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  • Deutsche Bank co-CEO, 4 others face charges

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany have brought charges against Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen and two former CEOs in connection with what prosecutors say were false statements in a court case. The Munich prosecutor's office said Fitschen, Rolf Breuer and Josef Ackermann...

  • Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's president says authorities are considering another nationwide shutdown after a largely successful one in which teams visited more than 1 million households to hand out information on Ebola and check for sick people. President Ernest Bai Koroma said...

  • Funeral Wednesday for Texas deputy, died in floods

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mourners will gather to remember a Central Texas sheriff's deputy who died after being swept away by floodwaters while checking low-water crossings. The funeral for Travis County sheriff's Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis will be at 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday. The service is at Hill...

  • Christie will headline Iowa governor's birthday bash

    The event, headlined last year by Rep. Paul Ryan, is an important stage for Republicans hoping to run for president. It will mark Christie's second trip to Iowa so far.

  • Joint Chiefs chair: 'No safe haven' for militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. launched strikes against...

  • Suicide bomber targets army in Pakistan, kills 5

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a convoy of security forces in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 29 others, police said. In another development, the military said it carried out airstrikes against militant hideouts near the...

  • NATO's outgoing chief: 'We cut fat, built muscle"

    BRUSSELS (AP) — When Anders Fogh Rasmussen took over at NATO, the alliance was struggling to contain a growing insurgency in Afghanistan, and some predicted it would soon follow its Cold War foe, the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact, into the dustbin of history. Five years later, as Rasmussen wraps up...

  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. The deaths of...

  • Newport taps $3.3 million for business incubator

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport has received nearly $1.7 million federal grant to convert a vacant school into a technology business incubator to promote start-up companies. The city will match funding from the grant for a total of about $3.3 million. The Newport Daily News reports...

  • More than 370 tax-foreclosed properties being sold

    GRAYLING, Mich. (AP) — More than 370 tax-foreclosed properties in 12 Michigan counties are being auctioned off this week. The State of Michigan Tax-Foreclosed, Real Property Auctions are Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration takes place each morning. The state says more than 200 parcels in...

  • CarMax misses 2Q profit forecasts

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — CarMax Inc. (KMX) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $154.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Richmond, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 70 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 64 cents per share. The results missed Wall...

  • IBM opens computer rescue operation in NC

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — IBM has formally announced that a computer rescue operation has opened in Research Triangle Park. Multiple media outlets reported the North Carolina location is the company's largest facility of its type in the United States. Mike Errity with IBM said Monday that the new...

  • P&G selling rest of pet care business to Spectrum

    NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business. Financial terms were not disclosed. Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. is a consumer products company whose brands include Tetra,...

  • Train, semitrailer collide in West Texas

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Police say no injuries were reported after a train crashed into a tractor-trailer in West Texas. Midland police say the collision happened Monday after the vehicle stopped on the tracks while braking for a nearby stoplight. He tells police he thought he was out of the...

  • Police: Houston man stabs son, kills dog

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say a man has stabbed his 16-month old son before fatally stabbing the family dog. Officers said the attack happened Monday at a home in southwest Houston. The father was taken into custody after police say he resisted arrest. No charges have been reported and his...



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