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  • Georgia orders Zhvania exhumed

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A prosecutor in the former Soviet republic of Georgia has ordered the body of the late prime minister Zurab Zhvania to be exhumed, nearly a decade after his death in murky circumstances. Zhvania was a top leader of the Rose Revolution protests that paved the way for...

  • US consumer confidence slides in September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence dropped in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August. The Conference Board says that its confidence index fell to 86.0, the first decline after four months of gains. It fell from a revised 93.4 in August, which had been...

  • Bill allows families to seek gun restraining order

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would become the first state to allow family members to petition judges to take away relatives' guns if they are deemed to be dangerous under a bill facing a Tuesday deadline for action by the governor. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, introduced...

  • 31 apply for Lafayette airport director position

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Officials say Lafayette Regional Airport has received 31 applications for the director's job, which opened in June when longtime Director Greg Roberts resigned. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1rzJNPu ) the airport began advertising for the position Aug. 15. The...

  • A look at eBay and PayPal

    E-commerce company eBay said Tuesday that it is spinning off its mobile payment service PayPal into a separate and publicly traded company next year. The companies have been intertwined since eBay bought PayPal 12 years ago for $1.3 billion. Ebay connects buyers and sellers, and both can use...

  • Advocates demand chain remove lottery machines

    BOSTON (AP) — A public health group is calling on Star Market to remove lottery scratch ticket machines from its Massachusetts stores. Northeastern University's Public Health Advocacy Institute in a letter Tuesday morning said the supermarket chain has been illegally selling lottery tickets to...

  • Man allegedly made hash oil during Texas explosion

    ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been charged with arson and child endangerment after a 2013 explosion damaged a house with his year-old son inside. Williamson County jail records show 23-year-old Justin Michael Rogers was no longer in custody Tuesday in what prosecutors call a...

  • 1 killed, 2 injured when ATV, dirt bike collide

    LANSING, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man has died and two brothers were left in critical condition after an all-terrain vehicle collided with a motorcycle on a central New York road. The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred late Friday night when the ATV and...

  • Maryland’s share of Medtronic settlement is $6K

    BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – A case brought by Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, other states and the federal government alleging Medtronic Inc. paid kickbacks to persuade physicians to use their cardiac rhythm products was recently settled. Gansler The settlement agreement...

  • Splitsville: Gender gap gives way to wedding gap; marrieds chose GOP

    The gender gap is morphing into a marriage gap where married men and women are the Republican side of the new divide and unmarried men and women are Democrats.

  • Secret Service director: 'It will never happen again'

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson plans to "take full responsibility" for a recent incident in which a White House intruder reached the ceremonial heart of the White House before being detained.

  • Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

    SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door. "IS took over last night," the power plant's foreman shouted, referring to the Islamic State...

  • US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said. The frontier town of Kobani, also known by its Arabic name of Ayn...

  • Gaza lions sent to Jordan after war damages zoo

    BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — A trio of scrawny lions was brought into Israel from Gaza on Tuesday en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the recent Israel-Hamas war. The three, a pair of males and a pregnant female, were sedated at Al-Bisan...

  • EBay to split off lucrative PayPal business

    NEW YORK (AP) — EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, mobile payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday. Investors applauded the news, sending eBay's shares up nearly 7 percent in morning trading. The move comes after months of pressure from activist investor and...



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