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  • AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

    3 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight ...

  • Kyrinis, Higgins reach US Senior Women's Am final

    3 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) DEAL, N.J. (AP) — Joan Higgins and Canada's Judith Kyrinis advanced to the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur final, winning two matches Wednesday at Hollywood Golf Club. The 58-year-old Higgins, a former University of Wisconsin tennis player who lives in Glendora, ...

  • Family indicted in fun park fight over knives

    3 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Members of a Vermont family have been indicted on charges they assaulted police at a New Hampshire amusement park when they were told to leave their knives in the car. The Perry family tried to enter ...

  • Panthers remove DE Greg Hardy from active roster

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers announced they've placed Greg Hardy on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, meaning the Pro Bowl defensive end has been removed from the team's active roster until his domestic violence case is resolved. The decision comes ...

  • Doctors expect Nebraska Ebola patient to recover

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doctors in Nebraska treating a U.S. doctor battling the Ebola virus say they now expect him to make a full recovery. Fifty-one-year-old Rick Sacra contracted Ebola while working at a hospital in Liberia. He's been hospitalized ...

  • Westwood looking trim for Ryder Cup

    3 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Lee Westwood has been working out and losing weight as he prepares to make his ninth appearance in a European Ryder Cup team. The 41-year-old Westwood arrived for this week's Wales Open at Celtic Manor looking ...

  • Carolina Panthers remove Greg Hardy from active roster until domestic violence case resolved

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers remove Greg Hardy from active roster until domestic violence case resolved.

  • Elko sheriff denies allegations in jailhouse suit

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts says an internal investigation into a former county jail inmate's claims that he was nearly beaten to death by three other inmates in 2012 determined that the accuser was the perpetrator, ...

  • Teacher suspended over 'Redskins' newspaper flap

    3 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — The faculty adviser for a student newspaper embroiled in a battle over the word "Redskins" has been suspended for two days without pay. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( ) Neshaminy High School teacher Tara Huber was ...

  • AP Top Technology News At 4:27 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) Drag queens dress down Facebook over names 'NBA 2K15' drafts 3-D face mapping for latest game Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death APNewsBreak: Web filter ...

  • Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

    3 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. In recent weeks, Facebook has been deleting ...

  • Dow ends at record after Fed maintains low rates

    3 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates. The Dow rose 24 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,156 Wednesday, surpassing ...

  • Rackspace and Lennar are big market movers

    3 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE United States Steel Corp., up $4.20 to $45.61 The steel company said its Canadian unit will ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    3 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 7-1-2 (seven, one, two)

  • Ukraine's president addresses Canadian Parliament

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ukraine's President says his country has "crossed the Rubicon" to a new westward-looking future that leaves behind the darkness of its Russian past. President Petro Poroshenko made the remarks during an address to the Canadian Parliament ...

  • Dow closes at record high of 17,156 after Fed maintains stance on low interest rate

    4 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Dow closes at record high of 17,156 after Fed maintains stance on low interest rate.

  • Mechanical issue delays first lady Tennessee trip

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Who was the mystery passenger President Barack Obama greeted aboard a government aircraft after he spent most of the day in Florida? It was his wife, Michelle Obama. The first lady's office says her Wednesday afternoon visit ...

  • NYC jazz musicians fear poverty in retirement

    4 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Keisha St. John has been singing at some of the most famous jazz clubs in the nation for more than five decades. She was paid $50 a night when she sang in "Three Guys and a ...

  • Experts skeptical of testosterone drug benefits

    4 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health experts say there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging and large studies are needed to support their continued use in millions of American men. A panel of ...

  • Wynn, state regulators sign Boston casino license

    4 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts gambling regulators on Wednesday finalized a license for a proposed $1.6 billion resort casino across from Boston, but the project has a looming threat: November's ballot question to repeal the state's casino law. ...

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