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  • Carl Levin touts European finding that Apple got favorable tax deal from Ireland

    As head of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the Michigan senator has led inquiries into the possibility that multinational corporations have located divisions of their business in low-tax jurisdictions like Ireland to reduce their global and U.S. tax bills.

  • US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq frontier Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border that is under assault by the militants, activists...

  • Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

    SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish officials said Tuesday their fighters recaptured a key Iraqi border crossing into Syria from Islamic State group militants in intense fighting, as Britain joined the U.S.-led international air campaign against the extremists, carrying out its first strikes in Iraq....

  • Government: NFL TV 'blackout' rule unsportsmanlike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven't sold out from being televised in the local market. Well, you can't blame the government anymore. The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to end the 1975 rule with a push from its...

  • Weather service storm forecasts get more localized

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The next time some nasty storms are heading your way, the National Weather Service says it will have a better forecast of just how close they could come to you. The weather service on Tuesday started using a new high resolution computer model that officials say will...

  • Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police, a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokesman said Tuesday. Spokesman Brian Nick said the move last week at the Beavercreek location near Dayton was...

  • Report: Ex-Gov. Pataki weighing presidential run

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Gov. George Pataki is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide said Tuesday that talk of a campaign is premature. The New York Post reported Tuesday that Pataki is privately weighing whether to enter the wide-open Republican field....

  • Panel plans to resume anti-violence program probe

    CHICAGO (AP) — A bipartisan panel of lawmakers plans to resume its probe next week of a troubled anti-violence program overseen by Gov. Pat Quinn's administration. Republican state Sen. Jason Barickman says he and panel co-chair, Democratic state Rep. Frank Mautino, have informed subpoenaed...

  • USC among recipients of federal innovation grant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California is among 24 colleges and universities picked by the U.S. Education Department for a federal "First in the World" grant to foster innovation. USC researcher Zoe Corwin said Tuesday the $3.2 million will go toward expanding a video game...

  • California ends one of driest-ever water years

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are urging residents and businesses to conserve water as the state ends one of the driest-ever "water years." The California Department of Water Resources says the state received less than 60 percent of the average precipitation in the 2014 water...

  • Hillary Clinton will raise money for Shaheen

    The event will raise money for the New Hampshire Democrat who is running for re-election against Republican Scott Brown, a source confirmed to the Washington Examiner.

  • Jeb Bush, Rubio to campaign with Scott

    The Oct. 24 event will be headlined by Bush, Rubio and Florida Lt. Gov Carlos Lopez-Cantera at the Coral Gables Biltmore.

  • Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore...

  • Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in its mission of protecting the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued....

  • Lawmaker: Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses

    ROME (AP) — An Italian lawmaker has decried a secret arrangement in which intelligence agents paid imprisoned top Mafiosi for information during several of the years when Silvio Berlusconi was premier. Claudio Fava, vice president of Parliament's anti-Mafia commission, told reporters Tuesday...



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