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  • Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives. Soon her mother's sorrow became so...

  • EU says Ireland grants Apple illegal tax benefits

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal rebates that may have to be recouped, the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday as it pressed forward with an inquiry into Apple's overseas tax practices. If the EU's preliminary finding is confirmed over the coming...

  • Islamist-allied militias in Libya reject UN talks

    CAIRO (AP) — Islamist-allied militias in control of the Libyan capital say they reject the United Nations' call for a cease-fire. The announcement followed the first round of U.N.-brokered talks between Libya's rival lawmakers on Monday. The talks are an attempt to bridge the gap between...

  • Boaters decry new harbor restrictions in Newport

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Boaters are protesting new harbor limits imposed by Newport. The city approved a policy early this year barring boaters from anchoring more than 14 days in one of the harbor's open anchorage areas. Boaters must leave for at least four days. The Newport Daily News reports...

  • EBay to split PayPal business off into separate company next year

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — EBay to split PayPal business off into separate company next year.

  • Banks based in Raceland, Gonzales merging

    RACELAND, La. (AP) — The parent companies of Community Bank in Raceland and United Community Bank in Gonzales, which share the same majority ownership, plan to merge. Under the agreement, officials say United Community Bancshares Inc. is being merged into Community Bancorp of Louisiana Inc. The...

  • Lamar shareholders voting on REIT in November

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lamar Advertising Co. shareholders will vote in mid-November on whether the outdoor advertising giant will convert to a Real Estate Investment Trust. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/ZnnOSW ) Lamar's board of directors has already approved a plan to reorganize the...

  • Security guard slain in Dallas, suspects sought

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a security guard has been fatally shot during a convenience store robbery and the attackers then fled in two vehicles. Police are searching for several suspects in the slaying early Tuesday. Officer Kevin Wetherington says officers responded to the shooting call...

  • Infant, 3 others hurt when truck slams into house

    DANSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an infant suffered serious injuries when a pickup truck failed to stop at an intersection and slammed into her family's western New York home. Police in the Livingston County village of Dansville tell local media that the truck was traveling on a street...

  • US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say the U.S.-led coalition has struck targets of the Islamic State group near a besieged Kurdish town along Syria's border with Turkey. It was not immediately clear if Tuesday's airstrikes succeeded in halting the militants' advance on Koubani, also known as Ayn Arab....

  • Iraqi Arabs claim persecution by Kurds

    KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city, would inevitably be next. Government soldiers had dropped their weapons and abandoned their posts —...

  • Car crash damages Poland's famous Solidarity wall

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police say a car crash has knocked down a historic wall that unemployed electrician Lech Walesa jumped over in 1980 to lead a Gdansk shipyard strike that grew into the country's massive Solidarity freedom movement. Part of the Gdansk Shipyard wall was placed in...

  • Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States have signed a long-awaited security pact that will allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year. At a Tuesday ceremony in the capital, Kabul, newly appointed national security adviser Mohmmad Hanif Atmar signed the...

  • 3rd company looks to expand gas pipeline in Maine

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Another major energy company has made a proposal to the Maine Public Utilities Commission to expand natural gas pipeline capacity in the state. Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. filed a plan Monday in which the state could contract to secure specific supplies of...

  • Md. man charged in heroin death could get life

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been indicted on charges that he sold heroin to someone who died as a result of taking the drug. A federal grand jury indicted 23-year-old Russell Edward Johnson of Lusby on four drug charges on Monday. It's unclear Johnson he has an attorney....



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