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  • Man attacked by shark in Western Australia

    SYDNEY (AP) — A man has been seriously injured in a shark attack in Western Australia. State police say the man was attacked Thursday morning at Wylie Bay in the town of Esperance on Western Australia's remote southern coast. The victim was being treated at a hospital. Police said they had no...

  • Asian stocks down on recovery, Ebola worries

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 1.7 percent to 15,815.45 points and South Korea's Kospi fell 0.9 percent to 1,973.31....

  • Alleged Beltran Leyva cartel boss nabbed in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him while dining at a seafood restaurant. No shots were fired during the operation in San Miguel de Allende, a popular enclave...

  • AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Against a distant skyline of high-rise buildings, huge vultures dive over the nearly 9 tons of rubbish that arrive daily at the huge dump in Brazil's capital as nearly 3,000 trash pickers set aside recyclable plastic, metal and paper to sell. Known in Portuguese as...

  • Once powerful Oklahoma political consultant, lobbyist put on probation in drug case

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer Before his drug arrest last May, Chad Alexander was considered one of the most influential political consultants and lobbyists in Oklahoma. On Wednesday, after he pleaded guilty, the judge asked if he has a job. “Not currently, your honor,” his defense attorney,...

  • Iraq considering Australian airstrike request

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Iraq's ambassador to Australia on Thursday gave no timetable for when his government might decide on Australia's request to launch airstrikes against Islamic State targets. Australia has six F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighters waiting on standby in the United Arab...

  • Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually the opportunity of a lifetime for savvy investors. On...

  • Secret Service didn't follow reporting protocols after Atlanta incident

    Secret Service managers told agents on the ground in Atlanta not to file a written report after discovering that a man with a gun rode in an elevator with President Obama during his visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sept. 16, according to two sources familiar with the case.

  • Mexico federal officials say alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva believed captured

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico federal officials say alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva believed captured.

  • HHS shock: 1 in 12 Americans use illegal drugs, could fill all MLB stadiums 19 times

    According to a shocking new report from the Health and Human Services Department, there were 24.6 million people aged 12 or older who used illicit drugs during just one month last year.

  • Ark. county clerk defends taking AG candidate's voter card

    Because Rutledge moved to Pulaski County from Washington, she needed to fill out an additional form, which she did not according to Pulaski County Clerk Larry Crane.

  • Judge: Stockton, California, must follow bankruptcy laws, pay creditors and pension fund

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Judge: Stockton, California, must follow bankruptcy laws, pay creditors and pension fund.

  • Bill Clinton appears in TV ad for Alison Lundergan Grimes

    The 30-second ad, produced by Grimes' campaign, is the first ad to feature Clinton in this midterm election cycle.

  • WH: No need for Ebola travel restrictions

    "We are confident that the sophisticated medical infrastructure that exists in the United States can prevent the wide spread of Ebola," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

  • Sources: Wolf to endorse Brownback

    Milton Wolf, who lost a Tea Party challenge in the Kansas Senate primary to Pat Roberts, is unlikely to endorse Roberts, but is expected to endorse Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback in his tough reelection fight.



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