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  • Alaska: Begich trails as new GPS ad hits the air against him

    Crossroads GPS has released a new ad against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, just as a new poll has come out showing him trailing his Republican challenger, former Attorney General Dan Sullivan, 41 percent to 43 percent.

  • Financial pledges to developing countries fall short as climate summit ends

    Nations pledged $1.3 billion toward a United Nations fund designed to help developing countries adapt to the effects of climate change, but the program is still far short of its $10 billion goal for the year.

  • Secret Service interviewed accused intruder twice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence during the weekend and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law...

  • Life term for China scholar chills ethnic dialogue

    BEIJING (AP) — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could backfire by radicalizing minorities, scholars and analysts said. A court found economics professor Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uighur...

  • Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements...

  • Wife of hostage held in Syria receives life plea

    LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group said Tuesday she has received an audio message from him pleading for his life. Alan Henning, a 47-year-old former taxi driver, was kidnapped in December in Syria, shortly after crossing into the...

  • Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self." Administration officials said...

  • US, California release roadmap for solar projects

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State and federal officials sought Tuesday to bring order to California's boom for renewable-energy plants in the Mojave and other southern California deserts, releasing a roadmap covering 22.5 million acres that designates some areas for large-scale solar, wind and...

  • FACT CHECK: Obama in UN speech spins statistics

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama glossed over some inconvenient truths Tuesday in his climate-change speech to the United Nations. For one, as the U.S. cleans up emissions at home, it's sending dirty fuel abroad to pollute the same sky. As well, the U.S. is not cleaning up quite as...

  • Last miners union in 'Salt of the Earth' area ends

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Miners in a southwestern New Mexico county once famous for its labor activism have voted against participating in the union. The United Steelworkers Union members at Chino Mine in Hurley, New Mexico, recently voted 236 to 83 against participating in the union in a...

  • San Diego philanthropist launches newspaper bid

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — An octogenarian philanthropist launched a bid to buy San Diego's dominant newspaper and turn it into one of the nation's largest nonprofit news organizations, while another major Southern California publisher ceased publication of its Los Angeles newspaper after only five...

  • Astorino made $100,000 for outside work in 4 years

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Cuomo isn't the only candidate for governor of New York who's making money on the side. Republican candidate Rob Astorino's campaign said Tuesday that he has earned $100,000 for consulting work with a media company during his first four years as Westchester...

  • Florida State picks state Sen. John Thrasher as its next president despite campus opposition

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State picks state Sen. John Thrasher as its next president despite campus opposition.

  • Company says FTC going 'to war on Bitcoin' after court shuts it down

    The company's claim clouded the actual issues in the case -- whether it delivered on the promises related to the technology it sold. "This is not about Bitcoin, per se," said Jerry Brito, an adjunct professor at George Mason University law school.

  • Obama calls for 'ambitious' climate deal

    "We can only succeed in combating climate change if we are joined in this effort by every nation," Obama said Tuesday at the United Nations climate summit.



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