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  • Phone call data may alter Malaysia jet search area

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new analysis of a failed attempt to call the plane...

  • US fund in deal to build Myanmar solar plants

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A U.S investment fund has signed a $480 million deal to build two solar energy plants in central Myanmar, one of the largest investments by an American firm since the easing of U.S. sanctions. The agreement, inked by the ACO Investment Group and the Ministry of Energy, is...

  • Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth

    SYDNEY (AP) — Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of all. The sheep apparently had been hiding for years on a farm on the island state of Tasmania and had never been shorn. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported...

  • HK graft cops raid pro-democracy media boss's home

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong anti-corruption police on Thursday searched the homes of a media magnate who is an outspoken critic of Beijing and a pro-democracy legislator after receiving a complaint alleging that lawmakers had taken bribes. Wielding search warrants, officers from the Independent...

  • Meat processing company plans new Indiana plant

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Officials say a meat processing company will build a plant in central Indiana where it could have 200 workers within the next few years. New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corp. President Corey Murphy says the project by Boar's Head Meats includes an initial...

  • Settlement reached in supermarket chain feud

    TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — Trucks have started making deliveries to a New England supermarket chain just hours after it was announced that the chain's former CEO, whose ouster led to worker walkouts and customer boycotts, had completed a $1.5 billion deal to buy the company. Tractor-trailers...

  • Maine pays $7.2M for land on Portland waterfront

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Transportation has paid a Portland businessman $7.2 million for 18 acres of industrial waterfront land it seized from him this spring as part of a seaport terminal expansion project. The price was more than double what the businessman paid for the...

  • UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as doctors know about now, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan to stop Ebola by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual...

  • WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.

    GENEVA (AP) — WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.

  • RNC to spend $100m to get out vote

    The Republican National Committee is on track to spend more than $100 million in the midterm campaign, with virtually every dime plowed into the party’s new digital voter-turnout program.

  • No Republican wave in November election

    If the last Congressional midterm election was a tsunami, this year may be more of a ripple.

  • Budget crunchers now expect a permanently weaker economy

    Updated CBO projections of the US economy predict a future of slower growth and lower productivity.

  • 'Lady al Qaeda's' U.S. education draws complaints about student visas

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s keen interest in the release of a Pakistani scientist serving an 86-year prison term in Texas drew attention to U.S. student visa laws, but experts say the concern is overblown. Before ISIS circulated a video of American journalist James Foley’s beheading...

  • McDonald's can't appeal NLRB franchise decision

    The National Labor Relations Board will treat the hamburger chain as a co-employer in 43 cases charging unfair labor practices at various franchised restaurants.

  • Frequent frankers in Congress face tough re-election fights

    A Washington Examiner analysis of congressional spending accounts found millions of tax dollars being spent on what amounts to free advertising for House members.



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