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Businesses and investors pressing for green policy

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, file photo, a flock of geese fly past a smokestack at the Jeffery Energy Center coal power plant near Emmitt, Kan. Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses to pollute. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.


FBI tracking returned IS fighters

US authorities are closely tracking some of the 100 Americans estimated to have fought with the Islamic State group in the Middle East who are believed to have returned home, a senior US official saidWashington (AFP) - US authorities are closely tracking some of the 100 Americans estimated to have fought with the Islamic State group in the Middle East who are believed to have returned home, a senior US official said Monday.


Grizzly prompts road closure in Grand Teton Park

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A grizzly bear with a penchant for chokecherries and a dislike of crowds has led to the indefinite closure of part of a popular road in Grand Teton National Park.

Clintons mark 10 years of annual summit

Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton appear together during the "Reimagining Impact" session at the Clinton Global Initiative, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton marked the 10th anniversary of the former president's annual Clinton Global Initiative, pointing to female empowerment around the globe as the former secretary of state considers a 2016 presidential campaign.


GM raises ignition-switch death toll to 21

American flags wave outside the General Motors world headquarters building as the annual shareholders meeting takes place June 10, 2014 in Detroit, MichiganNew York (AFP) - General Motors on Monday raised the death toll linked to its faulty ignition switches to 21 as compensation claims mount following its long-delayed safety recall of the dangerous cars.


Florida investigated man who killed 6 grandkids

MIAMI (AP) — State child welfare officials say they had been investigating a Florida man for two weeks before he fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren.

Owner: 'No misinformation' by Ravens on Rice

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.)


Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

A baby pig sleeps in front of an ambulance used at the Connaught Hospital as part of their Ebola virus fleet, during a three-day lockdown to prevent the spread on the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Volunteers going door to door during a three-day lockdown intended to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone say some residents are growing increasingly frustrated and complaining about food shortages. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic.


Eric Lynch, Howard Stern's diminutive foil, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric "The Actor" Lynch, the diminutive member of Howard Stern's "Wack Pack," who for years launched into comical, frequently foul-mouthed rants during calls to Stern's radio show, has died in California. He was 39.

SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday.

Radwanska crashes, Sharapova through in Wuhan

Caroline Garcia of France hits a return during her match against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska at the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, in China's Hubei province on September 22, 2014World number six Agnieszka Radwanska was dumped out of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open on Monday by a determined Caroline Garcia of France, while Maria Sharapova won her first match of the inaugural tournament.


White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car: prosecutor

The White House seen from outside the north lawn fence in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had over 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and was arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the executive mansion, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was also stopped, but not arrested in August walking by the White House with a hatchet in his waistband, federal prosecutor David Mudd told a federal judge. The previous interactions that Gonzalez had with the U.S. ...


Islamist group kidnaps Frenchman in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An al-Qaida splinter group has kidnapped a French citizen and announced on Monday that it will execute him unless France ends its participation in air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Wesleyan orders fraternities to become coed

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University in Connecticut on Monday ordered its residential fraternities to become coeducational within the next three years.

White House intruder had huge ammo stash in car

The White House is seen thru the front wrought iron fence near sunset March 5, 2010, in WashingtonWashington (AFP) - A homeless man who triggered a security alert when he jumped the White House fence and ran into the building with a knife had 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, a court heard Monday.


Campaigns commonly share policy platforms, slogans

In this combination of 2014 file photos are Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, left, and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, at campaign events in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/AP, Scott Bauer and The Journal Times, Scott Anderson)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democrat running for Wisconsin governor acknowledges her campaign lifted policy platforms, including some exact language, from like-minded candidates.


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