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  • Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royce cars for Macau hotel

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms for his luxury Macau hotel-resort. Stephen Hung's purchase surpasses the 14 Phantoms bought by Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel in 2006. Hung and Rolls-Royce executives signed the...

  • Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle. The...

  • Asian stocks higher on China stimulus reports

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, buoyed by reports that China is providing liquidity to major banks and hopes that the Federal Reserve will not speed up plans to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.1 percent to 15,929.85...

  • Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase. The phrase that investors will be alert for is "considerable time." The presence or absence of those two...

  • Braves' new stadium has a name _ SunTrust Park

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark. They already know what it will be called. At a groundbreaking celebration Tuesday, the Braves announced a naming rights deal with Georgia's largest bank that will result in the...

  • Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream. Now that he is facing a felony charge of child abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a...

  • James unveils new shoe before restart with Cavs

    BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James had some business to take care before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp. He was at Nike's corporate headquarters Tuesday for the unveiling of his new shoe, the LeBron 12. It is his first new shoe with Nike since he returned this summer to...

  • House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project. Republican congressman Mike Coffman of...

  • Snyder touts expanded Medicaid in re-election bid

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday touted Michigan's successful Medicaid expansion as part of his re-election bid, saying 63,000 more low-income adults have signed up than projected this year, with 3½ months left. The Republican governor said about 385,000 enrolled between April,...

  • Penn. editor, Conn. newspaper get diversity award

    CHICAGO (AP) — Philadelphia Daily News Editor Michael Days and the New Haven Register received the 13th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership at the Associated Press Media Editors-American Society of News Editors conference on Tuesday. Days and the Register were recognized...

  • Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has...

  • LED maker Cree files patent infringement suits

    STURTEVANT, Wis. (AP) — Cree Inc., a maker of energy-efficient lighting, has filed patent infringement lawsuits against two competitors. Cree said Tuesday it sued Harvatek Corp. and Kingbright Corp. in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. In a statement, North...

  • US senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said the Interior Department moved too...

  • Natural gas company seeks federal OK for pipeline

    BOSTON (AP) — An energy company is seeking federal approval for a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition. Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday. The company is...

  • Things to know about California groundwater law

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean: WHAT IS GROUNDWATER? It's the water that accumulates below the earth's surface,...



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