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  • Review panel: Wis. rep likely broke House rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional review panel says there is substantial reason to believe that veteran Wisconsin Rep. Tom Petri violated House rules by acting on behalf of two companies in which he owned significant amounts of stock. The independent Office of Congressional Ethics says Petri...

  • Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year's end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following the Pentagon's withdrawal. President...

  • Accused White House intruder indicted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Accused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez was indicted Tuesday on federal and local charges for allegedly intruding into the presidential mansion armed with a folding knife. A three-count federal grand jury indictment accuses the Army veteran of unlawfully entering a...

  • USC among recipients of federal innovation grant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California is among 24 colleges and universities picked by the U.S. Education Department for a federal "First in the World" grant to foster innovation, officials said Tuesday. The $3.2 million will go toward expanding a role-playing video game...

  • Brain injury group: Concussion award scheme flawed

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A national brain injury group says the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion-related injuries is "deeply flawed." The Brain Injury Association of America says it believes the proposed awards favor retired players with memory and neuromuscular problems. The group says it...

  • 2nd bidder named in auction of failed Revel casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A second buyer has been identified in the ongoing bankruptcy auction of the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City. In a court filing, Revel's attorneys identified Brookfield Asset Management as a bidder. That firm, which owns casinos in Las Vegas and the...

  • Montpelier gets boost in eliminating fossil fuels

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A long-term plan to eliminate the state capital city's dependence on fossil fuels is getting a boost from two new projects: one to install more solar panels at an insurance company and another to meet more heating needs with a new biomass heating facility. On Tuesday,...

  • Colorado's pot market getting new competition

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's new marijuana industry is in for a brand new element Wednesday — competition. The state gave medical marijuana dispensaries and growers a nine-month exclusive on the new recreational pot business, fearing an unmanageable explosion of new businesses. The grandfathering...

  • Gov. Snyder signs career, technical education bill

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation requiring the state to provide information about career and technical education programs to school officials who ask for it. The legislation requires that the Michigan Education Department post information on its website about best...

  • New York man charged with holding, torturing woman

    LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man is charged with kidnapping, sexual abuse and other charges after police say he held a 24-year-old woman against her will in his home. Lewiston Police say Tuesday that 67-year-old Iver Phallen subjected the woman to physical, mental and sexual abuse...

  • Ill. woman charged in alleged murder-for-hire plot

    TUSCOLA, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a central Illinois woman with allegedly attempting to hire someone to kill the wife of a man with whom she'd been having an affair. The (Champaign) News-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1xxEbKz ) reported Tuesday that 34-year-old Michelle L. Smith of Arcola...

  • Brown vetoes key bills prompted by ethics scandals

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected key ethics bills that were passed by lawmakers in response to a series of political scandals. The governor announced Tuesday that while politicians should be subject to constraints, the general activities addressed in the bills already are...

  • CDC confirms first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will announce in a press conference later Tuesday that the first case of the deadly Ebola virus has been diagnosed in the United States.

  • FBI concealed terror suspect from 9/11 Commission

    The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained internal FBI documents showing a rift between the bureau and the 9/11 Commission over al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who was later killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen.

  • Few signs of progress as Obama meets India's Modi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama showered praise on India's new prime minister in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday that sought to infuse new energy into the two countries' sluggish relationship. Yet for all the pomp and pageantry, there were few signs that Obama and Narendra Modi had...



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