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September 2, 2014

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  • MLB Calendar

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) Sept. 30 — Postseason begins. Oct. 22 — World Series begins, city of American League champion. November TBA — Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. ...

  • Infamous speed trap down investigated over tickets

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down ...

  • 1-800-FLOWERS buying Harry & David for $142.5M

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) CARLE PLACE, N.Y. (AP) — 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. is buying Harry & David for $142.5 million to help broaden the assortment of foods that its customers can choose as gifts. The deal includes Harry & David Holdings Inc.'s brands, websites, 47 ...

  • Germany opens memorial to Nazis' disabled victims

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Germany has inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities who were killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless." The memorial in Berlin is close to monuments to the ...

  • US home prices rose at slower pace in July

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. The moderating price increases could help support sales. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 7.4 percent in ...

  • Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A secular Tunisian parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by six masked gunmen who surrounded his home late at night in a city near the Algerian border, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The attack came less than two ...

  • Austrian police arrest suspected Mideast fighter

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say they have detained a man suspected of having fought with Islamic extremists in Syria as he was planning to leave the country. They say the 29-year-old Chechen was arrested in the village of Haidenreichstein ...

  • AP Top Science News At 7:48 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) US eating habits improve a bit — except among poor Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous ...

  • Change of plea hearing set for Colts owner Irsay

    3 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is scheduled to appear in court for a change-of-plea hearing on drug-related charges he faces from a traffic stop in March. Irsay was due to appear in a Hamilton County court ...

  • Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters ...

  • Poulter, Westwood, Gallacher picked for Ryder Cup

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher are Europe's wild-card selections for this month's Ryder Cup against the United States at Gleneagles. Former No. 1 Luke Donald was the high-profile player overlooked by Europe captain ...

  • Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee on Tuesday rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, killing the challenges. The committee, dominated by Aquino allies, voted 54-4 against each of the complaints, declaring them ...

  • Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Stephen Gallacher chosen as Europe's wild-card picks for Ryder Cup

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Stephen Gallacher chosen as Europe's wild-card picks for Ryder Cup.

  • Chicago activist back in court in immigration case

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A Chicago-area woman accused of covering up her conviction in a bombing in Israel when she entered the U.S. is returning to court for the first time since a new Detroit judge was assigned to her case. ...

  • Officials say Yemeni President dismisses Cabinet

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say the country's President has dismissed the Cabinet and partially reversed an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country. ...

  • Chris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown is expected to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case. According to court filings, Brown is scheduled to ...

  • Moelis & Co. names Cantor as vice chairman

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining investment bank Moelis & Co. as vice chairman and managing director. Cantor — who had a surprising loss to David Brat in Virginia's June primary — will also ...

  • School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day. Thanks to an infusion ...

  • AP Top Political News At 7:21 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics US military targets Islamic extremists in Somalia Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in ...

  • Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war. Wrapping up ...

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