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  • Floods shut down Philippine capital, 3 killed

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces Friday, leaving at least three people dead and displacing tens of thousands just days after the region was drenched by a typhoon. Authorities...

  • 3 Eastern European countries form joint brigade

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania are forming a joint military unit that will be headquartered in Poland and will work to strengthen their military cooperation and will participate in peacekeeping missions. Defense ministers from the three countries signed the act forming the...

  • AP EXCLUSIVE: CIA halts spying in Europe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials. The move is in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified National Security...

  • Twitter parody plays differently in middle America

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol. Daniel never intended for the fake account to be seen by...

  • NC jobless rate rises to 6.8 percent for August

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's unemployment rate increased for the second straight month to 6.8 percent in August, pushing it further above the national jobless rate. Figures released Friday show that North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment increased by 0.3 percentage points...

  • Alibaba shares rise 36 percent to open at $92.70 in public debut on New York Stock Exchange

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba shares rise 36 percent to open at $92.70 in public debut on New York Stock Exchange .

  • China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

    BEIJING (AP) — Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court. The court sentenced the company's former China manager, Briton Mark Reilly, and four Chinese co-defendants to prison but postponed...

  • Nebraska jobless rate holds steady at 3.6 percent

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent in August but registered four-tenths of a point under the rate a year ago, the Nebraska Labor Department said Friday. "August marks a year that the unemployment rate has been below 4 percent," acting Labor...

  • Welding company in fatal Boston fire faces fines

    BOSTON (AP) — The owners of a welding company blamed for a fire that killed two Boston firefighters are facing fines of up to $58,000 after federal workplace safety regulars concluded the firm didn't follow proper precautions. Investigators determined that the March fire in the Back Bay was...

  • Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote

    LONDON (AP) — The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom. Prime Minister David Cameron responded Friday to the passion of the failed Scottish breakaway by promising sweeping new powers to the U.K.'s regions....



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