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  • Obama calls for 'ambitious' climate deal

    "We can only succeed in combating climate change if we are joined in this effort by every nation," Obama said Tuesday at the United Nations climate summit.

  • Airstrikes in Syria: US, Arab allies hit IS sites

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. simultaneously targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting imminent attacks on American and other Western...

  • Cameron: Queen 'purred' after Scottish vote

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has been overheard describing his nervousness about the Scotland referendum and how Queen Elizabeth II appeared relieved when he called to tell her the result. The leader was filmed chatting with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New...

  • Famed violinist to play again at DC metro station

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Bell wants a do-over in Washington. The Grammy-winning violinist played for spare change in a D.C. Metro station during a 2007 experiment with The Washington Post, and almost no one paid attention. It made for a good magazine story that won the Pulitzer Prize. But Bell...

  • Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. His mission began more than two years ago as Ozzie noticed people were increasingly communicating through texts, emails and social media posts instead of calling each other....

  • Ohio prisons, private vendor, developing new menu

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons agency is working with the private vendor hired to feed inmates to develop a new menu for the fall and winter, the state said Tuesday as it also announced a tougher evaluation standard. Inmates and staff were surveyed about current foods they like and...

  • Washington state woman sues Idaho resort

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A Washington state woman has filed a lawsuit against a northern Idaho resort contending she suffered severe burns and disfigurement when a mortar shell firework struck her in the face during a Fourth of July display. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story Tuesday...

  • Patagonia pays $4K for violations in Utah park

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor clothing company Patagonia said Tuesday it has agreed to pay a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah after rock climbing policies were violated in the making of a catalog photograph. The agreement came after park rangers discovered illegal...

  • Detroit hires company to reappraise real estate

    DETROIT (AP) — A Plano, Texas, company has been hired to give Detroit a clear picture of how much individual properties in the city are worth. Tyler Technologies Inc. says its appraisal arm will compile data on real property in the city. It says Detroit has not completed a full reappraisal of...

  • Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

    NEW YORK (AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday that they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks. The announcement was made at the Clinton Global Initiative...

  • Regulators probe NV Energy smart meter fires

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — State regulators have demanded NV Energy turn over data on smart meter failures as they launch a preliminary investigation into whether the 1.1 million meters they've installed on homes across Nevada pose any fire danger. The Reno Gazette-Journal (http://tinyurl.com/mpxn52d )...

  • Ranch family takes water fight to NM Supreme Court

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A ranching family is asking the state Supreme Court to weigh in on a fight over a $600 million proposal that calls for piping billions of water from rural western New Mexico to more populated areas of the drought-stricken state. Attorneys for Ray and Carol Pittman filed...

  • NYC mayor will consider pied-a-terre tax

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is saying he'll "take a look" at a proposal to tax luxury pieds-a-terre (pee-AY'-duh-tehr) in New York City. The Fiscal Policy Institute released a report Monday urging de Blasio to seek Albany's approval to tax people who keep a second home in New York...

  • Young migrants to NYC to receive legal help

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council and two philanthropic foundations are setting aside $1.9 million to help unaccompanied immigrant children facing deportation. The Council announced Tuesday that it is earmarking $1 million for legal representation and other services for the minors. The...

  • FLASHBACK: An Obama campaign taunt that sounds terrible in retrospect

    There was a time when the president and his allies repeatedly mocked former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election for the Republican candidate's numerous warnings on Syria, the Middle East, and general unrest aboard.



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