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  • HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a speech...

  • Maryland natural gas export project gets federal approval

    Dominion Resources secured approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build the $3.8 billion Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay, which will be ready to ship up to 0.82 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas beginning in 2017.

  • Walgreen reports 4Q loss

    Walgreen booked a $239 million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter after swallowing a huge accounting charge from its Alliance-Boots acquisition, but the drugstore chain's beleaguered stock climbed after it posted results that met Wall Street expectations. Walgreen Co. said Tuesday that it...

  • Masco spinning off installation division

    TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — Building products maker Masco is spinning off its installation and other services division in a series of moves aimed at boosting shareholder value. Shares of the maker of Delta faucets, Behr paint and Merillat cabinets climbed more than 8 percent in Tuesday premarket...

  • St. Pete cops warn residents of auto burglary ring

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police are warning St. Petersburg residents about an identity theft ring known as the Felony Lane Gang. Detectives said Tuesday they're tracking some 18 cases since August involving the highly organized automobile burglary group that uses rental cars to stake out...

  • Delays on red line because of cracked rail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro is reporting delays in both directions on the red line because of a cracked rail. Metro says the red line is running on a single track between the Van Ness and Dupont Circle stations. The cracked rail is at the Dupont Circle station. Metro says some trains will bypass...

  • Md. man charged in heroin death could get life

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been indicted on charges that he sold heroin to someone who died as a result of taking the drug. A federal grand jury indicted 23-year-old Russell Edward Johnson of Lusby, in Calvert County, on four drug charges on Monday. It's unclear Johnson he has an...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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