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  • Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S....

  • More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47

    OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the...

  • Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. The unidentified man was critically ill and...

  • Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new...

  • As economic news picks up, markets drift

    LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world drifted lower Wednesday ahead of a raft of major economic news events that could make for a volatile few days. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX fell 0.5 percent to 9,426 while the CAC-40 in France fell 0.9 percent to 4,378. The FTSE 100 of...

  • General Mills plans to cut about 700 to 800 jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals. The Minneapolis company that owns Betty Crocker and Green Giant brands...

  • Report: Midwest economic index drops in September

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains dropped in September, suggesting slowing economic growth in the months ahead. A survey report issued Wednesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped nearly three percentage points to 54.3,...

  • Ahead of the Bell: Angie's List soars

    Shares of Angie's List Inc. soared in premarket trading Wednesday after the Financial Times reported that the consumer reviews service was considering a sale of its business. The newspaper, citing sources it did not identify, said Tuesday that the Indianapolis company has hired bankers to help...

  • Russian news agency goes back to Soviet name: Tass

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian news agency known since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union as ITAR-Tass has reverted to its old, historical name: Tass. Some see it as another sign of Russian nostalgia for the Soviet era, which has been heightened by the conflict between Russia and the West over...

  • 1 man killed, 1 injured when hit by flatbed truck

    MCGRAW, N.Y. (AP) — State police are trying to determine what caused a flatbed truck to crash into two pedestrians along a central New York street, killing an 80-year-old and injuring a 24-year-old man. Troopers say a 29-year-old man from Cincinnatus was driving the truck on state Route 41...

  • Will George Clooney be president one day?

    The chances George Clooney becomes president of the United States may be small, but they are growing.

  • Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact. The long-awaited deal allows U.S. forces to remain in the country past the...

  • Ireland unit seeking secret IRA graves finds body

    DUBLIN (AP) — Forensic experts searching for the long-hidden graves of Irish Republican Army victims found the remains Wednesday of a body during a month-long search, the latest in a long line of grim discoveries that seek to resolve old grievances of the Northern Ireland conflict. The...

  • Syria blasts at school kill 17, including 10 kids

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Twin bombings near a school in central Syria killed at least 17 people on Wednesday, including 10 children, as gruesome images appeared on social media networks purported to show Kurdish fighters slain at the hands of Islamic State militants during battles near Syria's...

  • Chrysler's US sales jump 19 percent in September

    DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Group says its U.S. sales rose 19 percent in September thanks to strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and the Ram pickup. Cherokee sales rose to 14,639, surpassing the bigger Grand Cherokee and helping the Jeep brand increase sales by 47 percent over last...



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