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  • Hispanic community souring on Obama

    Obama's weekly approval among Hispanics dipped to 45 percent during the period ended Sept. 28, according to Gallup, and it has remained below 50 percent for the past five weeks.

  • Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

    SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. In neighboring Syria, Kurdish militiamen were on the...

  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine. The value of industry payments and...

  • A look at California's landmark plastic bag ban

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag...

  • Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Major indexes drifted to a slight loss, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 down 1.6 percent for September, its third monthly drop this year. The market spent Tuesday wavering between minor gains and...

  • Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal fisheries agency has raised concerns about the accuracy of some studies being conducted for a massive proposed dam in south-central Alaska. In a letter to the project manager for the Susitna-Watana dam, the regional administrator of the National Marine Fisheries...

  • Navy investigating shipyard training program

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Navy is investigating whether some nuclear workers at a Virginia shipyard were given credit for attending continuing training they didn't actually attend. Norfolk Naval Shipyard spokesman Jeff Cunningham said Tuesday the shipyard has temporarily reassigned eight...

  • Texas school fund now worth nation-high $37.7B

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fund Texas uses to buy instructional materials and cover some local school districts' costs is now worth nearly $38 billion, making it the nation's largest educational endowment. State officials credited a booming natural gas industry for growing the Permanent School...

  • Texas man arrested in theft of 500-pound statue

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston-area authorities have arrested a 39-year-old man who they say stole a 500-pound bronze statue and then cut it to pieces to sell as scrap. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says William Montgomery White has been charged with theft and was being held Tuesday at the county...

  • Governor splits on bills aiming to reduce truancy

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a split decision on a package of bills designed to help reduce California's dropout rate. The governor announced Tuesday that he signed two bills sought by Attorney General Kamala Harris, a fellow Democrat, while vetoing two others. He...

  • Exclusive: Secret Service missed man with gun in elevator with Obama

    The Secret Service allowed a security breach during President Obama's visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16.

  • US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease. Ebola is...

  • Large crowds mark 1991 coup anniversary in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A large crowd of supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched Tuesday through the capital on the anniversary of a 1991 military coup that ousted the country's first democratically elected leader. Thousands of supporters tried to march from...

  • Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Fourteen of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings that killed six people in the southern state of Guerrero have been located, officials said Tuesday. Some were found in their homes or at school, and a search was continuing for the 43 teachers college...

  • Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell brought Bach back to a train station Tuesday, as he did in 2007, but this time Washington noticed. Hundreds of music fans packed Union Station near the Capitol shoulder to shoulder to hear the 46-year-old Bell perform works by Bach and...



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