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  • Unrest grows in Liberian slum sealed to halt Ebola

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian security forces sealed off a seaside slum in the capital Wednesday in the latest effort to stop the spread of Ebola, setting off protests by angry residents. A resident of the West Point district said by phone that security forces were firing into the air to...

  • Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square. Under the agreement signed Tuesday with New York's attorney general, the company will adopt new policies on police access to its...

  • Egypt says rolling blackouts to end in 4 months

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials promised Wednesday to end rolling power blackouts that have plagued the country within four months, blaming the outages on a fuel shortage, hot weather and poor maintenance of power plants. Neighborhoods in Egypt sink into darkness for hours during the day,...

  • Man sentenced for fatally shooting father in '13

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A 34-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting his father as the two exchanged gunfire inside the upstate New York home they shared. Local media report that Michael Buck was sentenced this week in Otsego County Court in Cooperstown. The...

  • 2 Pat Quinns to raise money for ALS

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is getting a hand from someone with a familiar name to raise money for Lou Gehrig's disease. The governor's office says the Democrat will appear Wednesday in Chicago with Pat Quinn of Yonkers, New York. The other Quinn is credited with helping jumpstart...

  • Fla. Panhandle military beach is little-known gem

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Instead of sunbathers, jet ski rental huts and beachside bars, more than 20 miles of prime coastal property along Florida's Panhandle is home to soldiers, sailors and Marines who use the unique area to practice missions and test weapons. The stretch of Eglin...

  • Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday in battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said. The Ukrainian troops are trying to encircle Donetsk,...

  • Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier. One of the Israeli airstrikes appeared to have...

  • Dubai's Nakheel to pay $2.1 billion in debt early

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's developer Nakheel behind the famed man-made palm-shaped islands said Wednesday it is repaying 7.9 billion dirhams, or roughly $2.15 billion this month — nearly four years before the last installment is due. The indebted state developer was scheduled to...

  • Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight. Merkel and her foreign minister,...

  • Key Democrat: Islamic State forcing U.S. hand in Iraq

    A leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee captured the conundrum President Obama finds himself in after the Islamic State beheaded an American journalist and appeared to both threaten the U.S. against continuing airstrikes while baiting America into full-scale war.

  • Target cuts annual profit outlook

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from costs related to a massive data breach, a botched expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S. The nation's third-largest retailer also said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings...

  • VIDEO: Police say protests more peaceful in Ferguson

    On the tenth night of protests in Ferguson, Mo., police said demonstrators are becoming a little more peaceful, despite reports that nearly 50 people were arrested overnight.

  • VIDEO: George W. Bush takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    "To you all who've challenged me, I do not think it's presidential for me to be splashed with ice water ..."

  • Bloomberg offers grants to help cities innovate

    American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation.



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