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  • China shows rising power in parade marking WWII defeat

    BEIJING (AP) — With fighter jets roaring overhead, China’s leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000…

  • Today In History: Sept. 3

    Here’s a look at things that have happened on Sept. 3.

  • On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity

    KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. Instead, he sought to use the power of his own…

  • Pondering campaign, Biden sticks close to Obama

    MIAMI (AP) — Exploring a presidential campaign, Vice President Joe Biden is presenting himself as a natural heir to President Barack Obama’s policies, previewing his potential pitch to voters during a trip to the crucial…

  • Candidates seeking Iowa boost look to 99-county tour

    NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Is it a savvy strategy or a campaign gimmick? Many presidential candidates see a path to success in Iowa by visiting all 99 counties in the leadoff caucus state. This week,…

  • Iran deal will survive in Congress despite GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iran nuclear deal strongly backed by President Barack Obama and just as ardently opposed by the GOP is now on track to get through Congress. In the Senate, Democratic supporters now…

  • Police open Budapest rail station, but no trains to the West

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Migrants poured into Budapest’s Keleti rail station on Thursday as police stopped blocking its main entrance, piling into trains despite announcements that there was no service to Western Europe. Hungary’s railway…

  • Out of the sunroof, and the office: Glimpses of China parade

    BEIJING (AP) — Brief looks at China’s massive parade Thursday commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II: ___ Shortly before the military hardware lumbered past Tiananmen Square, Chinese President Xi Jinping…

  • Couple in Petraeus-related suit to seek reporters’ testimony

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A couple suing over leaks in the federal investigation that led to CIA Director David Petraeus’ resignation intend to subpoena at least two journalists in an attempt to compel testimony about their…

  • Australian police won’t charge Mel Gibson over tirade claim

    SYDNEY (AP) — Police say they do not intent to charge Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson over an allegation that he shoved and abused a newspaper photographer who snapped pictures of him and his new girlfriend…

  • SD bullpen can’t hold lead for Kennedy in loss to Rangers

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — After a miserable first two months, Ian Kennedy has been a different pitcher. Kennedy turned in another outstanding performance, but the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead and Mitch Moreland’s RBI double…

  • AM Prep-Kickers

    CONFISCATED WINE-HOSPITAL HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It’s a wine case — over cases of wine. A dispute between state prosecutors and a suburban hospital will play out in a Pennsylvania courtroom today. Chester County Hospital…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    OBIT-DEAN JONES-RELIGION Disney actor Dean Jones, a Christian, dies at 84 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Dean Jones, who died Tuesday at the age of 84, is better known for his roles in Disney films…

  • Report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons in what not to do

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in…

  • Labor Day flying: behind the scenes at a very busy airport

    DALLAS (AP) — More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry’s…