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  • Nigeria leader hails victories on Ebola, militants

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Celebrating recent victories over Ebola and Islamic extremists, President Goodluck Jonathan marked Nigeria's 54 years of independence from Britain on Wednesday. Jonathan congratulated his government on successfully curtailing the Ebola crisis blamed for the deaths of eight...

  • Team seeks anyone who encountered Ebola patient

    DALLAS (AP) — A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director of the nation's top disease-fighting agency said Wednesday. The team from the Centers for Disease Control is in Dallas to...

  • Cuba announces details of currency unification

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

  • 'Nazi Hunter' Pushes Germany for New Probe

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned. (Oct. 1) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jerusalem - October 1, 2014...

  • Destruction of Syria weapons facilities to begin

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons facilities is expected to begin this month, and the first of the 12 facilities should be destroyed by the end of November, the organization tasked with eliminating the country's chemical weapons program says. The report by the...

  • 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.

  • 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...



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