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  • Obama admin creates Korean land mine exception

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after announcing its intention to largely comply with an international treaty banning land mines, the Obama administration on Tuesday carved out an exception for its stockpile of the weapons on the Korean Peninsula. The White House, Pentagon and State Department...

  • Algerian troops search for kidnapped Frenchman

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian police and soldiers combed the imposing Djura Djura mountains on Tuesday searching for a kidnapped Frenchman that a security official said had been snatched by a former al-Qaida commander. Residents described roads choked with military trucks and helicopters...

  • Azerbaijan nabs 26 alleged militants

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Authorities in Azerbaijan said Tuesday they have arrested 26 citizens of the ex-Soviet nation accused of joining militants in Syria, including the Islamic State group. Azerbaijan, a staunch U.S. ally, announced the arrests hours after the U.S. and its Arab allies...

  • Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars orbit

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India will soon know if its first interplanetary mission will achieve its goal, when a spacecraft built with homegrown technology for a remarkably low price tag of $75 million begins its final maneuvers into orbit around Mars. If the Mars Orbiter Mission, affectionately...

  • German-US reporter held in Somalia is freed

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia more than two years ago was freed Tuesday, according to a Somali police official and a leader of the Somali pirates who held the journalist. The journalist, identified by the German weekly Der Spiegel as...

  • Los Angeles Register newspaper ends publication

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Register, which debuted in April as a challenger to the Los Angeles Times, has ceased publication. In announcing the closure, Freedom Communications Inc. also said it had sold the Santa Ana headquarters for its flagship paper, the Orange County Register, for...

  • August Miss. casino revenue falls, but coast grows

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi casino revenue fell in August, with performance continuing to diverge between coastal and river regions. State Department of Revenue figures show casinos statewide won $175 million from gamblers in August, down 2 percent from $179 million in August 2013. The...

  • The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

    iBook charts for week ending September 22, 2014: Top Paid Books 1.Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - 9780307588388 - (Crown Publishing Group) 2.The Maze Runner by James Dashner - 9780375893773 - (Random House Children's Books) 3.Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett - 9780698160576 - (Penguin Group US)...

  • Critics worry of Indiana Toll Road spending cuts

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Critics of privatizing the Indiana Toll Road said they are worried that the operator's bankruptcy filing this week will result in less money being spent on the highway. Chicago-based ITR Concession Co. is seeking to sell the toll road lease to a new operator, saying in...

  • Transportation funding becomes New Jersey priority

    Funding for transportation projects has long been simmering as an issue in New Jersey. Now, it's coming to a boil. Last week, a coalition of business, consumer advocate and planning groups called for a new funding structure. Days later, Gov. Chris Christie nominated Democrat Jamie Fox to head...

  • Police: 10 cows shot, killed after truck overturns

    MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP) — Ten cows that escaped from a cattle truck after it overturned before dawn Tuesday while exiting a southern Illinois freeway were shot and killed by police when they became a traffic hazard to other motorists, Illinois State Police said. The truck's driver, a...

  • Chicago mayor wants Illinois to reform drug laws

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor in Illinois and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense. Emanuel said in a news release that the Illinois...

  • Maryland state trooper injured in hit-and-run

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland state trooper was hurt in a hit-and-run in Prince George's County. Maryland State Police say 30-year-old Cpl. Brian Hirsh was searching a car on the side of Interstate 495 in Greenbelt early Tuesday morning when another car hit him. A Prince George's County...

  • House GOP to Obama: Show us the Immigration Recommendations

    The latest group trying to claw information out of the Obama administration on its coming executive action on immigration: House Republicans. GOP lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee fired off a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, demanding that he “immediately” publicize all...

  • US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.

    LONDON (AP) — New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically — the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone — unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up....



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