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  • Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil wealth savings account — a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier. This year's share of nearly $1,900 is the...

  • AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State...

  • Israeli rising star quits politics

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A rising political star seen as a potential successor to Israel's prime minister has announced he will quit politics in a surprise move. Gideon Saar, Israel's 47-year-old Interior Minister, has climbed the ranks in his Likud party, finishing first in the past two...

  • Gucci opens fashion week with hippy chic looks

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Milan rang in its fashion week with something old, and something new, and some still on the cusp. Tried-and-true designers like Gucci opened up five days of womenswear previews for next spring and summer, alongside some hot, young talent -- Stella Jean and Fausto Puglesi,...

  • In Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxes

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden accused Republicans of breaking faith with the middle class while he preached a populist theme Wednesday in Iowa, an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar. A potential presidential candidate in 2016, Biden...

  • Family indicted in fun park fight over knives

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Members of a Vermont family have been indicted on charges they assaulted police at a New Hampshire amusement park when they were told to leave their knives in the car. The Perry family tried to enter Canobie Lake Park in Salem on June 16. Police said they became...

  • Man acknowledges sex crime during border crossing

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Mexican man accused of sexually attacking a 14-year-old girl as he smuggled a group of people into the U.S. has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a minor. The plea marked a rare conviction for a crime that authorities say seldom gets reported by victims who...

  • Mechanical issue slows first lady's Tennessee trip

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Who was the mystery passenger President Barack Obama greeted Wednesday aboard a government aircraft at Andrews Air Force Base after he returned from Florida? It was none other than his wife, Michelle Obama. The first lady was still parked at Andrews at the same time...

  • DC leaders propose concealed handgun permits

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Residents of the nation's capital will be able to get licenses to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they provide a specific reason for needing one, officials said Wednesday. Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials said they plan to propose...

  • Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks. Police released new details about the background of Eric Frein, a 31-year-old...

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