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  • Afghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take one last swipe at the United States, capping a long-testy relationship with the accusation that America hasn't wanted peace in Afghanistan. The U.S. ambassador called the comments...

  • Vatican eyes 'gradual' talks with breakaway group

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Tuesday that reconciliation talks are gradually resuming with a breakaway group of traditionalist Catholics following a two-year lull. The head of the Vatican's doctrine office, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, met for three hours with the head of the schismatic...

  • P&G selling rest of pet care business to Spectrum

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Procter & Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business. Financial terms were not disclosed. The transaction includes 42 markets in Europe. P&G said that exiting the pet care business...

  • Propane seller wants to resolve Michigan inquiry

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A propane seller that's being sued by the Michigan attorney general's office says it has been fully cooperating with the investigation and wants to resolve the situation. AmeriGas sent a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday, a day after Attorney General Bill...

  • Essence founder to visit New Mexico alma mater

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The founder of Essence and Latina magazines is scheduled to attend homecoming events at the University of New Mexico — his alma mater. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://goo.gl/a1Gt1i) that Ed Lewis is slated to speak Wednesday at The Pit, and sign copies of his...

  • Greek PM: no 3rd bailout, will set out reform plan

    BERLIN (AP) — Greece isn't seeking another financial rescue and will soon set out a new economic reform program to underpin the recovery, the country's prime minister said Tuesday as he visited key creditor Germany. Since 2010, Greece has relied on two bailout packages totaling 240 billion...

  • Raw: Deadly Floods and Landslides Hit India

    Landslides and flash floods triggered by two days of heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in India's remote northeast, officials said on Tuesday. (Sept. 23) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Gauhati, India - 23 Sep 2014 ++4:3++ 1. Wide of people walking along flooded street 2....

  • Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features. Those are among the conclusions of a report...

  • TTM Technologies buying competitor

    CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin technology company says it's buying a competitor in a cash and stock deal worth $927 million. TTM Technologies, based in Chippewa Falls, makes printed circuit boards for electronic devices. The acquisition of Viasystems Group, Inc., of St. Louis,...

  • Carnival beats Street 3Q forecasts

    MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp. (CCL) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.25 billion. The Miami-based company said it had profit of $1.60 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $1.58 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average...



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