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  • VIDEO: Sen. Tim Kaine pushes stronger congressional authorization for airstrikes

    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Tuesday Congress needs to take its responsibility to authorize military action more seriously and if it doesn't, it'll set a precedent for future White House administrations to attempt to bypass congressional authorization.

  • Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found in lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health teams that went door-to-door in Sierra Leone found 130 confirmed cases of Ebola during a nationwide shutdown to slow the spread of the disease, an official said Tuesday, as authorities consider repeating the unprecedented exercise. About 70 more suspected...

  • Mexico sees sign of hope for Monarch butterflies

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Experts in Mexico say there is a tentative sign of hope for the mass migration of monarch butterflies, whose numbers dropped to their lowest level ever last year. The head of Mexico's nature reserves says the first butterflies have been seen entering Mexico earlier than usual...

  • Ukraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday, in a first step toward enforcing a truce that has been riddled by repeated violations since it was imposed earlier this month. Col....

  • Deutsche Bank co-CEO, 4 others face charges

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany have charged Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen and four other former top officials with lying to judges in a protracted legal battle between the bank and the now-defunct Kirch media group. The Munich prosecutor's office said Fitschen and...

  • MSU gets $3 million US grant for food processing

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is getting a $3 million federal grant for a facility designed to help food businesses better process and market their products. Democratic U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin on Tuesday announced the grant from the U.S. Economic...

  • Los Angeles port fire prompts partial shutdown

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — All container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles have been closed for precautionary reasons over concerns about air quality from a stubborn fire that is sending up a huge plume of smoke. Port spokesman Philip Stansfield says the eight terminals will likely remain closed...

  • NY senate candidate accused of falsifying bills

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A state Senate candidate from Long Island is accused by his former law firm of creating at least $2 million in fictitious billings to a client. The law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron filed a lawsuit Tuesday against David Denenberg. The law firm says it fired Denenberg in...

  • California issues testing permits for driverless cars

    German automakers Audi and Mercedes-Benz will join Google as the first three firms sanctioned to test driverless cars on California’s public roads. New regulations from the California Department of Motor Vehicles require companies receive permits before they can deploy prototype vehicles on...

  • 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...



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