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  • AP Top News at 6:19 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic ...

  • Milestones of Scots' journey to independence vote

    3 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — These are the milestones of Scotland's journey from Great Britain to the United Kingdom and, following Thursday's vote, a possible return to independence. ___ May 1, 1707: A treaty creates a new Kingdom of Great Britain governed ...

  • R&A set for historic vote on women members

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) The "Home of Golf" is about to find out if its doors are open to women. On the same day Scotland votes on whether to become independent, a historic sporting decision will be made inside arguably the most famous building ...

  • Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out. The land that gave the world haggis and tartan has produced so much more, from golf and television to Dolly the Sheep and "Grand Theft ...

  • Glass bottles banned on Las Vegas Strip sidewalks

    3 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Glass bottles and containers are no longer welcome among the throngs of tourists on Las Vegas Strip sidewalks. Clark County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday for the glass ban, which they say will reduce the litter and ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 6:09 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) Fire damage to mill another blow to timber town Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program Arizona gets ready for ...

  • Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern ...

  • AP Top News At 6 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid 10 Things to Know for Today US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea Gaza widow offers insight ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    3 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT U.S. LAWMAKERS READY TO OK The House is set to approve Obama's plan to order training and arms for moderate Syrian ...

  • Thailand conducts autopsies on slain Britons

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Thailand have conducted autopsies on two British tourists whose bludgeoned bodies were found on a scenic resort island this week. Police Maj. Gen. Pornchai Suteerakune, commander of the Royal Thai Police's Institute of Forensic Medicine, ...

  • Eurozone August inflation revised up to 0.4 pct

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The inflation rate in August for the 18 countries using the euro has been revised up slightly. The European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, said Wednesday the eurozone's annual inflation rate was 0.4 percent, up from its initial ...

  • Swedish king involved in car crash, unhurt

    4 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's royal palace says King Carl XVI Gustaf was involved in a car crash on his way to an airport in Stockholm but was unhurt. Palace spokeswoman Annika Sonnerberg says the 68-year-old king was in the back ...

  • Chinese shoe manufacturer says CEO, cash vanished

    4 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) FRANKFURT (AP) — A Chinese shoe manufacturer says two of its top executives have vanished, along with most of the company's cash. Germany-listed Ultrasonic AG said in a statement Tuesday it has been unable to reach its chief executive, Qingyong ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 5:28 a.m. EDT

    4 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria Obama expands US response to Ebola epidemic as doctor who survived says no time to waste South Korea detains US man who apparently tried ...

  • Doctors: Foul floodwaters sicken people in Kashmir

    4 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people crowded into shelters after their homes were inundated two weeks ago. Patients were also dying due to ...

  • France arrests 5 in militant women recruiting ring

    4 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — France's top security official says five people have been arrested suspected of belonging to a ring that recruits young women to join Islamic militants in Syria. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the arrests were made Tuesday and ...

  • Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

    4 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of Arizona. ...

  • Nevada truck firm could pay $4.5M+ in Amtrak crash

    4 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.5 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that found one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed ...

  • Bank of England remains split on rates

    4 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Bank of England policymakers remain divided on whether to raise interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting in favor of keeping the main rate at a record low 0.5 percent. Minutes from the Sept. 3-4 meeting ...

  • Magnitude-6.7 quake shakes Guam; no tsunami threat

    5 hours ago

    (AP) HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Guam on Wednesday, causing minor damage and power outages. The magnitude-6.7 quake was about 30 miles north-northwest of Guam and 80 miles deep, reported the U.S. Geological Survey. ...

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