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  • Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option

    LONDON (AP) — A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients…

  • Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 7

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich east, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200,…

  • Tribunal seals end of failed Volkswagen-Suzuki partnership

    BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corp. say an arbitration tribunal has formally put an end to a failed alliance between the two companies to develop green cars, and Suzuki will buy back…

  • Gunmen attack southwest Pakistan airport, kill 1, abduct 1

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities say gunmen have attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan, killing one official there and kidnapping another. Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Pervez George says armed men on motorcycles stormed…

  • Lottery secretary’s success dwarfed by some work practices

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — When it came to the bottom line, there’s no question that Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell was a success. Under her four-and-a-half year tenure, O’Connell pushed up lottery sales to nearly…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    The Latest on Houston deputy: Sheriff says 30-year-old man charged with capital murder HOUSTON (AP) — Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy (all times local): 4:40…

  • Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank’s target level have…

  • More ID, bag checks on Europe’s trains after foiled attack

    PARIS (AP) — European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France’s interior minister said Saturday. Bernard Cazeneuve…

  • Pro teams push California to offer high-stakes raffles

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California’s professional sports teams. California’s major league sports clubs and a leading raffle vendor are lobbying state lawmakers for the exclusive…

  • Golf club owner agrees to pay $100,000 over manure incident

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a Southern California golf club, who raised a stink by spreading chicken manure on the course, has agreed to pay $100,000 to air pollution regulators. The San Diego…

  • In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates…

  • In reversal, abundant grain trains available for harvest

    STERLING, N.D. (AP) — The grain elevator that towers over this small prairie town has been humming with workers loading crops onto rail cars destined for domestic and worldwide markets. It’s a welcome sight in…

  • Norwegian TV to air fictional series about Russian invasion

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In a move that has annoyed Russia, a Norwegian television channel says it will air a fictional TV drama depicting a Russian invasion of Norway after radical environmentalists seize power and…

  • UK prosecutors mull charges for News Corp. over hacking

    LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors say they are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. The news comes amid reports that former editor…

  • Workers overcome by gases at China paper mill, 7 die, 2 hurt

    BEIJING (AP) — Workers were overcome with toxic gas from a paper mill’s waste pool and seven of them died, authorities said Saturday, in China’s latest deadly accident involving dangerous chemicals. A worker who was…