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  • Three Afghan officers go missing in Cape Cod

    Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar were last seen in an off-base mall on Cape Cod on Saturday, Massachusetts National Guard Col. James Sahady told the Boston Herald.

  • Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet in Congress. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants. But the go-ahead is...

  • Plosser, a leading Fed 'hawk,' to retire in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Charles Plosser, a leading inflation "hawk" at the Federal Reserve, announced Monday that he plans to retire March 1. Plosser, who has been president of the Fed's Philadelphia regional bank since August 2006, has been a leader of the officials known as hawks for their concerns...

  • 15 vehicles destroyed at Sudbury auto dealership

    SUDBURY, Mass. (AP) — Fifteen luxury vehicles were destroyed and five others were damaged in a massive fire Monday at a Sudbury auto dealership. There were no reports of injuries. The fire at a lot at Herb Chambers Land Rover and Jaguar on Route 20 was reported by a passer-by just after 1...

  • GM expert says 21 deaths eligible for compensation

    DETROIT (AP) — The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by the company to compensate victims, said Monday in an Internet posting that he received 143 death claims as of Friday, and 21...

  • US stocks drop as China weighs on markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks were on track for their biggest loss in more than six weeks Monday as investors worried about signs of weakness in China's economy. Worries about slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy pushed the down the price of oil, weighing on energy stocks. KEEPING...

  • Bidder offers $283K for historic Maine lighthouse

    SOUTH HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — The top bidder in a government auction for a Maine lighthouse is willing to pay $283,000 for the 1871-built structure. The bid would be the highest ever for a Maine lighthouse if accepted. The federal General Services Administration shut down the auction for the...

  • Sarah Palin Defends Family, Daughter Bristol After Alleged Brawl in Alaska: I'm a 'Proud Mama'

    Sarah Palin spoke out on Friday, Sept. 19, in defense of her famous family and, in particular, daughter Bristol Palin, after reports surfaced a week earlier that her kids had been involved in a brawl at a party in Anchorage, Alaska, according to US Weekly. "I love my Bristol!" Read more on...

  • Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Some 130,000 Kurdish refugees fleeing Islamic militants have crossed the border from Syria into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday as fighting raged close to Turkey's southern border. The minister, Numan Kurtulmus, warned that Turkey...

  • UK premier hosts talks on Scottish voting rights

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron sought Monday to limit the divisive political fallout following the Scottish referendum, gathering senior Conservatives at his official country retreat to placate anger over promises made to Scotland to keep it in the United Kingdom. Britain's...

  • Algerian army says top Al-Qaida militant killed

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's Defense Ministry says army forces have ambushed and killed a top militant with links to Al-Qaida. The ministry said Monday army forces relied on local information to ambush a "leading terrorist responsible for many crimes" in a late night operation on Sunday....

  • Man bitten by Ebola patient flown to Switzerland

    GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities say a male nurse who was bitten by an Ebola patient while working in West Africa has been flown to Switzerland as a precaution. The health ministry says the unidentified man was working for an international organization in Sierra Leone when he was bitten by a...

  • Gas falls another 5 cents to lowest price of year

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gas in Rhode Island has fallen another 5 cents to its lowest of the year. AAA Southern New England's weekly price survey Monday found the average cost of a gallon of self-serve regular in the state fell to $3.43. The lowest it had been...

  • Feds: $3.6B for post-Sandy transportation projects

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials have announced $3.6 billion to make public transportation more storm resistant in New York, New Jersey and other parts of the country damaged by Superstorm Sandy. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other officials announced the funding for 40...

  • US canoeist wins gold at world championships

    MCHENRY, Md. (AP) — Canoeist Fabien Lefevre (FAY'-bee-en lah-FERV') is America's first gold medalist in a world whitewater slalom event in 12 years. The 32-year-old former French paddler won in the men's single canoe event Saturday at the International Canoe Federation world slalom...



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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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