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 2014-09-16 11:17   

AP

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  Researchers explore shipwrecks near San Francisco...

GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) -- Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.......



 2014-09-16 11:14   

AP

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  NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits await...

NEW CITY, N.Y. AP -- The criminal case stemming from a boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fianc's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.....



 2014-09-16 11:13   

AP

[ US News ]

  Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases...

TRENTON, N.J. AP -- The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases - but whether that means he got special t...



 2014-09-16 11:13   

AP

[ US News ]

  Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close...

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. AP -- Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.....



 2014-09-16 11:13   

AP

[ US News ]

  Profile of gunman who ambushed troopers released...

The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp. He made several trips to a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania, picking just the right hiding spot from whi...



 2014-09-16 11:13   

AP

[ US News ]

  Mom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in court...

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. AP -- A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom.....



 2014-09-16 11:12   

AP

[ US News ]

  Northern California wildfire devastates town...

WEED, Calif. AP -- Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.....



 2014-09-16 11:06   

UPI

[ Business ]

  Cover Girl ads photoshopped to protest NFL's Roger Goodell...

Veronica LinaresNEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Internet users decided to protest the National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell with a series of Cover Girl ads altered to showcase domestic abuse....



 2014-09-16 11:02   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds...

VATICAN CITY (AP) First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.Francis and 100 elderly priests will celebrate a Mass in St. Peter's Square on ...



 2014-09-16 11:02   

UPI

  Poroshenko offers eastern Ukraine self-rule...

Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proposed limited self-rule for his country's eastern territory, a major concession to end the rebellion....



 2014-09-16 11:02   

AP

[ Business ]

  Alibaba investors beware: History not on your side...

WASHINGTON AP -- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is about to launch what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. Yet anyone who expects to get rich from buying into China's high-growth story will be betting against history.....



 2014-09-16 10:59   

AP

[ Top International ]

  UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes...

GENEVA AP -- As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed the bulk of...



 2014-09-16 10:57   

AP

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  Iraq officials: Premier has chosen final ministers...

BAGHDAD AP -- Iraqi lawmakers say the country's prime minister has made his decision on the remaining posts in his Cabinet, including the critical positions of interior minister and defense minister.....



 2014-09-16 10:56   

AP

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  Iraq officials: Premier has chosen final ministers...

BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi lawmakers say the country's prime minister has made his decision on the remaining posts in his Cabinet, including the critical positions of interior minister and defense minister.Hussein al-Maliki and Hamad Saadoun, two lawmakers w...



 2014-09-16 10:56   

ITAR TASS

  Moscow concerned over Romanian PM’s annexationist statements — Foreign Ministry...

MOSCOW, September 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Moscow regards as annexationist the latest statements by Romania’s presidential candidate, current prime minister Victor Ponty to the effect he hopes for completing what he described as “second great unification” (with M...



 2014-09-16 10:56   

AP

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  Chinese president to launch port city in Sri Lanka...

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Sri Lanka, where he will help launch a new port city project funded by his government.Xi was welcomed by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The two are expected to oversee the signing ...



 2014-09-16 10:54   

Reuters

[ World ]

  Fish and snips: Australian goldfish surgery goes "swimmingly well"...

A beloved pet goldfish that underwent emergency surgery is now ...



 2014-09-16 10:52   

ITAR TASS

  Russian Finance Ministry, Central Bank mull helping banks affected by sanctions...

The banking sector lacks access to Western long-term borrowing markets after the European and US sanctions...



 2014-09-16 10:52   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Iraq officials: Premier has selected final Cabinet ministers, including defense and interior...

BAGHDAD (AP) Iraq officials: Premier has selected final Cabinet ministers, including defense and interior....



 2014-09-16 10:51   

AP

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  Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia...

BRUSSELS (AP) A Belgian official says a convicted rapist and murderer who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychological condition was incurable.The official said Tuesday Belgium'...



 2014-09-16 10:47   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Dutch to present less austere budget for 2015...

AMSTERDAM (AP) The Dutch government is presenting a budget for 2015 that for the first time in years will be focused less on 'austerity' and more on security in light of international conflicts.In a day full of pomp and ceremony, King Willem Alex...



 2014-09-16 10:47   

AP

[ Business ]

  Dutch to present less austere budget for 2015...

AMSTERDAM AP -- The Dutch government is presenting a budget for 2015 that for the first time in years will be focused less on `austerity' and more on security in light of international conflicts.....



 2014-09-16 10:46   

AP

[ Top International ]

  Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact...

DONETSK, Ukraine AP -- Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.....



 2014-09-16 10:43   

Reuters

[ World ]

  Lesotho brings forward vote to ease political crisis...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lesotho will hold elections earlier than scheduled in 2017, in an effort to ease a political crisis that resulted in an apparent coup last month, southern African regional leaders...



 2014-09-16 10:42   

UPI

  Scotland prepares for independence referendum...

Ed AdamczykABERDEEN, Scotland, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Scotland will decide Thursday in a binding referendum if it will become a separate nation....



 2014-09-16 10:40   

AP

[ Business ]

  China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff...

BEIJING AP -- The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday.....



 2014-09-16 10:38   

ITAR TASS

  Ukrainian parliament ratifies Ukraine-EU association agreement...

KIEV, September 16. /ITAR-TASS/. The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (parliament) has approved the bill to ratify the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement with 355 votes in favor....



 2014-09-16 10:36   

Reuters

[ Business ]

  Breakingviews: Orange Jazztel deal pricey...

Sept. 16 - France's Orange is set to buy Jazztel to boost its mobile operation in Spain. Breakingviews Quentin Webb says the deal, which values Jazztel at 3.4 billion, looks expensive, but is necessary....



 2014-09-16 10:35   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  1 Polish soldier killed, 2 wounded in Afghanistan...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) A Polish military spokesman says one Polish soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.Spokesman Lt. Col. Piotr Walatek said Sgt. Rafal Celebudzki was killed early Tuesday on a street in Kab...



 2014-09-16 10:35   

AP

[ Top International ]

  Medical charity: Time running out to stop Ebola...

DAKAR, Senegal AP -- International efforts to stop the accelerating spread of Ebola in West Africa were ramping up Tuesday, but a medical charity warned that the response is still dangerously behind and time is running out to act.....



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