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  • 5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

    NEW YORK (AP) — The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally....

  • Plant with 200 workers closing in Chatham County

    MONCURE, N.C. (AP) — A plant that makes industrial fibers is closing in Chatham County, leaving at least 140 people without a job. Local media outlets report that Performance Fiber filed paperwork saying it would have mass layoffs as it closes its plant in Moncure by Oct. 27. The company says...

  • In Virginia, US Senate race unusually low key

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a swing state that holds off-year elections, Virginia is used to marquee campaigns: National groups poured millions of dollars into last year's heated matchup for governor between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, and presidential candidates give the state their full...

  • State Department taps Texas lawyer to serve as ‘America’s ambassador to Muslims’

    Is there a tougher job description than Shaarik Zafar’s? As the State Department’s new special representative to Muslim communities, the boyish-looking Texas lawyer is America’s ambassador to Muslims around the world during a summer of nonstop grim headlines from Gaza, Afghanistan, Syria and...

  • Yemen clash kills 4 troops, 13 suspected militants

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said. The officials said the fighting started in the early hours when a suicide car bomber attacked a military camp in the city...

  • 5 things to know about Virginia elections

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Here are five things to know about Virginia's midterm elections: 10th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT The most competitive election in Virginia this fall is in Northern Virginia's 10th Congressional District, where Democrats are hoping to nab the seat held by retiring Republican...

  • EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who...

  • VENICE WATCH: Director's praise for Robin Williams

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — VENICE, Italy — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press: ___ LEVINSON PAYS TRIBUTE TO ROBIN WILLIAMS Filmmaker Barry...

  • Iran's president dodges question on held reporter

    CAIRO (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declined to specifically discuss the case of a detained Washington Post journalist during a nationally televised news conference Saturday. During the conference, a journalist asked a question about Iran's global outreach after the parliament's...

  • Gulf meeting ends without clear end to Qatar spat

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A high-level meeting of Gulf foreign ministers has ended without a clear end to a monthslong diplomatic spat with Qatar, but some envoys are signaling that progress has been made. Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, withdrew their...

  • Ohio Army Guard postpones drills to save money

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Army National Guard is postponing most of its planned training in early September because of federal budget issues. The Ohio National Guard's adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, made the announcement Friday evening in videos posted on the guard's website...

  • Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter. "I believe it's going to pay off," she said...

  • Texas gov candidates agree to 2 debates

    After a bit of a kerfuffle, Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis have agreed to terms for a statewide televised debate.

  • Common Core supporters hit back at Bobby Jindal for lawsuit

    Collaborative for Student Success published a memo Friday criticizing the Lousiana governor's position on the education standards as motivated by a desire to win the GOP presidential nomination.

  • Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country's prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an army spokesman said the soldiers were only securing the country. Political...



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