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  • British fighter appears to have role in beheading

    LONDON (AP) — The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday — a development that underscores the insurgents' increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilize...

  • Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday — battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said. The Ukrainian troops are trying to encircle Donetsk, the...

  • Jackie Chan expresses shame over son's drug arrest

    BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he's ashamed and saddened. The Hong Kong film star wrote on his microblog that Jaycee Chan would have to face the consequences of his actions, but that they would do so...

  • Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani. The no-confidence vote against Science,...

  • US Chamber pumps money into Arizona GOP primary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is stepping in to help an establishment-preferred Republican in a bruising three-way Arizona primary in one of the most competitive House districts in the country. The powerful business group is putting hundreds of thousands of dollars behind a...

  • Medicaid insurers seek more from state

    BOSTON (AP) — Companies that insure Medicaid patients in Massachusetts are pressing for an increase in the payments they receive from the state for serving low-income residents. The health insurers say $140 million in losses since the start of the year are the result of an expensive new...

  • B&N and Samsung introduce co-branded tablet

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch tablet will sell for $179 after a $20 instant rebate, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4....

  • Alexandria council moves toward paying settlement

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The Alexandria City Council has indicated its willingness to pay more than $1.3 million to a Baton Rouge attorney for work he did in the city's lawsuit against Cleco. But the City Charter won't allow a payment to be made as quickly as a federal judge would like. City...

  • Davenport University reveals employment guarantee

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Davenport University says it plans to offer an employment guarantee for all accounting students. School officials announced Wednesday that Davenport will provide additional semesters of education for accounting students who are unable to find work in their field of...

  • Target cuts annual profit outlook

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from costs related to a massive data breach, a botched expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S. The nation's third-largest retailer also said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings...

  • Revel shutdown OKd as prayer service nears

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hours before hundreds of workers were to hold a prayer rally as three casinos are set to close, New Jersey officials issued a final closure order for another one. The state Gaming Enforcement Division gave final approval to Revel's shutdown on Sept. 1 and 2, signing...

  • VIDEO: Police say protests more peaceful in Ferguson

    On the tenth night of protests in Ferguson, Mo., police said demonstrators are becoming a little more peaceful, despite reports that nearly 50 people were arrested overnight.

  • VIDEO: George W. Bush takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    "To you all who've challenged me, I do not think it's presidential for me to be splashed with ice water ..."

  • Bloomberg offers grants to help cities innovate

    American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation.

  • California committee approves higher pension calculations

    A state pension fund committee on Tuesday approved retirement calculations for new government hires despite concerns about so-called "pension spiking" raised by Gov. Jerry Brown and local governments.



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