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  • Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of...

  • Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year's end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following the Pentagon's withdrawal. While...

  • Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's justice minister says legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has long been pervasive but prohibited. At a Tuesday news conference, Mark Golding told reporters that lawmakers should make possession of 2...

  • Rousseff takes lead in Brazil election poll

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has opened a lead over her top rival in their election race. A survey by the Datafolha polling group released Tuesday night says 49 percent of voters would cast ballots for Rousseff in a second-round runoff ballot with rival Marina Silva....

  • Exxon fracking report responds to shareholders

    NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil issued a report Tuesday that acknowledges the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing but also defends the practice as being better for the environment than other types of energy production and generation. Under pressure from the corporate responsibility group As...

  • SEC charges 2 with insider trading of Herbalife

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that it charged two men with insider trading after they learned that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman was betting against Herbalife Ltd.'s stock. The SEC said Filip Szymik, 28, was told by his roommate, then an analyst at...

  • FDA to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back. The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that two companies — Norm Thompson Outfitters of...

  • Shares of companies testing Ebola vaccines rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials announced that the first case of the disease has been diagnosed in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control said a patient being treated at a hospital in Dallas tested positive for...

  • Windows 10 tries blending new with familiar

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices. The company on Tuesday gave an early preview of the new Windows 10...

  • Judge eyes Trump Entertainment pension obligations

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge will hold a hearing Thursday on a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with workers at the Taj Mahal casino. The judge had previously scheduled a mid-October...

  • State senator makes Holocaust comparison in speech

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A recently elected West Texas state senator is comparing what he calls a "spiritual battle" taking place in the United States to the Holocaust. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/10l1vNQ ) Charles Perry made the comparison after being sworn in on Tuesday....

  • Illinois governor leans on Obama for support

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy Democratic hitters with strong ties to the state as his re-election campaign against Republican Bruce Rauner enters its crucial last month before the Nov. 4 vote. Quinn on Tuesday touted the planned Illinois visits of President...

  • Funeral home sues LA Archdiocese for $250M

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A funeral home is suing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for at least $250 million, alleging the archdiocese wants to cheat it out of business at six Roman Catholic cemeteries. S.E. Funeral Homes of California filed the breach-of-contract suit Monday in Superior Court. The...

  • CDC: 'No doubt' Ebola will be contained after first U.S. diagnosis

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will announce in a press conference later Tuesday that the first case of the deadly Ebola virus has been diagnosed in the United States.

  • Exclusive: Secret Service missed man with gun in elevator with Obama

    The Secret Service allowed a security breach during President Obama's visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16.



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