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  • Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. The Fed said it intends to keep its benchmark rate near zero as long as inflation remains under control, until it...

  • AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group....

  • AP Interview: Brazil's Silva wants better US ties

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Front-running Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva says that if elected she'll work to repair ties with the U.S. damaged by American espionage in Brazil. She also wants Brazil to be a global leader in human rights and the environment. Silva says she'll underscore...

  • Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is suffering from a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor said Wednesday. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai hospital, said Ford has a malignant sarcoma tumor. Ford has been hospitalized for a week...

  • Wynn, state regulators sign Boston casino license

    BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts gambling regulators on Wednesday finalized a license for a proposed $1.6 billion resort casino across from Boston, but the casino company says it's not yet prepared to campaign against a looming threat: November's ballot question to repeal the state's...

  • Shaneen Allen may get justice after all

    Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain wrote a letter last week to Superior Court Judge Michael Donio that his office would review Allen's case, following criticism that he was treating her unfairly.

  • House OKs arming Syrian rebels

    The vote to authorize President Obama to train and equip Syrian rebel forces to combat the Islamic State was 273 to 156 and came after six hours of debate, carried over two days.

  • Security flaw leaves Android users' browsers vulnerable to hackers

    A dangerous security bug found in as many as 70 percent of android devices could enable malware to hack users’ open browser tabs. The vulnerability, found in the stock browser of Android releases under 4.4, allows sites controlled by hackers to inject code into other tabs that the user has...

  • House votes to give President Barack Obama authority to train, arm moderate Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House votes to give President Barack Obama authority to train, arm moderate Syrian rebels.

  • Congress divided on prospect of independent Scotland

    "I hope they won't do it. I don't think Scots will live as good a quality of life if the 'yeses' prevail," said Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a member of the Senate's Friends of Scotland Caucus.

  • Rubio sounds hawkish notes in speech

    In the speech sponsored by the Concerned Veterans for America, Sen. Marc Rubio called for more intervention abroad, and made digs at presidential hopefuls who pick favorable polling numbers over "necessary" leadership.

  • 46 percent of doctors give Obamacare a 'D' or 'F'

    In contrast, just 25 percent of those surveyed gave President Obama's healthcare law an 'A' or a 'B.'

  • Chinese hackers trying to track U.S. military movements: Report

    Chinese hackers have penetrated the computer networks of contractors critical to moving U.S. troops and equipment around the world in time of crisis, potentially giving Beijing access to every move the military makes, according to a report released Wednesday by the Senate Armed Services Committee.

  • Panama Canal expansion would boost U.S. energy exports

    The expansion of the Panama Canal would allow passage of larger ships carrying nearly a quarter more crude oil through the route, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.

  • Scott Walker accused of violating OSHA rules when he climbs out of pit in ad

    "Gov. Walker's violations send the wrong message to anyone trying follow the rules and come home safe at the end of the day," said local union president Jeff Kaminiski.



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