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  • AP PHOTOS: Rush-hour keeps billions on the move

    On packed subways and crowded highways, billions of people participate in a short-distance population shift twice a day: the rhythmic ritual of the daily commute to and from work. More than 300 million people use the United States' transport systems every day, and in 2012 a whopping 76 percent...

  • Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives. Soon her mother's sorrow became so...

  • Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghanis as they take over responsibility for the country's...

  • Islamist-allied militias in Libya reject UN talks

    CAIRO (AP) — Islamist-allied militias in control of the Libyan capital on Tuesday rejected the United Nations' call for a cease-fire in the battered nation, insisting instead that their rivals be disarmed. The announcement by the Libya Dawn umbrella group followed the first round of...

  • UK government plans curbs on nonviolent extremism

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's interior minister on Tuesday proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or publishing on social media even if they are not breaking any laws. Home Secretary Theresa May told a conference of the governing Conservatives that if...

  • ECB under pressure as inflation falls again

    LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 18 euro countries dipped further toward zero in September, piling pressure on the European Central Bank to pull the trigger on its biggest stimulus weapon — a large-scale program to create new money. Expectations that the bank will back such a program— similar...

  • PayPal goes mobile, to split from eBay in 2015

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The mobile payment service PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year. Almost a year after billionaire Carl Icahn opened a proxy fight and pressured eBay for a spinoff of PayPal, eBay President and CEO John Donahoe...

  • Research group: Conn. home sales, prices falling

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A research group says Connecticut real estate is in a slump, with home sales and prices continuing to fall. The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record, said Tuesday that 2,735 single-family homes sold in August, down 6 percent from August 2013. From January...

  • Germany vows better checks on refugee guards

    BERLIN (AP) — A German official says he's tightening checks on security personnel at asylum centers following allegations that private guards repeatedly abused refugees. Authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous state, raided an asylum center last week after a local...

  • Mexican's 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which...

  • EU says Ireland grants Apple illegal tax benefits

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal tax rebates that may have to be recouped, the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday as it pressed on with an inquiry into the iPhone maker's overseas tax practices. If the EU's preliminary finding is confirmed over the...

  • Global stock markets mostly turn higher

    BANGKOK (AP) — Global stocks turned higher on Tuesday, recovering from recent losses, though investors were monitoring protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, as a potential risk to stability in Asian trading. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC-40 rose 1.2 percent to 4,411.67 and Germany's...

  • Texan who faked military past guilty in guns case

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas convicted felon who faked being an Army Ranger to get close to acclaimed retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell faces up to 10 years in prison for having guns. Daniel Lee Marshall of Conroe pleaded guilty Monday to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, involving a...

  • Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in the rest of the Ukrainian economy this year. Ukrainians are rushing to insulate their walls, seal up...

  • State port awards contract to second-lowest bidder

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Necaise Brothers Construction of Gulfport has been awarded a $63.3 million contract for restoration and expansion at the state Port of Gulfport. Port Executive Director Jonathan Daniel told The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1vrjkV9 ) while Necaise Brothers was not the lowest...



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