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  • Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's foreign minister is ruling out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warning that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate. ...

  • Suffolk Downs notifies workers it will close

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — New England's only thoroughbred horse racing track has told its workers it will close by year's end because Mohegan Sun did not win a Massachusetts license for a resort casino at Suffolk Downs in Boston. Suffolk Downs' ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    32 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. US CONGRESS OKS PLAN TO ARM, TRAIN SYRIAN REBELS The 273-156 vote crosses party lines to an unusual degree in a Congress ...

  • Future of Olympic course unclear after hearing

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The future of the golf course under construction for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 was unclear Wednesday after the city of Rio and the course developer — both defendants in a lawsuit — ...

  • Amazon debuts new e-readers, kid-friendly Fire

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon keeps rolling out the devices. The largest U.S. e-commerce company is introducing two new e-readers and new styles of its Kindle Fire HD tablet as part of a fall lineup of Kindle devices. The new ...

  • Minority scholar denies separatism at China trial

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) URUMQI, China (AP) — A high-profile Muslim Uighur scholar and government critic denied that he had encouraged separatism as he entered the second and likely final day of hearings Thursday in China's far western region of Xinjiang, where authorities say ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 8:52 p.m. EDT

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) School district police stock up free military gear Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating Warrant: SC dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him ...

  • TV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killing

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to the arrest of her ex-boyfriend, police said Wednesday. Cecilio Cruz was taken into custody early Tuesday ...

  • US official: Venezuela fighting drug trafficking

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Even as the U.S. and Venezuela publicly feud about the role the South American country plays in fighting drug smuggling, there are signs the two nations may not be as far apart on the issue as ...

  • Japan trade deficit falls to $8.8B as imports ebb

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japan has logged a 948.5 billion yen ($8.8 million) trade deficit in August, the 26th straight month of red ink, as weak demand at home hit imports while exports also fell. The Finance Ministry reported Thursday that ...

  • Tallent, Norton reach US Senior Amateur final

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Tallent and Bryan Norton each won two matches Wednesday in the U.S. Senior Amateur to advance to the final at Big Canyon. The 61-year-old Tallent, from Vienna, Virginia, beat Michael Turner of Sherman Oaks, ...

  • Washoe County school cops have M16s from Pentagon

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts including Washoe County's ...

  • Top TV doc Dempsey makes name in sports-car racing

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) Patrick Dempsey's character in "Can't Buy Me Love" spent all summer mowing lawns to save up for a telescope. Dempsey didn't need the science instrument to set his sights on the object he really wanted: a Porsche 356. With his ...

  • Tulsa deputy resigns after sexual assault arrest

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy resigned Wednesday after two women said he sexually assaulted them at a Tulsa County home while he was on duty, a case that comes on the heels of a state trooper and ...

  • Nevada judge pleads guilty in federal fraud case

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A longtime Nevada state court judge pleaded guilty Wednesday in a federal fraud case in a plea deal that cost him his elected position and his law license and is expected to get him 27 months ...

  • Journalists criticize White House for 'secrecy'

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide. ...

  • First lady visits St. Jude Hospital in Memphis

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama has visited with young patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, chatting with them in an activities room and participating in a question and answer session. Obama was making her ...

  • Nevada teen indicted in bonfire blast that hurt 7

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A Henderson 19-year-old faces arson, reckless disregard and mayhem charges that could get him decades in prison if he's convicted of exploding a 55-gallon drum of diesel in a high school graduation party bonfire. A 15-count ...

  • Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda said Wednesday that he chose Chicago for his next feat partly because of its reputation for being windy. Never mind that many historians believe the nickname, the Windy City, was coined because ...

  • 46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years after the first really nice car Ivan Schneider ever owned disappeared from in front of his New York City building, the Jaguar convertible is coming home. Running a routine check at the Port of ...

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