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    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Twin car bombings near a school in Syria killed 22 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second exploding as parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and body parts. Syria's children are...

  • Details of presidential security breaches evolve

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic lawmaker wants Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her post after a series of embarrassing presidential security breaches. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland says he does "not feel comfortable with her in that position." Cummings is the ranking...

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  • 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...

  • Dan Gilbert testifies in Detroit bankruptcy trial

    DETROIT (AP) — Businessman Dan Gilbert has testified during Detroit's bankruptcy trial that the city's high crime rate, poor school system, unemployment and blighted neighborhoods are its major challenges. The founder of mortgage lender Quicken Loans also said Wednesday that $850 million is...

  • 920 California chickens killed with golf club

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in central California are searching for those who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and used a golf club to kill more than 900 birds. Fresno County sheriff's officials said Tuesday that deputies arrived at the facility in Caruthers, less than 20 miles...

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

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

  • Governor wins challenge over green building codes

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has won a legal challenge over her administration's repeal of "green" building standards implemented when Democrat Bill Richardson was governor. The state Court of Appeals last week upheld a decision by the state Construction Industries...

  • Stocks sink on US, European economic worries

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank in morning trading Wednesday as disappointing economic data in the U.S. and Europe weighed on investors' minds. Traders set aside one good piece of economic data, a private survey that showed that U.S. businesses hired more workers than expected last month....

  • Texas appeals court upholds DeLay reversal

    HOUSTON (AP) — The highest criminal court in Texas has refused to reinstate two money laundering convictions of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, in an 8-1 ruling Wednesday, upheld a ruling last year from the 3rd Court of Appeals that tossed...

  • 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...

  • Ford's US sales down 3 percent in September

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford's U.S. sales dipped 3 percent in September as the company cut back on truck discounts in anticipation of a new F-150 later this year. F-Series truck sales fell 1 percent to 59,863. It was the first time in seven months that F-Series sales fell below 60,000. Ford Motor Co....

  • Poll: Barbara Comstock crushing Foust in bid to replace Va. Rep. Frank Wolf

    Virginia Del. Barbara Comstock is far in front of Fairfax Democrat John Foust in a new poll that reveals his sexist slap at the Republican has damaged his chances to replace retiring Republican Rep. Frank Wolf.

  • 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.

  • US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors.



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