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  • Accused White House intruder armed in July arrest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion, he was arrested in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map of Washington tucked inside a Bible — with a circle drawn around the...

  • UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is challenging more than 100 world leaders at a climate summit to set a new course for a warming world and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases. Tuesday's one-day summit at the annual U.N. General Assembly gathering of world...

  • Syria says Washington informed it before strikes

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad's government before a U.S.-led military coalition launched airstrikes pounding strongholds of the Islamic State extremists across northern and eastern Syria. Damascus appeared to be trying to position...

  • Iran leader: Strikes in Syria illegal, no gov't OK

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved or coordinated with Syria's government. Meeting Tuesday with several news editors on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly gathering of...

  • FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals. Federal prosecutors have recently uncovered rogue companies distributing foreign versions of...

  • Police deliver pie after Pizza Hut driver hurt

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After a pizza delivery driver was injured in a crash in Portland, Oregon, two police officers completed the delivery for him. Steve Huckins tells KOIN (http://bit.ly/1rivLl5) that he and his wife were concerned Sept. 1 when the officers showed up at their home, but they...

  • Soft data, Syria strikes hit US, European markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and European stocks mostly fell Tuesday following some disappointing economic reports and news that U.S.-led forces have started airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 25 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,147 as...

  • Detroit official says water plan is working

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit official says 30,000 water customers with overdue bills have signed up for a payment plan and kept their service but that 350 to 400 people still are being cut off each day. The mayor's chief of staff, Alexis Wiley, testified Tuesday, the second day of a hearing in...

  • Los Angeles Register newspaper ends publication

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Register, which debuted in April as a challenger to the Los Angeles Times, has ceased publication. In announcing the closure, Freedom Communications Inc. also said it had sold the Santa Ana headquarters for its flagship paper, the Orange County Register, for...

  • More paddlefish being stocked at East Texas lake

    KARNACK, Texas (AP) — About 2,000 more paddlefish will be released into an East Texas lake after apparent success with initial restocking of the rare creatures. State and federal wildlife agencies joined conservation groups for Tuesday's release into Caddo (KAD'-oh) Lake. In March about 50...

  • St. Lucie County picked for veterans nursing home

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — St. Lucie County will be home to Florida's seventh nursing home for veterans. Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet unanimously voted Tuesday to award the nursing home to the county. The vote came after the recommendation was made by Department of Veterans Affairs executive...

  • Savory Pie Guy claims Comtec has monopoly, class action claims

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A pie company has filed a class action lawsuit against Comtec Industries Ltd. after it claims Comtec prevented its customers from buying products from its rivals in order to maintain a monopoly. Savory Pie Guy LLC claims Comtec devised and implemented...

  • Obama fundraisers cost taxpayers $1.1 million -- in July alone

    Taxpayers had to cough up $1,159,823 in just one month to fly President Obama to New York and Denver to raise money for Democrats and attend an LGBT event, according to documents obtained by a taxpayer watchdog group.

  • U.S.: We didn't 'coordinate' with Assad on airstrikes

    The State Department said Tuesday that the U.S. had "informed" the Syrian government about plans to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets inside Syria but did not request permission, coordinate with Damascus or give any indication of timing.

  • Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven. Using a mix of manned aircraft — fighter jets...



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