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  • DHS says airstrikes may have 'disrupted' plotting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no indication of advanced al-Qaida or Islamic State group terror plotting inside the United States, but airstrikes in Syria may have temporarily disrupted attack planning against U.S. or Western targets, according to a security bulletin Tuesday from the FBI and the...

  • AP source: Offers made for closed Revel casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A person familiar with efforts to find a buyer for the shuttered Revel casino in Atlantic City says "multiple" offers have come in. The person was not authorized to publicly discuss the sale efforts and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The...

  • CEO of China-based Company pleads guilty to fraud

    SEATTLE (AP) — The chief executive officer of a China-based energy company pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of securities fraud. Dickson Lee, head of L&L Energy, pleaded to one count of reporting false information to the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission. He lied when he reported that...

  • 'Imminent' threat from new terror group emerges as first target in Syria strikes

    The first targets of U.S. air and missile strikes in Syria late Monday were bases of an Islamist extremist group that had received little mention amid the focus on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria but that U.S. officials now say posed an imminent threat to the homeland.

  • Federal prison population drops by roughly 4,800

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate count has gone down, according to the Justice Department. In a speech Tuesday in New York City, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice...

  • Ohio prisons, private vendor, developing new menu

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons agency is working with the private vendor hired to feed inmates to develop a new menu for the fall and winter, the state said Tuesday as it also announced a tougher evaluation standard. Inmates and staff were surveyed about current foods they like and...

  • Wharf fire disrupts Los Angeles-area ports

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that raged overnight on the underside of an old wooden wharf was finally quelled Tuesday but not before all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and several in adjacent Long Beach harbor were shut down because of worries about unhealthy smoke. Concern about...

  • Tourism, agriculture seen as key in Appalachia

    SLADE, Ky. (AP) — Sitting at a state resort in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, officials highlighted the need for more money to market the area to tourists as a way to restart the community's economy in the wake of thousands of job losses from the declining coal industry. The recommendation...

  • 45 more infants exposed to TB at Texas hospital

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Health officials say an additional 45 infants may have been exposed to a West Texas hospital worker infected with tuberculosis, bringing the total number of children potentially exposed to the disease to 751. The El Paso Department of Public Heath said Tuesday that it...

  • Baltimore police investigate arrest beating

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Five Baltimore Police officers have been placed on administrative leave after making an arrest that involved hitting a man with a baton and using a stun gun. The man is charged with assault of a police officer following the struggle outside a bar early Tuesday. Police say...

  • Chicago mayor wants Illinois to reform drug laws

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense. He said the city has shown it is possible to reduce penalties for...

  • Federal prison population drops by roughly 4,800

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate count has gone down, according to the Justice Department. In a speech Tuesday in New York City, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice...

  • Alaska: Begich trails as new GPS ad hits the air against him

    Crossroads GPS has released a new ad against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, just as a new poll has come out showing him trailing his Republican challenger, former Attorney General Dan Sullivan, 41 percent to 43 percent.

  • Financial pledges to developing countries fall short as climate summit ends

    Nations pledged $1.3 billion toward a United Nations fund designed to help developing countries adapt to the effects of climate change, but the program is still far short of its $10 billion goal for the year.

  • Wife of hostage held in Syria receives life plea

    LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group said Tuesday she has received an audio message from him pleading for his life. Alan Henning, a 47-year-old former taxi driver, was kidnapped in December in Syria, shortly after crossing into the...



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