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BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

By BECKY BOHRER
Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct...full story
updated 2014-09-16 09:01 AM
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BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale
By BECKY BOHRER
Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct....Fullstory

2014-09-16 09:01 AM

Judge halts proceedings in child stabbing case
By TODD RICHMOND
Associated Press

WAUKESHA, Wisconsin (AP) -- A judge halted court proceedings Monday for one of two 12-year-old girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please....Fullstory

2014-09-16 09:01 AM

Cuomo, Christie discuss the region's terror threat
By TOM HAYS
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and....Fullstory

2014-09-16 09:01 AM

Combat aircraft perform takeoff, landing maneuvers on freeway

Central News Agency

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Taiwan's main combat aircraft practiced emergency takeoff and landing on a freeway Tuesday as part of....Fullstory

2014-09-16 08:47 AM

Smoking rates on the rise in New York City Smoking rates on the rise in New York City
By JONATHAN LEMIRE
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a....Fullstory

2014-09-16 06:42 AM

Merkel: Russia must withdraw troops from Ukraine

Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia must withdraw its troops from Ukraine for a peace plan there to work. Merkel told Russian President....Fullstory

2014-09-16 06:01 AM

Kerry to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iraq
By MATTHEW LEE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council....Fullstory

2014-09-16 03:01 AM

Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for....Fullstory

2014-09-16 03:01 AM

Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends
By JASON STRAZIUSO
Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure,....Fullstory

2014-09-16 03:01 AM

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence
By PAUL KELBIE
Associated Press

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation....Fullstory

2014-09-16 03:01 AM

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?
By LAURAN NEERGAARD
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S.....Fullstory

2014-09-16 09:01 AM

Tuesday, September 23
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Today is Tuesday, September 23, the 266th day of 2014. There are 99 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1518 - During....Fullstory

2014-09-16 09:01 AM

US cites state secrets in civil lawsuit over Iran
By LARRY NEUMEISTER
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. government, citing state secrets and a threat to national security, has asked a judge to toss out a defamation....Fullstory

2014-09-16 09:01 AM

AP sources: US would hit back against Assad attack
By JULIE PACE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes....Fullstory

2014-09-16 06:42 AM

Global Payments to Acquire Ezidebit, a Leading Payments Technology Company in Australia and New Zealand, Expanding its Presence

Associated Press

ATLANTA & BRISBANE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 15, 2014--Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), one of the largest worldwide providers of payment solutions, announced today that it has....Fullstory

2014-09-16 06:01 AM

Pope meets with Argentine judge in Dirty War probe

Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has met with an Argentine judge who played a key role in the recent convictions of two former military....Fullstory

2014-09-16 06:01 AM

Diplomat: UN Security Council to meet on Ebola

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A United Nations diplomat says the U.S. is calling an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the Ebola crisis....Fullstory

2014-09-16 03:01 AM

No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana
By DAVID CRARY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that....Fullstory

2014-09-16 03:01 AM

UN taking over C. African Republic peacekeeping UN taking over C. African Republic peacekeeping
By STEVE NIKO and KRISTA LARSON
Associated Press

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- The United Nations is set to take over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday,....Fullstory

2014-09-16 03:01 AM

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