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  • Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new...

  • Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and...

  • Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. The unidentified man was...

  • General Mills plans to cut about 700 to 800 jobs

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals. The Minneapolis company that owns Betty Crocker and Green Giant...

  • Ahead of the Bell: Angie's List soars

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Shares of Angie's List Inc. soared in premarket trading Wednesday after the Financial Times reported that the consumer reviews service was considering a sale of its business. The newspaper, citing sources it did not identify, said Tuesday that the Indianapolis company has hired...

  • John Mellencamp and his impressive co-authors

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — John Mellencamp feels he has some impressive co-writers for his latest songs, like playwright Tennessee Williams and folk legend Pete Seeger. That they're both dead doesn't really matter. Mellencamp believes in channeling, that other voices speak through him when he's...

  • Ireland unit seeking secret IRA graves finds body

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DUBLIN (AP) — Forensic experts searching for the long-hidden graves of Irish Republican Army victims found the remains Wednesday of a body during a month-long search, the latest in a long line of grim discoveries that seek to resolve old grievances of the Northern Ireland conflict....

  • Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact. The long-awaited deal allows U.S. forces to remain in the...

  • Syria blasts at school kill 17, including 10 kids

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Twin bombings near a school in central Syria killed at least 17 people on Wednesday, including 10 children, as gruesome images appeared on social media networks purported to show Kurdish fighters slain at the hands of Islamic State militants during battles near...

  • Spaniard rescued after 12 days in Peru cave

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    LEIMEBAMBA, Peru (AP) — A Spanish speleologist has been rescued in Peru after 12 days trapped about 400 meters (1,300 feet) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region. Rescuers brought 44-year-old Cecilio Lopez out of the mouth of the cave Tuesday to cheers from an...

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