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  • Karadzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that U.N. prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the Serb people on trial. In an 874-page defense summary,...

  • Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat dead at 87

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, died Wednesday at the age of 87. Lahat's son Dan told Israel's Channel 10 that his father died in a Tel Aviv hospital. Israeli media said Lahat had been...

  • 12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A train overshot a stop signal and plowed into another express passenger train in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing 12 people and injuring dozens, officials said Wednesday. Three coaches of the Barauni Express derailed and toppled over after the Krishak Express...

  • US companies add jobs at healthy clip in September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added 213,000 jobs in September, stepping up hiring for the sixth straight month, according to a private survey. Payroll processer ADP said Wednesday that the pace of hiring by private employers was up slightly from 202,000 in August. Job gains above 200,000...

  • Coca-Cola to revise executive pay plan

    NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is revising its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett called it excessive. The world's largest beverage maker says its long-term incentive program will now distribute the company's shares to a smaller group of executives, while the rest...

  • Report: Midwest economic index drops in September

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests economic growth in the region will slow down in the months ahead. A survey report issued Wednesday says the overall September index dropped nearly three points to 54.3, from 57.2 the previous...

  • Midwest economy: September state-by-state glance

    The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and business...

  • US stocks slip in early trade; General Mills down

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are heading lower in early trading, putting the market on course for its third loss in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 41 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,000 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost seven points, or 0.4...

  • Perry plans Dallas news conference on Ebola case

    DALLAS (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry has scheduled a news conference at a Dallas hospital where a man with the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. remains in isolation. Perry plans to speak at noon CDT Wednesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Medical officials on Tuesday confirmed that...

  • Abbott: Wouldn't veto repeal of Texas DREAM Act

    DALLAS (AP) — Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he wouldn't veto a repeal of a law that gives in-state tuition to immigrants who entered the country illegally and that is supported by other big GOP figures including Gov. Rick Perry and George P. Bush. Abbott...

  • Lincoln Library at center of legislative hearing

    CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois House panel has set a hearing to look into Speaker Michael Madigan's proposal to separate the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The House State Government Administration committee is scheduled to take up...

  • Top doc: 'Several people were exposed,' more will be infected by Dallas Ebola case

    A former Food and Drug Administration chief scientist and top infectious disease specialist said that several people were exposed to the Ebola virus by the unidentified patient in Dallas, America's first case, and it's likely that many more will be infected.

  • US companies add jobs at healthy clip in September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added 213,000 jobs in September, stepping up hiring for the sixth straight month, according to a private survey. Payroll processer ADP said Wednesday that the pace of hiring by private employers was up slightly from 202,000 in August. Read more on NewsOK.

  • UK drops terrorism case for ex-Guantanamo inmate

    LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Wednesday against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects. Moazzam Begg had been due to stand trial next week on seven counts relating to the war in Syria. But in a last-minute...

  • Oil tanker proposal draws fire from industry

    Refineries, oil producers and railroad companies say they need more time to swap out the old tank cars that carry crude oil and ethanol than the Transportation Department has proposed in a rule to prevent those trains from exploding.



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