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  • At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others. The Federal Reserve is preparing to reduce its economic support. By contrast, the European Central...

  • Ukraine jitters send US stocks slightly lower

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are little edging lower in early trading amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country. Investors are also looking ahead to a meeting of central bankers for clues about when the U.S. Federal Reserve might start...

  • Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant

    MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand. The Moline, Illinois, company said Friday the latest round of layoffs will be effective October 20. Deere said last week...

  • Dynegy to spend $6.25B on power plant acquisitions

    Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners. Shares of the Houston power producer soared Friday before markets opened and after it announced the deals. The company plans to spend $2.8 billion on...

  • Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group's land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using...

  • Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday. The two are spouses of a man and woman...

  • MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The...

  • Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

    BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol says it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand calls the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies. Thai police raided a Bangkok condominium this month and found nine babies and nine nannies. They have...

  • Rains raise search risk after Japan landslides

    TOKYO (AP) — Forecasts of more heavy rains in western Japan raised the risk Friday of further landslides in Hiroshima, hindering efforts to locate dozens of people still missing after hills around the city collapsed earlier this week. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 40 people were...

  • India blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday. India's film certification board said the film glorified the Sikh bodyguards who...

  • Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew. But the 34-year-old Tijuana native feels right at home as soon as gets to work at Call Center Services...

  • Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in response to Israel's deadly airstrikes against top Hamas military commanders. Hamas media portrayed the killings as the...

  • Russian ban on Polish apples sparks cider debate

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Economy Ministry wants the nation of beer and vodka lovers to drink more cider. The ministry, which is struggling to help apple producers hurt by a Russian embargo on European foods, has proposed exempting cider from a law that bans advertising any alcohol other...

  • Iraq militants kill 46 in attack on Sunni mosque

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants targeted a Sunni mosque in a province next to the Iraqi capital during weekly prayers on Friday, killing at least 46 people and wounding over 50 as members of the Islamic State group continue to push through the area, officials said. An army officer and a police officer...

  • Armed woman stopped at Philippine president's home

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Security officials say a woman armed with a pistol tried to enter the Philippine presidential palace and was demanding to see President Benigno Aquino III. Commodore Raul Ubando, head of the presidential guards, said the woman was immediately disarmed Friday and...



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