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September 1, 2014

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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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    (AP) When Cubans go to the beach to cool off during the summer, they use any kind of transportation they can find: bus; horse-drawn carriage; classic cars from the 1950s. A different kind of transportation has been in the spotlight in ...

  • AP Top News At 9:08 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong Islamic State group becomes target ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 9:06 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) An election of contradictions: Sour electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' For Obama, a midterm strategy that seeks to do no harm to Democrats in tough races As states liberalize marijuana laws, will toking before driving boost highway deaths? ...

  • AP Top Health News At 8:40 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis Family of ill UK boy accuses officials of cruelty Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 8:39 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel 49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic ...

  • Shootings reported by NYC West Indian parade route

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Several shootings have been reported near the route of New York City's West Indian Day Parade just hours before its start. The New York Police Department says a 55-year-old man was shot and killed at 3:30 ...

  • AP Top News at 7:19 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms WASHINGTON (AP) — Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target ...

  • AP Top Health News At 5:53 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) Parents of UK boy with tumor face Spanish hearing WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency' Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in ...

  • Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver

    5 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) ERIE, Colo. (AP) — All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said. The Piper PA-46 airplane crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport about ...

  • AP Top Political News At 3:31 a.m. EDT

    6 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms 5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty 5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races 5 things to know about House races Surly ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    6 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) In an oddball attempt at sports diplomacy with North Korea, a group of about 20 mixed martial artists from around the world, including former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp, traveled to Pyongyang last week to engage in arm-wrestling and ...

  • NYC's huge West Indian Day Parade set to step off

    7 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Caribbean culture is set to get its annual spotlight in New York City, where the West Indian Day Parade is one of the year's biggest outdoor events — and political see-and-be-seen spots. The annual parade is ...

  • Today in History

    9 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Monday, September 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year. This is Labor Day. Today's Highlight in History: On September 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On ...

  • Northern California wildfires show slower growth

    9 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California. The Forest Service reported Sunday ...

  • AP Top News At 11:44 p.m. EDT

    9 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader Philippine ...

  • Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

    10 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a disparaging tweet from his personal account about the Democratic district attorney he's charged with unlawfully trying to oust was unauthorized. A tweet from Perry's account Sunday, after the other ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 11:13 p.m. EDT

    10 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) Heads of House, Senate intelligence panels warn of threat from Islamic State fighters in US Putin calls for talks; Ukraine says rebels fire on border guard vessel in Azov Sea After taking Libya's capital, Islamist militia group now guards US ...

  • US judge temporarily blocks La. from enforcing law imposing toughened abortion restrictions.

    12 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — US judge temporarily blocks La. from enforcing law imposing toughened abortion restrictions.

  • California school retires divisive Arab mascot

    12 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) THERMAL, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot. The hook-nosed, snarling mascot who wears a head scarf did not appear at Coachella Valley High School's season opening football game Friday. A belly-dancing genie ...

  • Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

    13 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) OREM, Utah (AP) — Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it. Police say an X-ray clearly showed the ring inside the stomach ...

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