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  • US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly...

  • Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese government and business leaders are pledging support for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's effort to modernize his country's economy. Modi and a delegation of more than a dozen Indian tycoons are visiting Japan, seeking to take ties between the countries to a "new...

  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning. The men were injured at...

  • Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel. Its casino will close early Tuesday. Revel is shutting down a little over two years...

  • Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

    BEIJING (AP) — Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure. Alibaba's online and mobile commerce businesses will be controlled by a "variable interest entity," an...

  • A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel

    A look at key moments in the history of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel: September 2007: Revel Entertainment and partner Morgan Stanley file plans for a new casino and 3,800 hotel rooms. It would be the first new casino in Atlantic City since the Borgata opened in 2003. July 31, 2008: A...

  • Japan rolls out campaign to stockpile toilet paper

    TOKYO (AP) — A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don't wait until it's too late to think about toilet paper. The government and paper companies kicked off a "Let's stockpile toilet paper!" campaign to mark Disaster Prevention Day, warning of a possible...

  • Asia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe lower

    BEIJING (AP) — European shares drifted lower Monday as tensions over Ukraine simmered while Asian stock markets mostly rose on expectations of stimulus in China after manufacturing growth slowed in August. KEEPING SCORE: In morning trading, France's CAC-40 was down 0.3 percent at 4,369.03 and...

  • Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch brewer Heineken NV says it has sold its packaging business in Mexico to Crown Holdings Inc. of the U.S. for $1.23 billion (940 million euros) to reduce debt. Heineken acquired the business in 2010 as part of a $7.9 billion deal to buy the Mexican company Femsa, which...

  • Illinois to spend another $102M on high-speed rail

    CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois will spent $102 million to build a bridge over the Kankakee River along with other improvements as part of high-speed rail upgrades between Chicago and St. Louis. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the funding on Sunday. The bridge will be built near Wilmington. The...

  • Scott to begin two-week bus tour on tax proposals

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is beginning a two-week, 28-city campaign bus tour to promote proposed tax cuts as part of his re-election campaign. The tour begins Monday. Scott announced the tax cut proposals last week. It includes the eventual elimination of the corporate...

  • $100M lawsuit over Bahamas chopper crash dismissed

    MIAMI (AP) — A $100 million lawsuit against a Florida billionaire over a fatal 2012 helicopter crash in the Bahamas has been dismissed. The wrongful death lawsuit filed against real estate mogul Jeffrey Soffer by the widow of attorney Lance Valdez was dismissed last week by a Miami-Dade County...

  • Six signs Hillary Clinton is running

    Hillary Clinton hasn't announced a run officially, but her actions have pretty much confirmed what most people already thought.

  • Conservatives push right-to-work laws in cities and counties

    Heritage Foundation legal scholar Andrew Kloster said the issue is simply not mentioned in the 1947 Taft-Hartley law that allowed states to pass right-to-work laws.

  • How Democrats came to like Charlie Crist

    Democrats haven't won the governor's mansion in twenty years, but the DNC believes that Charlie Crist can change that.



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