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  • Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights. The three...

  • Stocks are mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months. A flare-up in tensions between...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Friday

    The stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unclear about the central bank's next move on interest rates. A flare-up in tensions between Ukraine and Russia weighed on the market after a Russian convoy entered...

  • Gap and Dynegy are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Gap Inc., up $2.25 to $45.43 The clothing and apparel retailer reported a 10 percent jump in quarterly profit, topping expectations, and raised its...

  • Diamondhead casino site wins approval

    DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. (AP) — A 400-acre tract of land near the Bay of St. Louis just off of Interstate 10 near Diamondhead has been approved as a location for a casino. The Mississippi Gaming Commission gave site approval Thursday to Diamondhead Casino Corporation. The next time the casino will go...

  • Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace — the fourth such incident since March. The Pentagon press secretary,...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Jackson Hole demonstrators rally against rate hike

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Shadowing central bankers and economists at the annual Federal Reserve conference here, a group of about 10 demonstrators pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen not to yield to pressure to raise interest rates. Carrying placards and green T-shirts embossed with the slogan...

  • Stocks end mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

    NEW YORK (AP) — More tensions in Ukraine left the stock market slightly lower in quiet trading. Investors were also poring over a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, which gave few clues about the central bank's next moves on interest rates. Trading was unusually quiet with many...

  • Companies want Big Island incinerator extension

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Three companies vying to build a Big Island waste-to-energy incinerator say better proposals will come in if an Oct. 15 deadline for bids is extended. The three finalists at a pre-bid conference also questioned whether the Hawaii County Council will approve a 25-year...

  • Lawn removal in parched California draws fine

    SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Drought-conscious California officials are rallying behind a San Francisco Bay Area woman who replaced her lawn with low-water native plants, then was hit with a fine from her homeowners association. Fran Paxson, a retired teacher living in San Ramon, told the San Jose...

  • 2 French girls investigated as would-be jihadi

    PARIS (AP) — Two French girls, aged 15 and 17, have been captured by a security net that authorities are using to ferret out citizens who are considering traveling to other countries to join jihads. The action is one example of how France is taking judicial action against citizens suspected of...

  • SYRIA DEATH RATE

    Graphic shows the death rate for the Syria civil war and compares to other Middle East uprisings; 2c x 4 inches; 96.

  • Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities. The outbreak also continues to spread elsewhere in West Africa,...

  • Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew. But the 34-year-old Tijuana native feels right at home as soon as gets to work at Call Center Services...



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