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  • Wynn, gambling regulators sign casino license

    BOSTON (AP) — Officials from Wynn Resorts and state gambling regulators have finalized the Boston-area casino license. Acting Commission Chairman James McHugh signed the license along with representatives from the Las Vegas-based gambling company. The panel selected Wynn's $1.6 billion plan...

  • Immigration activists interrupt Clinton speech

    Six young activists started chanting "Undocumented! Unafraid!" after Clinton's speech, which headlined an event benefiting advocate groups on behalf of programs and legislation to support first responders and workers affected by Sept. 11 attacks.

  • AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister said Wednesday that foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country's fight against the Islamic State group, flatly rejecting the idea a day after the top U.S. general recommended that American forces may be needed if current efforts...

  • Liberia hopes US Ebola aid pushes world to do more

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president called Wednesday on the world to do more to end a spiraling Ebola outbreak, saying "Liberia cannot defeat Ebola alone." President Barrack Obama announced Tuesday that he will order 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to help contain the dreaded...

  • US homebuilder confidence soars in September

    U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years. The brighter outlook reflects growing optimism that sales will rise over the next six months, spurring growth in home construction. The National Association of...

  • Pot group puts NYT's Dowd's Colorado high on billboard

    New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd gets top billing in a new Colorado campaign to warn marijuana tourists to go slow.

  • Swing-state polls show Republicans in good shape

    A pair of Quinnipiac University polls - one in Iowa and one in Colorado - show Republicans poised to make gains in two crucial swing states.

  • Club for Growth now won't score government funding measure

    In a memo sent this morning to congressional offices and marked "urgent," the group told lawmakers it is withdrawing it's decision to score the bill because it includes language to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • US stocks rise slightly in opening trade

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising slightly in early trading, ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement this afternoon that might signal when the central bank will raise interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,146. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...

  • Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti-Ebola aid spurs world into further action

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti-Ebola aid spurs world into further action.

  • FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx says it plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle another record year for holiday-season package deliveries. That's up from last year, when FedEx announced it would hire 20,000 seasonal workers. FedEx announced its hiring plans Wednesday on a conference...

  • US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings. The deficit in the current account shrank to $98.5 billion in the...

  • Poll: Chicago is 'America's most dangerous city'

    New poll finds American view Chicago, President Obama's hometown, as the nation's most dangerous city.

  • Bangladesh court reduces sentence of Islamist

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court commuted on Wednesday the death sentence of an Islamist political leader whose conviction last year for war crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests. Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one of the top leaders of...

  • US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control. Consumer prices edged down 0.2 percent last month following a...



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