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  • World stocks rise after US growth revised higher

    3 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) World stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as stronger U.S. growth offset a less rosy outlook for China. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent to 6,747.12 and Germany's DAX was up 0.3 percent at 9,885.87. France's CAC 40 shed ...

  • Hong Kong police clear 1 site, arrest leaders

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British ...

  • In Britain, US turkey dinner is business

    3 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Big-breasted turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts. Thanksgiving isn't a holiday in Britain, but you might be forgiven for being fooled. It's not hard to find someone ...

  • Activists raise Raqqa strikes death toll to 95

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists have raised the death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria to at least 95. The strikes targeted Raqqa Tuesday. Some of the air raids struck ...

  • New Thai tourism strategy: 'I Hate Thailand'

    4 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — It's been a bad year for tourism in Thailand, and at first glance it looked like a new YouTube video was adding to the misery. The video called "I Hate Thailand" drew more than 1 million views ...

  • Impoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group

    4 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Jamal Hayak is finally fixing up his restaurant, damaged a month ago in clashes between the army and militants in this northern Lebanese city. But he has little doubt violence will erupt again, and he says ...

  • EU's Juncker proposes $380 billion investment plan

    4 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Union's executive branch, is proposing a 315-billion euro ($380 billion) investment plan to boost the bloc's flagging economy with some 21 billion coming from EU institutions. The new European Commission ...

  • Greek journalists on strike

    4 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek journalists are on a 24-hour strike, pulling all newscasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike against austerity measures. Radio and television stations were not broadcasting any news bulletins Wednesday, and current ...

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    4 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's ...

  • White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

    4 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on ...

  • Once maligned, Iran's Jews find greater acceptance

    4 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) YAZD, Iran (AP) — More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic — until you notice men there wearing ...

  • Eyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issues

    4 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton quickly embraced President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. On other weighty policy issues, she isn't saying much. Not about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Not about a sweeping climate change agreement between the ...

  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

    4 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration have left out some of the business community's top priorities. That's disappointing executives who might have stepped up to defend the policies in face of Republican attacks. Months of lobbying ...

  • AP Top Political News At 3:17 a.m. EST

    4 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) AP sources: Gov't to set stricter smog standard Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy A look at what's ahead in the Ferguson case Holder: 'Disappointed' ...

  • AP Top Health News At 3:17 a.m. EST

    4 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) AP sources: Gov't to set stricter smog standard Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods Doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak Mali confirms eighth Ebola case Liberia free of ...

  • Benin says Lassa fever kills 9, no Ebola found

    4 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) COTONOU, Benin (AP) — The Healthy Ministry in Benin says nine people have died from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola. An outbreak of Ebola is pummeling three West African countries and ...

  • AP sources: Gov't to set a stricter smog standard

    4 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic — and controversial — moves by the administration to improve air quality. People familiar with the proposal tell The Associated Press that the ...

  • AP Top News at 3:10 a.m. EST

    4 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to ...

  • Review: 4 shopping apps that will save you money

    5 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Some apps give you coupons you can hand to the cashier to scan, while others let ...

  • Iran parliament approve science minister nominee

    5 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament has approved President Hassan Rouhani's nominee for minister of science. In a vote Wednesday, 197 out of 235 lawmakers voted to approve Dr. Mohammad Farhadi to head the science, research and technology ministry. Farhadi, ...

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