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  • Indian capital to ban use of all plastic bags

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The government of India’s capital is hoping that a strict ban on plastic bags will help the environment. An engineer with Delhi’s government says that starting …


  • Greece faces more anti-austerity strikes, protests

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fresh wave of anti-austerity strikes hit Greece Wednesday as the leaders of the governing coalition struggled to finalize further spending cuts for the coming two …


  • Senate panel OKs veterans infertility bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate commitee on Wednesday approved legislation that expands access to infertility treatment for seriously injured veterans. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray, authorizes the Department …


  • Senate panel takes up bill on infertile veterans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee is taking up legislation that expands access to fertility services for disabled military veterans. The Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs is scheduled to consider …


  • Intense systems of thunderstorm soak Southwest

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Wild summer thunderstorms slammed parts of the Southwest, stranding residents in Navajo Nation in their homes in northern Arizona and leaving an already squalid mobile …


  • US Navy medical care boosts ties, image in Asia

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Navy is spending more than $20 million each year sending ships to poorer nations in the Asian-Pacific region to provide cataract surgery, dental …


  • Anti-Islam filmmaker in hiding after protests

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Israeli filmmaker based in California went into hiding after a YouTube trailer of his movie attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims …


  • Day of reflection done, campaign on all over map

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Reflection over Sept. 11 quickly past, the race for the White House is returning to fierce form, with negative ads free to fly again and the …


  • White House Big Dig ending, but what comes next?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Big Dig is finally wrapping up, but the Big Reveal is proving to be a pretty big letdown. After nearly two years and $86 …


  • Delayed deportations approved ahead of elections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two months before a presidential election in which both parties are fighting for the key Hispanic vote, the Obama administration has approved the first wave …


  • Anti-Islam filmmaker in hiding after protests

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Israeli filmmaker went into hiding Tuesday after his movie attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims on U.S. missions in Egypt and …


  • Clinton confirms State officer killed in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has confirmed that a State Department officer was killed Tuesday in Libya during an attack on the U.S. consulate. Clinton said …


  • First group of delayed young deportees approved

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just three weeks after the Obama administration started accepting applications from young illegal immigrants seeking to avoid deportation and get a work permit, the government already has …


  • Partisan jibes on hold for 9/11 _ but not politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney declared a fleeting truce for partisan digs Tuesday as the nation remembered the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but campaign politics crackled …


  • Prosecutor: CEO in Iowa fraud case admits to fraud

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The founder of an Iowa brokerage has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in which he admits to carrying out a $200 million fraud …


  • Court: Idaho woman can’t challenge fetal pain law

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ended an Idaho woman’s challenge of a law banning some abortions that might cause fetal pain, saying she didn’t have …


  • In truce, Obama, Romney debate role of military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to win voters even as they swore off negative attacks, President Barack Obama touted his administration’s military accomplishments on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 …


  • Smaller memorials on 11th anniversary of 9/11

    NEW YORK (AP) — There were still the tearful messages to loved ones, clutches of photos and flowers, and moments of silence. But 11 years after Sept. 11, Americans appeared …


  • Judge: US civil trials at risk without budget deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal civil jury trials in the United States probably would grind to a halt if Congress fails to reach a budget deal and $600 billion in automatic …


  • Is America safer? Presidential candidates disagree

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to win voters even as they swore off negative attacks, the presidential candidates clashed over whether the country is a safer place on the 11th anniversary …


  • Wounded flood hospitals in Syria’s largest city

    ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — It had been a calm day in Aleppo’s Shifa Hospital, said Dr. Osman al-Haj Osman, his face etched with exhaustion from just three hours of sleep. …


  • Senate Ag leader urges House action on farm bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Debbie Stabenow is opposing House proposals to extend the current farm policy act and urging House Republican leaders to take up legislation to …


  • Administration urges terror surveillance renewal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration maintains it is unable to say how many times one of the government’s most politically sensitive anti-terrorism surveillance programs — which is up for …


  • 6 federal courthouses in South to close

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal judiciary said Tuesday it will close six courthouses in the South because of inadequate funding from Congress and the prospect of more drastic cuts. The …


  • Members of Congress hold 9/11 ceremony

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House and Senate have filled the steps on the east front of the Capitol to honor victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. On …


  • IRS pays whistleblower $104 million

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First, the government threw Bradley Birkenfeld in prison for helping a former client at UBS AG hide his wealth from the Internal Revenue Service. Now, as part …


  • Biden: Country hasn’t forgotten 9/11 families

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Ceremonies in New York City, Washington, D.C., and a western Pennsylvania field are a reminder that the nation hasn’t forgotten the victims of the worst terrorist …


  • Partisan attacks on hold, but not politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential candidates are taking a break from their partisan attacks — but not all their politics — to remember the 9/11 anniversary. President Barack Obama and …


  • Boehner expresses no confidence on budget deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he’s not confident Congress can reach a budget deal and avoid a downgrading of the U.S. debt rating. Moody’s Investors …


  • Fewer 9/11 families on hand for 11th anniversary

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and …

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