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  • Indiana jobless rate down slightly to 5.8 percent

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's unemployment rate declined for the first time in four months during August, dropping slightly to 5.8 percent. Figures released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Development show Indiana's jobless mark fell one-tenth of a percentage point last month from...

  • German Muslims protest against Islamic State group

    BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of Muslims in Germany have taken part in a "Day of Peace" to protest against the Islamic State extremist group. The event was organized by mainstream Muslim organizations to emphasize that the vast majority of believers reject the group's ideology and its brutal actions...

  • Obama welcomes result of Scottish referendum

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he welcomes Scotland's decision to stay part of the United Kingdom. In a statement, Obama also congratulates the people of Scotland for their "full and energetic exercise of democracy." He says their debate and discussion on independence is a...

  • Cambodian police bust Thais with $7M in fake bills

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian police on Friday arrested three Thai men whom they accused of carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of $7.16 million. It appeared to be the biggest-ever seizure of counterfeit money in Cambodia, where dollars are commonly used for financial...

  • France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said. A pair of Rafale fighter jets accompanied by support planes struck in northern Iraq on Friday...

  • Image of Asia: Lighting up the Asian Games

    In this photo by Dita Alangkara, fireworks explode during the opening ceremony for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Forty-five nations and regions are participating in the events that will be an important test for athletes ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics. China has the largest team of...

  • French medic getting experimental Ebola treatment

    PARIS (AP) — Authorities say a French volunteer nurse infected with the Ebola virus is receiving experimental drugs. The nurse, who worked with Doctors Without Borders in Liberia, was transferred to France early Friday and is being treated in the Begin hospital in Saint-Mande near Paris. She...

  • 8 gamblers caned in Indonesia's Aceh province

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities caned eight convicted gamblers as about 1,000 people watched Friday inside a mosque compound in conservative Aceh province. State prosecutor Nurhalma read out the men's punishment, then a masked man wearing robes used a thin rattan cane to...

  • OPCW document: Syria had ricin program

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Syrian authorities have declared that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin, according to an official document of the global chemical weapons watchdog. A report on the website of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says that...

  • Connecticut panel quizzes Millstone over safety

    WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — A citizens' panel that oversees safety issues at Millstone Power Station closely questioned representatives of the nuclear plant about whether three recent federal inspections signal a problem with the plant's operation. The Day of New London reports (bit.ly/1wLW2gp)...

  • Head of Boston chamber of commerce stepping down

    BOSTON (AP) — Paul Guzzi (GUH'-zee) is stepping down as president and chief executive of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, one of the region's more influential business groups. The chamber announced on Thursday that Guzzi was retiring after 18 years at the helm. The 72-year-old Newton...

  • Stocks up early as Alibaba stock is set to debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is opening higher on the day Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba makes its big debut in the stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 66 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,332 in early trading Friday, adding to its all-time closing high from the day before. The...

  • Original Marquis de Sade manuscript on display

    PARIS (AP) — The original scroll upon which the Marquis de Sade penned his famed, often-banned tale of sexual extremism is going on public display. The manuscript was found in the Bastille prison where the marquis wrote "The 120 Days of Sodom" in 1785, and has passed through many hands since....

  • Ohio unemployment rate unchanged for August

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unemployment rate for August was unchanged from the previous month, according to state statistics released Friday. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said last month's 5.7 percent unemployment rate was identical to July's, with overall non-agricultural...

  • American performers get standing ovation in Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hundreds of Iranian art lovers gave a troupe of Chicago-based puppeteers flowers and a lengthy standing ovation at the Tehran City Theater at the end of their historic performance this week during a rare visit by American performers to the Islamic Republic. The artists from...



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