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  • Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    WEED, Calif. (AP) — Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills. Ten minutes later, a wildfire driven by fierce winds raced through their neighborhood, missing them by three...

  • Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild.

  • US producer prices unchanged in August

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check. The Labor Department says that wholesale gas prices fell 1.4 percent last month and food costs dropped 0.5 percent. Those...

  • Iraqi lawmakers reject picks for interior, defense

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi parliament rejected the prime minister's nominees for defense and interior ministers, leaving the two crucial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition prepares to intensify airstrikes against the Islamic States group that controls vast parts of the country....

  • Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents. Francis and 100 elderly priests will celebrate a Mass in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 28 in honor of the...

  • 2 killed in crash with truck carrying logs in northern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 0 min ago

    GREELEY — Authorities say two people were killed and two others were injured when the vehicle they were in was struck by a tractor-trailer that rolled over north of Greeley. The Greeley Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1wmTEtj ) the truck was hauling logs when it rolled on...

  • Alibaba investors beware: History not on your side

    Updated: 40 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is about to launch what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. Yet anyone who expects to get rich from buying into China's high-growth story will be betting against history. China's explosive economic rise has...

  • Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

    Updated: 54 min ago

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. The pitch of the debate has grown increasingly urgent. Anti-independence campaigners argue that...

  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds...

  • Marijuana caregivers face Colorado crackdown

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    DENVER — Marijuana caregivers who grow pot on behalf of medical patients are under the microscope on Colorado — again. The state Board of Health is due to vote Tuesday on a new rule limiting those marijuana caregivers to 10 patients. Currently caregivers can have up to five patients,...

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