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  • Taiwan throws support behind HK democracy demands

    BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong Kong, has thrown its support behind Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Taiwanese leaders also have urged Beijing to...

  • 7 arrested in Greece in migrant smuggling ring

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — An airline pilot and a ground crew staff member were among seven people arrested in Greece on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling migrants onto flights from the eastern Greek city of Thessaloniki to other EU countries, police said Wednesday. Giorgos...

  • US companies added 213,000 jobs in September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added 213,000 jobs in September, stepping up hiring for the sixth straight month, according to a private survey. Payroll processer ADP said Wednesday that the pace of hiring by private employers was up slightly from 202,000 in August. Job gains above 200,000...

  • US construction spending down 0.8 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness. The Commerce Department says construction spending dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent after a 1.2 percent...

  • US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors.

  • Stocks sink as European worries move to US

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank in early trading Wednesday despite a private survey that showed that U.S. businesses hired more workers than expected in September. Once again, economic weakness in Europe offset positive news from the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost...

  • GM Tech Center gets historic landmark designation

    WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The General Motors Technical Center in suburban Detroit has been designated as a national historic landmark. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis announced the designation this week for the site in Warren. It's one...

  • Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September

    DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts on pickup trucks helped keep U.S. auto sales strong in September. The pace was expected to slow from a blistering August, which was the best month for the industry in eight years. August got a boost from 2014 model year clearance sales and Labor Day promotions. But...

  • Toronto firm wins Revel casino auction for $110M

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City. Revel's management says Toronto-based Brookfield US Holdings LLC submitted a bid of $110 million in an auction that began Tuesday morning and lasted...

  • GM's US sales up 19 percent in September

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' U.S. sales jumped 19 percent in September on big demand for its pickup trucks. GM's sales totaled 223,437 cars and trucks. Three of its four brands saw double-digit gains; Cadillac sales were flat compared with last September. Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado...

  • Perry plans Dallas news conference on Ebola case

    DALLAS (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry has scheduled a news conference at a Dallas hospital where a man with the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. remains in isolation. Perry plans to speak at noon CDT Wednesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. He'll be joined by Dr. David Lakey, who's...

  • State legislator arrested in probe of his expenses

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state assemblyman from New York City has been charged by authorities with using his campaign funds for personal expenses. William Scarborough, a 68-year-old Queens Democrat, was shackled and wearing a suit Wednesday morning when he pleaded not guilty in Albany County Court...

  • Maryland Zoo euthanizes beloved aging giraffe

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Zoo has euthanized a beloved, hand-raised giraffe that had been struggling with age-related medical issues for months. Officials at the Baltimore zoo say they euthanized 17-year-old Angel on Tuesday. The zoo's chief veterinarian says Angel has had leg and back...

  • Top doc: 'Several people were exposed,' more will be infected by Dallas Ebola case

    A former Food and Drug Administration chief scientist and top infectious disease specialist said that several people were exposed to the Ebola virus by the unidentified patient in Dallas, America's first case, and it's likely that many more will be infected.

  • Oil tanker proposal draws fire from industry

    Refineries, oil producers and railroad companies say they need more time to swap out the old tank cars that carry crude oil and ethanol than the Transportation Department has proposed in a rule to prevent those trains from exploding.



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