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  • Asian stocks higher on China stimulus reports

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, buoyed by reports that China is providing liquidity to major banks and hopes that the Federal Reserve will not speed up plans to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.1 percent to...

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday. Luger,...

  • Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to...

  • Man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, of Rochester, was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts of...

  • Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase. The phrase that investors will be alert for is "considerable time." The presence or absence of...

  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand...

  • Questions, answers about Senate race in Kansas

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether the state's chief elections officer must fulfill a request from Democrats' nominee for the U.S. Senate to remove his name from the Nov. 4 election ballot. The legal dispute has national implications for the GOP drive...

  • List of 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' recipients

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The following 21 fellows will each receive $625,000 over the next five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: __ Danielle Bassett, 32, Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania physicist who applies mathematical approaches to analysis and modeling...

  • Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on gay marriage

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday. Ginsburg said cases pending before the...

  • Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

    Updated: 29 min ago

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against police. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of...

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