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  • Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 index in the red for September. It was only the third monthly loss for the benchmark index this year. After a day of slight ups and downs, the S&P 500 fell five points, or 0.3 percent, to close...

  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it...

  • Netflix takes aim at the theatrical window

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege. Windowing — the practice of opening a movie first in theaters and then in other stages of home video, streaming and television release — has been under increasing pressure as smaller...

  • Prosecutor: No need for new trial in Simpson case

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson got a fair trial after a hotel room heist and there's no need for another trial following his 2008 conviction and imprisonment on kidnapping and armed robbery charges, prosecutors told the Nevada Supreme Court. Simpson hasn't proved that his trial lawyer,...

  • Jeb Bush talks education for Arkansas GOP hopeful

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    SHERWOOD, Ark. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised education proposals from gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas Tuesday despite differences between the Republicans on key school reforms, as the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate stepped up campaigning for...

  • Judge: Health care subsidies 'abuse of discretion'

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has sided with Oklahoma in its lawsuit challenging some subsidies offered to people buying insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Tuesday's ruling is the latest court decision on regulations in the federal law that allow health insurance tax...

  • 35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska's northwest coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms an estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed Saturday near Point...

  • Refugee plan set up for Central American minors

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Under the program, immigrants from those...

  • Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after...

  • Hillary Clinton to raise money for NH's Shaheen

    Updated: 3 min ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is expected to help raise campaign cash for Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire — an important place to maintain friends, should the former secretary of state choose to make a second bid for the White House. Two Democrats with knowledge...

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