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  • Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

    SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. In neighboring Syria, Kurdish militiamen were on the...

  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine. The value of industry payments and...

  • A look at California's landmark plastic bag ban

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag...

  • Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Major indexes drifted to a slight loss, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 down 1.6 percent for September, its third monthly drop this year. The market spent Tuesday wavering between minor gains and...

  • Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal fisheries agency has raised concerns about the accuracy of some studies being conducted for a massive proposed dam in south-central Alaska. In a letter to the project manager for the Susitna-Watana dam, the regional administrator of the National Marine Fisheries...

  • US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease. Ebola is...

  • Large crowds mark 1991 coup anniversary in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A large crowd of supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched Tuesday through the capital on the anniversary of a 1991 military coup that ousted the country's first democratically elected leader. Thousands of supporters tried to march from...

  • Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Fourteen of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings that killed six people in the southern state of Guerrero have been located, officials said Tuesday. Some were found in their homes or at school, and a search was continuing for the 43 teachers college...

  • Judge rules against investors in gov't dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against investors who are trying to collect billions of dollars in profits of government-chartered mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The decision by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth was a victory for the government. Amid the recent...

  • Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year's end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following the Pentagon's withdrawal. President...

  • Accused White House intruder indicted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Accused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez was indicted Tuesday on federal and local charges for allegedly intruding into the presidential mansion armed with a folding knife. A three-count federal grand jury indictment accuses the Army veteran of unlawfully entering a...

  • Review panel: Wis. rep likely broke House rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional review panel says there is substantial reason to believe that veteran Wisconsin Rep. Tom Petri violated House rules by acting on behalf of two companies in which he owned significant amounts of stock. The independent Office of Congressional Ethics says Petri...

  • 2nd bidder named in auction of failed Revel casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A second buyer has been identified in the ongoing bankruptcy auction of the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City. In a court filing, Revel's attorneys identified Brookfield Asset Management as a bidder. That firm, which owns casinos in Las Vegas and the...

  • Brain injury group: Concussion award scheme flawed

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A national brain injury group says the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion-related injuries is "deeply flawed." The Brain Injury Association of America says it believes the proposed awards favor retired players with memory and neuromuscular problems. The group says it...

  • Montpelier gets boost in eliminating fossil fuels

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A long-term plan to eliminate the state capital city's dependence on fossil fuels is getting a boost from two new projects: one to install more solar panels at an insurance company and another to meet more heating needs with a new biomass heating facility. On Tuesday,...



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