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  • Police abandon posts in Lesotho, fear for lives

    MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — A Lesotho official says police have been told to abandon their posts and not wear uniforms to avoid being targeted in attacks during the country's continuing power vacuum. Assistant Police Commissioner Lehloka Maphatsoe said Tuesday he heard reports of an alleged attack...

  • UN warns food prices rising in Ebola-hit countries

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people, and authorities have cordoned off...

  • Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said Tuesday the decision that Uber can't offer its services without a specific permit under...

  • Thai junta forces rights group to nix presentation

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's ruling military junta forced a human rights group on Tuesday to cancel a presentation on the precarious rights situation in the Southeast Asian country three months after the army staged a coup. The military told Bangkok-based Thai Lawyers for Human Rights in a written...

  • UN provides aid for record 4.1 million in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — The World Food Program provided assistance to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month, reaching more of those in need with shipments traversing borders and front lines, the agency said Tuesday. Syria's civil war has touched off a massive humanitarian crisis, with some...

  • Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war. Wrapping up almost 6,200 miles from Baghdad, the trial is the best hope...

  • Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to tamp down the antitrust concerns of its takeover target. The newest bid is worth $9.1...

  • Moelis & Co. names Cantor as vice chairman

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining investment bank Moelis & Co. as vice chairman and managing director. Cantor — who had a surprising loss to David Brat in Virginia's June primary — will also become a board member, the New York company said Tuesday. As part of...

  • Illinois woman rescued after day stuck in mud

    CARMI, Ill. (AP) — White County officials have rescued a woman who spent more than a day trapped in mud near the Little Wabash River. The White County Sheriff's Department said Monday it found 39-year-old Amy Chitwood of Carmi stuck near the river after responding to a call from a fisherman. He...

  • Coroner: 1 person dies in Illinois house explosion

    STREATOR, Ill. (AP) — LaSalle County authorities say at least one person has died after a house explosion in north-central Illinois. The LaSalle County Coroner's Office confirmed the death following the explosion late Monday in southwest Streator. It didn't provide details on the person's age...

  • After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday. The poll, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey...

  • AP NewsAlert

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen officials tell AP that president dismisses Cabinet amid standoff with Shiite rebels.

  • Ex-House majority leader joins investment bank

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank. New York-based Moelis & Company announced Cantor's appointment Tuesday in a news release. Cantor lost his re-election bid in the June...

  • Select Income REIT adds to portfolio in $2.7B deal

    NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Select Income REIT is spending about $2.7 billion in cash and stock to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust in deal that adds 64 office and industrial properties to the real estate investment trust's portfolio. The deal gives Select Income strategic distribution centers for...

  • Health care spending in Massachusetts on the rise

    BOSTON (AP) — A new report says health care spending in Massachusetts continues to grow faster than the rate of inflation. The report is scheduled to be released Tuesday by the Center for Health Information and Analysis, created under state law in 2012 to monitor health care spending. The...



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