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  • Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors

    4 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. But history is stacked against them. China's explosive economic rise has ...

  • Review: Callaway pays tribute to Sarah Vaughan

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    (AP) Ann Hampton Callaway, "From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project" (Shanachie) Ann Hampton Callaway has undeservedly flown under the radar as a jazz singer. Perhaps that's because of her successful career as a cabaret chanteuse and songwriter whose more ...

  • Officials: Officer chases suspect who shot him

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    (AP) DUVALL, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say an officer in Washington state who had been shot in the leg by a suspect got back into his patrol car and pursued the fleeing man. The King County Investigative Response Team says the ...

  • $26M from feds will rehab Vegas airport runway

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A major runway at McCarran International Airport is getting an overhaul with help from the federal government. Congresswoman Dina Titus announced this week that the Las Vegas airport had landed $26 million that will fund the ...

  • NY probes short-term, high-interest secured loans

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    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators have begun investigating short-term, high-interest loans secured by borrowers' homes or other real estate to determine if they violate state laws against predatory lending. The Department of Financial Services says Tuesday it has ...

  • Belfast officer who oversaw Adams arrest promoted

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rival factions in Northern Ireland's unity government are accusing each other of bias after a policeman who oversaw the arrest of Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams was promoted to the force's second-highest post. Adams ...

  • Judge extends grand jury in Ferguson case

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    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has extended into January the term of the grand jury considering whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The grand jury was due to have ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 11:06 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) US extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006 House ...

  • AP Top News At 11:05 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible US extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town Scotland took long road to independence vote US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola West ...

  • Grain lower, livestock lower

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was 1.25 cents higher at $5.01 a bushel; Dec corn was 3.25 cents lower at $3.3975 a bushel; Dec ...

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Danish courthouse shooting

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    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 67-year-old gunman opened fire in a Copenhagen courthouse Tuesday, killing a lawyer and seriously wounding the father of his 3-year-old grandchild in connection with a custody dispute, authorities said. The victims were a 57-year-old lawyer ...

  • Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

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    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. Security forces in full battle ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 11 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Dempsey: If military campaign against extremists fails, US ground troops possible US pilot programs to deal with violent extremists could take cue from outreach in Minnesota Wildfire races through Northern California town, damaging 100 homes, forcing 1,500 to flee The ...

  • Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

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    (AP) KOEGE, Denmark (AP) — Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The 30-year-old Kurd, who fled from Iran with his ...

  • Tim McGraw, Faith Hill score another hit together

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    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tim McGraw has a reputation for picking the right songs over the course of his 20-year career, although he says he had some help on his latest hit. His nostalgic country single "Meanwhile Back at Mama's" ...

  • Review: Mendes spreads joy of Brazil's music

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    (AP) Sergio Mendes, "Magic" (Okeh) Sergio Mendes continues his mission of spreading the joy of Brazilian music to a global audience on new album "Magic." That mission began nearly 50 years ago when he helped merge bossa nova with jazz and ...

  • US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter. The Business Roundtable says that its CEO outlook index fell to 86.4 in the ...

  • UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

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    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed the bulk of ...

  • Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says President Barack Obama's administration has failed to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential. The possible Republican presidential candidate says Obama's policies have limited oil and natural gas production on federal ...

  • Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006. This comes from the U.S. Census Bureau, which released its annual study on Tuesday. The 2013 poverty rate was 14.5 percent, down ...

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