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  • Ad portrays Obama as bad boyfriend

    The 60-second spot by Americans for Shared Prosperity features a woman saying she "fell in love" with President Obama in 2008. But by 2012, she says, "our relationship was in trouble."

  • Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A news conference to announce the results of a three-day nationwide shutdown designed to help stop the spread of Ebola has been postponed to give officials who fanned out across the country time to reach the capital. Abdulai Bayraytay, a government spokesman, had...

  • Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark. Five years ago, Arif and her husband left impoverished Madura Island,...

  • Yemeni official: 340 killed in week-long fighting

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni medical officials say 200 more bodies have been retrieved from the streets of the capital, Sanaa, bringing to 340 the death toll from a week of fierce clashes between Hawthi Shiite rebels on one side and Sunni militiamen and army troops on the other. The officials say...

  • US existing home sales fall in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. Sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. That snaps a...

  • Engineers call for national approach to flooding

    An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. The American Society of Civil Engineers released its recommendations Monday during a conference on water...

  • Higher supply, costs cut Ohio farmers' profits

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio corn farmers might be producing more crops, but the boom in supply and higher expenses are driving down profits this year. Most farmers are reporting they are producing more bushels this year, but the price they're able to get for the commodity has been roughly cut in...

  • Activision hires Giuliani to fight Noriega lawsuit

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined Activision's fight to dismiss a lawsuit filed by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega against the company's popular "Call of Duty" videogame franchise. Activision Blizzard Inc. announced Monday that Giuliani and his...

  • Tesco suspends execs over inflated profit report

    LONDON (AP) — Tesco, the world's second-largest supermarket chain after Walmart, has suspended four executives and launched an accounting investigation after admitting that its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million). The scandal deepens the financial woes for the...

  • Va. speaker blocks approval of Dem appointments

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell says he's blocking the appointments of three recently resigned Democratic state lawmakers who took new jobs in state government. Howell's office announced Monday that the speaker won't allow the House of Delegates to...

  • Paul Ryan to GOP: Don't assume a wave

    House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., in an exclusive interview, warned his fellow Republicans not to count on a wave this November as an excuse to avoid outlining an agenda.

  • Death toll rises in Nigeria building collapse

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says a total of 115 people, including 84 South Africans, died in the Sept. 12 collapse of a building at a church complex in Nigeria. Phumla Williams, a South African government spokeswoman, said Monday that South African officials in Nigeria provided the updated...

  • UN says Libya's rival groups agree to hold talks

    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's rival groups have agreed to hold talks later this month, the first such negotiations since the latest surge in violence that left the country torn between two parliaments and governments, the United Nations mission in Libya said. The announcement comes amid a deeply...

  • Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants....

  • US existing home sales drop 1.8 percent in August; slowdown in investors buying homes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales drop 1.8 percent in August; slowdown in investors buying homes.



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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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