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  • US stocks meander in afternoon trading

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market flipped between slight gains and losses on Tuesday, keeping the Standard & Poor's 500 index on course for its third monthly drop this year. Ford Motor sank after cutting its profit forecast, while eBay jumped after announcing plans to spin off PayPal. Oil prices...

  • Lawsuit against Templeton Rye allowed to proceed

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lawsuit alleging Iowa-based whiskey maker Templeton Rye misled consumers can proceed, according to the state attorney general's office. The move is a formality under an Iowa law that requires the state attorney general's office to evaluate such a lawsuit and determine...

  • US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq frontier Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border that is under assault by the militants, activists...

  • Government: NFL TV 'blackout' rule unsportsmanlike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven't sold out from being televised in the local market. Well, you can't blame the government anymore. The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to end the 1975 rule with a push from its...

  • Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore...

  • No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media

    BEIJING (AP) — China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events. By...

  • Israel, Palestinians part ways in dueling speeches

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent on pressing forward with separate diplomatic initiatives that all but ignore each other. Israeli Prime...

  • New Jersey senators pushing sports betting bill

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey state senators are pushing for fast action on a measure that would abolish a state law that bans sports betting. Democrat Raymond Lesniak and Republican Joseph Kyrillos announced Tuesday that they intend to introduce the legislation when the Senate meets Oct....

  • Billionaire gives $15M a year to NC research hub

    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — The 91-year-old billionaire owner of Dole Food Co. said Tuesday he is committing $15 million a year in perpetuity to sustain a North Carolina research institute named after him devoted to improving human health through scientifically honed nutrition. David Murdock's...

  • Parachute maker to expand

    COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) — Columbia Parachute Company is expanding and creating new jobs at its Columbia, Mississippi, plant. The announcement came Tuesday by Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials. Officials say the project represents a $300,000 corporate investment and will create 26 new jobs,...



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