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  • Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997....
  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US
    DALLAS (AP) -- The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas - a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa....
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
  • Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House....
  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine....
  • Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest
    Michael Phelps' comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool....
  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US
    DALLAS (AP) -- The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas - a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa....
  • The US Ebola case: 5 things to know
    Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States - a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas....
  • Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US
    The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who was visiting relatives in Dallas, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital:...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed....
  • Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997....
  • Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray
    SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping....
  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US
    DALLAS (AP) -- The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas - a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa....
  • Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives....
  • EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland
    BRUSSELS (AP) -- Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there....
  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine....
  • Few signs of progress as Obama meets India's Modi
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama showered praise on India's new prime minister in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday that sought to infuse new energy into the two countries' sluggish relationship. Yet for all the pomp and pageantry, there were few signs that Obama and Narendra Modi had resolved vexing issues that have often kept the two democracies at arm's length....
  • Colorado school protests roil swing state politics
    DENVER (AP) -- The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state....
  • Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House....
  • Savvy Utah lawmaker leads GOP on Secret Service
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The night before Tuesday's congressional hearing on the White House break-in, bombshell news broke: The intruder had made it much farther into the executive mansion than previously known....
  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways:...
  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways....
  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways:...
  • What's PayPal's first solo move?
    NEW YORK (AP) -- PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division....
  • US consumer confidence slides in September
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer confidence deteriorated in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August. But economists said the fall appears to be a temporary slip that shouldn't dampen consumer spending in the coming months....
  • Windows 10 tries blending new with familiar
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices....
  • What's PayPal's first solo move?
    NEW YORK (AP) -- PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division....
  • EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland
    BRUSSELS (AP) -- Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there....
  • Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in federal court in Delaware....
  • McAfee names Kimmel its `most dangerous celebrity'
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- If you're about to Google Jimmy Kimmel, beware....
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