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  • Arkansas Republican AG candidate's voter registration canceled

    Leslie Rutledge, the GOP candidate for attorney general of Arkansas, is no longer registered to vote in the state, even though she's had a state-issued voter registration card since 2013.

  • Baghdad car bomb kills 15

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb near pet and vegetable markets in Baghdad killed 15 people and wounded another 40 on Wednesday, Iraqi security and medical officials said. Several cars were damaged in the attack. Hours earlier, a suicide bomber drove his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint...

  • Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran, civilian deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the...

  • Truck deals boost US auto sales in September

    DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September. General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group led the industry with 19-percent sales increases over last September. Toyota sales rose 2 percent, while Ford and Volkswagen were down. The pace was expected to slow...

  • Correction: Buffalo Silos-Beer Ad story

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Sept. 30 about a beer advertisement being installed on grain silos, The Associated Press erroneously reported the company that paid for the ad. The ad was paid for by Buffalo-based Labatt USA, not Toronto-based Labatt Breweries. A corrected version of the story...

  • Cuba announces details of currency unification

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's central bank chief is giving new details about the elimination of a special currency, saying that the shift will require putting more pesos into circulation and issuing higher-denomination bills. Elimination of the stronger currency is one of the toughest challenges facing...

  • Boehner: Jeb Bush has 'real shot' in 2016

    Count House Speaker John Boehner as a fan of Jeb Bush for president. He also hasn't spoken to Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz in two years.

  • Elizabeth Warren: Tapes show Fed more concerned with banks than public

    In an interview Wednesday, Warren said the recordings reveal "that the relationship between regulators and the financial institutions they oversee is too cozy to provide the kind of tough oversight that's really needed."

  • Revel buyers plan to re-open it as a casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City on Wednesday and plans to re-open it as a casino. Toronto-based Brookfield US Holdings LLC told The Associated Press on Wednesday it plans to operate...

  • Florida cop suspended for tasing a 62-year-old woman

    A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave after footage of an incident surfaced showing him tasing a 62-year-old woman who can be seen walking away from him.

  • Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem. A draft resolution circulated to council members and obtained Wednesday by The...

  • US construction spending down 0.8 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness. Construction spending dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent after a 1.2 percent increase in July, the...

  • GM says parts are ready to fix recalled small cars

    MILFORD, Mich. (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company has enough parts available to fix all the faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 23 deaths nationwide. Barra told reporters at an investor conference Wednesday that GM's parts supplier finished making the parts...

  • Jimmy Carter says he would have defeated Reagan had he been more 'manly'

    Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been reelected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more "manly" in his dealings with Iran.

  • VIDEO: Happy anniversary, Obamacare

    One year ago, the exchanges under the Affordable Care Act opened to the public.



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