a longtime Democratic fundraiser.

  • Yemen Shiite rebels rout Islamist-allied general

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavily armed Yemeni Shiite militiamen took over the headquarters and house of a powerful army general allied to Sunni Islamists on Monday and set up checkpoints across the capital, Sanaa, after sweeping across the city as the general and his allies fled and went into hiding....

  • IAEA urges Iran to meet investigation request

    VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N. atomic agency is urging Iran to provide answers over suspicions that Tehran worked on nuclear arms. Speaking at Monday's general conference of his International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano said Iran had implemented some measures in an agreement meant to...

  • AutoZone tops 4Q profit expectations

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — AutoZone Inc. (AZO) on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $373.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Memphis, Tennessee-based company said it had profit of $11.28. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by...

  • Terrebonne to increase focus on public transit

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — Terrebonne Parish officials will increase their focus on public transportation with projects to bolster the bus system and increase rail service in the parish. The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1parsoR ) Councilwoman Beryl Amedee (AH'-muh-day) and parish Senior Planner Chris...

  • Michigan attorney general sues over propane costs

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general is suing one propane seller alleging price-gouging last winter and has reached a more than $100,000 agreement with another propane company. Bill Schuette (SHOO'-tee) said in a statement Monday that the lawsuit against AmeriGas and agreement with...

  • Enrollment slips at Nicholls State

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Enrollment in workforce programs at Nicholls State University increased though total enrollment dipped for the fall semester. Overall enrollment dipped 4 percent, lowering the university's total to 6,298. Officials expected the decline based on the large spring-summer...

  • Wall Street sit-in planned on climate crisis

    NEW YORK (AP) — One day after a huge climate march in New York City, activists on Monday planned to flood Wall Street to protest what they say is corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis. The protesters, dressed in blue, scheduled a rally in Battery Park before marching...

  • Proposed wind farm near wildlife refuge will move

    MOUND CITY, Mo. (AP) — A company that had planned to build the largest wind farm in Missouri near several wildlife areas has decided to look elsewhere because modifications needed to protect the area's animals made it financially unworkable. Element Power, based in Oregon, had proposed erecting...



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