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  • Dozens of railcars derail from train in Arizona

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Crews are cleaning up after 39 railroad cars carrying empty freight containers derailed from a Union Pacific freight train in southern Arizona amid rain. The derailment occurred Monday night near Picacho (pih-KAH'-cho) Peak, about 40 miles northwest of Tucson. Television...

  • New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The supervisor drew his finger in a slashing motion moments after the final hand of blackjack had been dealt at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino. And with that, gambling was done. The 30-year-old casino at the heart of the Boardwalk shut its doors at 6 a.m. Tuesday,...

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending September 15, 2014: Top Songs 1. All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor 2. Shake It Off, Taylor Swift 3. Bang Bang, Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj 4. Centuries, Fall Out Boy 5. Anaconda, Nicki Minaj 6. Black Widow (feat. Rita Ora),...

  • Stocks move higher in afternoon as Fed meets

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved higher in afternoon trading Tuesday with energy stocks leading the way. Investors kept an eye on a two-day Federal Reserve meeting that got underway. KEEPING SCORE: All three major U.S. stock indexes rose, with the Dow Jones industrial average trading above its...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 15, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon 3. Goblin Sword, Eleftherios Christodoulatos 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc 6....

  • The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

    iBook charts for week ending September 15, 2014: Top Paid Books 1. Personal by Lee Child - 9780804178761 - (Random House Publishing Group) 2. The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva - 9780062073174 - (Harper) 3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - 9780307588388 - (Crown Publishing Group) 4. Keep Quiet by...

  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress began debating Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels. "To...

  • Ban: UN 'taking lead' on global fight of Ebola

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a press briefing...

  • UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

    GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe." Even as President Barack Obama is ordering...

  • Governor signs first California groundwater rules

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long...

  • Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy report,...

  • Mexico to airlift tourists after Hurricane Odile

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government prepared to begin airlifting tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes. The Interior Ministry said military and...

  • Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a...

  • Meridian airport wins services contract

    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Meridian Regional Airport has been awarded the bid to operate all ground services for Meridian's new commercial air carrier. The Meridian Star reported (http://bit.ly/1u2J0pT) the contract covers ticket counter sales, baggage handling and other functions. ExpressJet...

  • Judge rules GMO measure can appear on Maui ballots

    WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A judge's ruling allows Maui County to print ballots that ask voters about a proposed moratorium on genetically engineered crops. Monday's decision dissolves a temporary restraining order after those who support genetically modified organisms sued to remove the measure....



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