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September 1, 2014

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  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

    4 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by ...

  • Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

    4 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — Cubans braced Monday for a clampdown on the flow of car tires, flat-screen televisions, blue jeans and shampoo in the bags of travelers who haul eye-popping amounts of foreign-bought merchandise to an island where consumer goods are ...

  • AP Top International News At Midnight EDT

    4 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim Philippine troops ...

  • Today in History

    4 hours, 55 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 ...

  • Asia stocks rise on S&P high, China stimulus hopes

    5 hours ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday, lifted by another record high on Wall Street and expectations of stimulus in China after its manufacturing growth slowed. Investors looked ahead to this week's U.S. employment figures and a meeting of ...

  • Northern California wildfires show slower growth

    5 hours, 1 minute 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 ...

  • Japan urges toilet paper stock for major quake

    5 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — On national disaster prevention day, Japan's government is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40 percent of the nation's supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone. The Trade and Industry Ministry is ...

  • AP Top News At 11:44 p.m. EDT

    5 hours, 11 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 ...

  • Dimitrov rallies to beat Goffin at US Open

    5 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Shut out in the first set, seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov shut down David Goffin the rest of the night at the U.S. Open. Dimitrov won 0-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 in the third round Sunday in a matchup ...

  • Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

    5 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said. Police in Southampton said English was arrested Sunday morning ...

  • Dad of woman who helped kill 3 honors victims

    5 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 11:23 p.m. EDT

    5 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) Tony Stewart's return to race track ends early Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in US Open quarters No. 10 Baylor opens stadium with 45-0 win over SMU 49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence AP source: Chiefs' Smith agrees to 4-yr extension ...

  • Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

    5 hours, 32 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 ...

  • 17-1 shot Midnight Storm wins Del Mar Derby

    5 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Midnight Storm won the $300,000 Del Mar Derby by 3¼ lengths on Sunday, and Rafael Bejarano rode six winners on the card. Ridden by Tyler Baze, Midnight Storm ran 1 1/8 miles on the turf ...

  • Bencic, 17, reaches US Open quarterfinals

    5 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — With mentor Martina Hingis cheering from the stands, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest U.S. Open quarterfinalist since Hingis herself in 1997. Playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium, ninth-seeded Jelena Jankovic was far more rattled than an ...

  • Ferguson police start wearing body cameras

    8 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1r0D9m1 ) that Ferguson police began wearing the cameras Saturday. ...

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

    5 hours, 43 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 ...

  • China manufacturing growth slowed in August

    6 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Two surveys show China's manufacturing growth decelerated in August due to weaker global demand and a slowdown in domestic investment. HSBC Corp. said Monday its purchasing managers index fell to 50.2 from July's 18-month high of 51.7 ...

  • Golf Capsules

    6 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Russell Henley made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch Sunday on his way to a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship going into a Labor Day finish loaded with possibilities. ...

  • Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

    6 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel. The Mardi Gras-themed casino shut down Sunday after 27 years on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It was one of three casinos closing within the next two ...

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