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  • Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan's National...

  • Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops,...

  • Germany opens memorial to Nazis' disabled victims

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany has inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities who were killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless." The memorial in Berlin is close to monuments to the Jewish Holocaust victims and to the Nazis' gay and...

  • Water main break closes 1 Metro entrance in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A water main break has closed one entrance to the Farragut North metro station in downtown Washington. A Metro spokesman says the Connecticut Avenue entrance was closed Tuesday morning due to the water main break. The other two Farragut North entrances were open. Metro says...

  • Los Angeles deputy has minor injuries after crash

    PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy involved in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale was treated for minor injuries. Lt. Rick Martinez tells City News Service that the female deputy remains hospitalized early Tuesday for observation. The...

  • Cantor joins New York investment bank

    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has joined a New York investment bank Moelis & Company as vice chairman and managing director. The Virginia Republican resigned from Congress last month, about two months after his stunning defeat to college professor Dave Brat in a Republican...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Sept. 2

    President Obama is off to the NATO summit in Wales this week and will face some of the largest crises head on.

  • Austrian police arrest suspected Mideast fighter

    VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say they have detained a man suspected of having fought with Islamic extremists in Syria as he was planning to leave the country. They say the 29-year-old Chechen was arrested in the village of Haidenreichstein near the Czech border on suspicion of participation in...

  • UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case

    LONDON (AP) — U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Tuesday it was inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who took their ill 5-year-old child to Spain in order for him to receive a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor. Clegg told the BBC his...

  • Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists. The statement on the Russians by Col. Andriy Lysenko, a...

  • Shares mostly rise while dollar gains on euro, yen

    TOKYO (AP) — World stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings later this week in Europe and Japan as well as U.S. employment figures. The dollar extended its rally against the euro and the yen on expectations the Fed will be the first major central bank to raise...

  • Select Income REIT adds to portfolio in $2.7B deal

    NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Select Income REIT will spend about $2.7 billion in cash and stock to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust in a deal that adds 64 office and industrial properties to the real estate investment trust's portfolio. The transaction will give Select Income strategic distribution...

  • Revel casino goes dark after just 2 years

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market. But the $2.4 billion resort went out with a whimper in the wee hours of the morning Tuesday, as its casino closed one day...

  • 6 Cuban men land in Texas after boat engine breaks

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 14-foot wooden boat carrying six Cuban men has reached South Texas after drifting across the Gulf of Mexico when the engine failed. Cameron County Parks Chief Horacio Zamora says a beachgoer on Monday found the men on South Padre Island to end...

  • Louisiana GOP files ethics complaint against Sen. Mary Landrieu over use of tax dollars for campaign expenses

    "As a taxpayer who resides in the state of Louisiana, I am disappointed that my senator would feel entitled to act above the law by using my tax dollars to fund her re-election campaign," Jason Dore, executive director of the Republican Party of Louisiana, wrote in a formal complaint filed...



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