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  • Abbott: Wouldn't veto repeal of Texas DREAM Act

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he wouldn't veto a repeal of a law that gives in-state tuition to immigrants who entered the country illegally and that is supported by other big GOP figures including Gov. Rick Perry and George P. Bush....

  • NY governor candidate wants to reduce income taxes

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino wants to sharply reduce income tax rates while lowering the number of tax brackets from eight to two. The Westchester County executive discussed his proposal Wednesday at a Manhattan gathering of the Association for a...

  • US bankruptcy ruling for California city possible

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge could rule on a bankruptcy exit plan for Stockton, the largest city in California to seek Chapter 9 protection. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein has scheduled a hearing Wednesday in Sacramento in a trial that has lasted more than four...

  • Man to be sentenced for plot to bomb holiday event

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man convicted last year of trying to bomb Portland's downtown square during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday. Prosecutors have asked U.S. District Judge Garr King to sentence 23-year-old Mohamed Mohamud to 40...

  • Fla officer on leave after using stun gun on woman

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 62-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo called a...

  • Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The first female pilot to fly solo around the world has died. Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock was 88. Mock's grandson, Chris Flocken, said Wednesday that she died at her home in Quincy, Florida, on Tuesday after being in failing health for months. Mock flew her...

  • Pennsylvania infant hit by bullet will be blind

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    CLUNE, Pa. (AP) — The family of a 6-day-old Pennsylvania boy who was wounded by a hunter's stray bullet says the infant is expected to survive, but will be blind. Stefanie Iverson says her son Shayne's life was spared when the bullet exited through the orbital area — or eye socket —...

  • Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts on pickup trucks helped keep U.S. auto sales strong in September. The pace was expected to slow from a blistering August, which was the best month for the industry in eight years. August got a boost from 2014 model year clearance sales and Labor Day...

  • Toronto firm wins Revel casino auction for $110M

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City. Revel's management says Toronto-based Brookfield US Holdings LLC submitted a bid of $110 million in an auction that began Tuesday morning...

  • GM's US sales up 19 percent in September

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' U.S. sales jumped 19 percent in September on big demand for its pickup trucks. GM's sales totaled 223,437 cars and trucks. Three of its four brands saw double-digit gains; Cadillac sales were flat compared with last September. Sales of the Chevrolet...

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