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  • Doctors: Foul floodwaters sicken people in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people crowded into shelters after their homes were inundated two weeks ago. Patients were also dying due to a lack of basic medical equipment,...

  • Chinese minority scholar on trial for separatism

    URUMQI, China (AP) — A high-profile Muslim Uighur scholar and government critic denied allegations that he engaged in separatism as he went on trial Wednesday in China's far western region of Xinjiang, where authorities say terrorists are seeking an independent state. Ilham Tohti, a former...

  • No welfare for weed under House bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Tuesday night that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the "no welfare for weed" bill. The bill would prevent people from using...

  • Grant to help reduce worker misclassification

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is among 19 states receiving more than $10 million to ensure workers are accurately classified in unemployment insurance programs. Tennessee's grant is $499,260. The funds will be used to help state unemployment insurance tax programs identify instances where...

  • Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

    DENVER (AP) — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot. To get their message across, they are skewering some of the old Drug War-era...

  • Severstal completes sale of 2 US plants

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Russian steel company Severstal has completed its sale of a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics. In a statement from Severstal's press office, CEO Alexey Mordashov confirmed Tuesday the sale of Severstal Columbus, LLC, which is located in northeast...

  • Strong euro dents 1st-half profits for Zara owner

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, says net profit fell by 2.4 percent in the first half of 2014 despite robust sales, mainly due to the impact of a strong euro. The company said Wednesday that profit for February to July was 928 million euros ($1.2 billion)...

  • Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau. Stephen Hung's $20 million purchase surpasses the 14 Phantoms bought by Hong...

  • Bank of England remains split on rates

    LONDON (AP) — Bank of England policymakers remain divided on whether to raise interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting in favor of keeping the main rate at a record low 0.5 percent. Minutes from the Sept. 3-4 meeting show Wednesday that policymakers retained the status quo even as...

  • Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. Yet as polls opened Wednesday morning, plenty of questions remain about how far military...

  • Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

    James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.



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