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October 1, 2014

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  • Ohio city defaults on traffic camera bill

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge in Rhode Island has ruled that a cash-strapped Cleveland suburb must pay at least $638,000 after defaulting on a years-old bill owed to an insolvent traffic camera company that was based in ...

  • Burger King, ex-soldier at odds over needle claim

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — The former soldier suing Burger King because he swallowed needles in a sandwich said he didn't return to Hawaii for a settlement conference because he had to work and his lawyers say the corporation hasn't taken negotiations ...

  • Artist creates huge dirt portrait on National Mall

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Portrait Gallery is unveiling a giant portrait of a young man created in the landscape of the National Mall. Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada says he created the portrait as a compilation of American faces after ...

  • Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal wildlife officials are considering deadly measures to keep an Alaska big game animal introduced more than 50 years ago to a remote island in the Aleutians from expanding its range. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...

  • Canada identifies long lost British explorer ship

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Canada's prime minister says the shipwreck uncovered last month in the Artic was the HMS Erebus which vanished 170 years ago. Explorers believed the wreck belonged to either the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror both of ...

  • Records: Kissinger made plans to attack Cuba

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Newly revealed government records show that Secretary of State Henry Kissinger drew up contingency plans nearly 40 years ago to attack Cuba over their deployment of troops to Angola. The documents were declassified at the request ...

  • Former eBay exec sentenced for insider trading

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former eBay executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in insider trading. A federal judge in Philadelphia sentenced 45-year-old Christopher Saridakis on Wednesday. Saridakis had pleaded guilty to securities fraud in ...

  • Players file lawsuit in Canada over World Cup turf

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) A group of elite players has filed a lawsuit in Canada challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf. The players, led by U.S. women's national team forward Abby Wambach, filed Wednesday in the human rights ...

  • Key events in Mexico army slayings investigation

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) A timeline of official statements about slaying of 22 suspected gunmen by soldiers in rural Mexico: ___ JUNE 30: A Mexican army patrol confronts a group of armed suspects at a half-finished grain warehouse in southern Mexico. The Mexican army ...

  • Manager Orr on stand in Detroit bankruptcy trial

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — Emergency manager Kevyn Orr has taken the stand in Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial. Orr is being questioned Wednesday afternoon by city lawyers in federal court in Detroit. Judge Steven Rhodes is to decide whether Detroit's plan to ...

  • New Mexico women say motel owner assaulted them

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three women have sued a New Mexico motel owner and the director of the halfway where they lived, saying they were repeatedly sexually assaulted at work and threated with being sent back to prison when they ...

  • 3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after skipping out on a military training exercise in Massachusetts say they were fleeing Taliban violence but now face the wrath of their own government as well. ...

  • Court: Tribal convictions might not stand

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors can't always use past tribal court convictions as proof of a defendant's criminal history, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found in a Montana case. The determination came Tuesday as ...

  • Wyoming landslide stabilization to begin in 2015

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Work will begin next spring on a project to permanently stabilize a slow-moving landslide that has been affecting a Wyoming neighborhood. Jackson town officials say they don't have enough time this fall to get going on ...

  • Court: Democrats don't need Kansas Senate nominee

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas court has ruled that Democrats can go without a U.S. Senate candidate after their nominee dropped out of the race against three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. The ruling Wednesday is a blow to the ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 2:46 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) Royals return to playoffs in dramatic fashion Wacha in bullpen to start NL division series Playoff managers hit, miss on contesting calls Jeter launches site to connect athletes to fans Coaches use large network to watch for injury Obama salutes ...

  • Obama salutes 2013 MLS champs, Sporting KC

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has saluted the 2013 Major League Soccer champions Sporting Kansas City. He credits the "dedicated fans" of Kansas City for helping the sport grow in the United States. Obama paid tribute to the team ...

  • Jail time for Idaho polygamous man in abuse case

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A member of Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect who oversaw an Idaho home where nine boys were sent on "repentance missions" by their parents has been given jail time on child abuse charges that included locking one ...

  • Ways to prepare for possible long-term care costs

    1 hour, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) Many of us hold on to an idyllic vision of our golden years, imagining we'll be in good health and living self-sufficiently in our own home. But that scenario is likely to get dashed. On average, nearly 70 percent of ...

  • Schuller's grandson launches new 'Hour of Power'

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller will follow in his grandfather's footsteps with an hour-long religious TV program called "Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller." The reformatted program will be similar to the "Hour ...

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