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  • Chicago mayor's race takes form on last filing day

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The race to challenge Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel crystalized Monday as a businessman, alderman and county commissioner were among the last candidates to file petitions before the deadline, setting up a lower-profile 2015 competition than once expected. Unseating the...

  • Contrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind. Outside the nation's capital, Barry was known to many as the mayor caught on film smoking crack in an FBI sting. Inside the city,...

  • Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective how he and an accomplice randomly chose five women to rape, strangle and throw into trash bins. He grew agitated when the detective failed to ask about the women in the order in which they...

  • Unidentified country likely behind spying software

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cyber-security researchers say they've identified a highly sophisticated computer hacking program that appears to have been used by an as-yet unidentified government to spy on banks, telecommunications companies, official agencies and other organizations around the...

  • Wish granted: Same day delivery for the holidays

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day. Amazon, Target and Macy's and other retailers are offering speedier delivery, including overnight and same-day options that will...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    ___ Wish granted: Same day delivery for the holidays NEW YORK (AP) — A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day. Amazon, Target, Macy's and other retailers are offering speedier delivery,...

  • Bayer: FDA will speed review of 2 respiratory meds

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Two medicines Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. is testing for respiratory disorders will get priority review by U.S. regulators and other benefits under a 2012 program to boost development of new antibiotics. Bayer HealthCare, based in Whippany, New Jersey,...

  • Redbox raising DVD rental rates by 25 percent

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on discs rather than online. The increase announced Monday means the price to check out a DVD from one of Redbox's nearly...

  • Kerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a letter credited with inspiring Jack Kerouac to create a new literary genre suddenly surfaced, no one was happier than an 86-year-old poet and playwright from New Jersey. For more than 50 years, Gerd Stern had been wrongly accused of tossing what Kerouac...

  • Ga. fire chief in trouble over homosexuality book

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's fire chief has been suspended after city officials say he violated policy by self-publishing a book that describes homosexuality as a "perversion." Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says in a statement Monday that Kelvin Cochran will be suspended for a month without...

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