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  • Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub

    HONG KONG (AP) — Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China. The impact on Hong Kong's key...

  • Australia lifts Ebola donation to $16 million

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has more than doubled its donation to the fight against Ebola is West Africa to 18 million Australian dollars ($16 million), but is resisting demands to send personnel. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement Thursday that an additional AU$10...

  • NY mayor's groundhog mishap ribbed at charity bash

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio could not escape the wrath of the groundhog at an annual Roman Catholic charity dinner in Manhattan attended by luminaries from politics, finance and the media. The mayor's mishap with a groundhog that died after it slipped from his grasp at a Groundhog Day...

  • Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware. The decision by...

  • Filipinos express support for Hong Kong protest

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos opposed to Chinese claims in the South China Sea have expressed support for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, saying Beijing should not use force to stop the protests in the global financial hub or in resolving its territorial disputes with the...

  • European Central Bank to detail stimulus plan

    NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower. And a drop in the currency — which helps eurozone exporters and could nudge up...

  • Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually the opportunity of a lifetime for savvy investors. On...

  • Secret Service didn't follow reporting protocols after Atlanta incident

    Secret Service managers told agents on the ground in Atlanta not to file a written report after discovering that a man with a gun rode in an elevator with President Obama during his visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sept. 16, according to two sources familiar with the case.

  • Mexico federal officials say alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva believed captured

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico federal officials say alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva believed captured.

  • HHS shock: 1 in 12 Americans use illegal drugs, could fill all MLB stadiums 19 times

    According to a shocking new report from the Health and Human Services Department, there were 24.6 million people aged 12 or older who used illicit drugs during just one month last year.

  • Ark. county clerk defends taking AG candidate's voter card

    Because Rutledge moved to Pulaski County from Washington, she needed to fill out an additional form, which she did not according to Pulaski County Clerk Larry Crane.

  • Judge: Stockton, California, must follow bankruptcy laws, pay creditors and pension fund

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Judge: Stockton, California, must follow bankruptcy laws, pay creditors and pension fund.

  • Bill Clinton appears in TV ad for Alison Lundergan Grimes

    The 30-second ad, produced by Grimes' campaign, is the first ad to feature Clinton in this midterm election cycle.

  • WH: No need for Ebola travel restrictions

    "We are confident that the sophisticated medical infrastructure that exists in the United States can prevent the wide spread of Ebola," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

  • Sources: Wolf to endorse Brownback

    Milton Wolf, who lost a Tea Party challenge in the Kansas Senate primary to Pat Roberts, is unlikely to endorse Roberts, but is expected to endorse Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback in his tough reelection fight.



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