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  • Hunt for 3 suspects widens after Illinois officer’s death

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the men…

  • Rubio touts end to oil-export ban, bemoans EPA in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The United States should end its ban on crude-oil exports and reduce federal regulations that are stifling an energy industry central to the nation’s future economic prosperity, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Obama seals legacy-defining Iran deal as Senate Dems gather 34 votes to stymie GOP resolution WASHINGTON (AP) — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched…

  • Tesla says it will take orders for cheaper car in March

    DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors says it will reveal its lower-cost Model 3 electric car in March and will start taking orders then. In a tweet Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the car will…

  • Nebraska nursing home for Native Americans to open next year

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska nursing home located on the border with South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will begin accepting Native American residents next year to ease a severe care shortage in one…

  • Prosecutors allege bogus tire claims by NASA contractors

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two NASA contractors in Florida committed fraud by submitting hundreds of thousands of dollars in fake claims for car tires. Prosecutors said Wednesday that URS Federal Solutions and…

  • Obama’s fish tale: salmon spawning on his shoes

    DILLINGHAM, Alaska (AP) — This oh-my moment was nowhere on the official schedule for President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska: salmon spawning on his shoes. “You see that?” Obama declared Wednesday. “Something’s got on my…

  • New NASA soil moisture satellite loses 1 science instrument

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA satellite launched seven months ago has lost use of one of two science instruments, but the agency says the mission to map global soil moisture will continue. NASA said…

  • SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism

    IDAN HANEGEV INDUSTRIAL PARK, Israel (AP) — The chief executive of SodaStream, the beverage maker that is shuttering its West Bank factory in the face of international boycott calls, accused his company’s critics Wednesday of…

  • Colorado mine spill prompts changes in warning system

    DENVER (AP) — A massive wastewater spill from an old gold mine in Colorado has prompted state officials to expand the list of downstream users they will warn after such accidents. Last month, Colorado health…

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ____ September 2 The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana on the rescuers during Hurricane Katrina: The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the levee…

  • Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Olympic organizers have agreed to test for viruses in Rio’s sewage-filled waters. But even if they find high virus counts, organizers say they have no plans to move venues. Why…

  • Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress. The decisive 34th…

  • Fed report shows autos and housing fueling US growth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While U.S. housing and auto sales showed strength over the summer, manufacturers were feeling pressure from China’s economic slowdown and the oil industry was squeezed by lower energy prices. That’s the U.S.…

  • White House welcomes Senate support of Iran nuclear deal

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House says it’s encouraged that more than a third of the Senate has announced support for the nuclear deal with Iran. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says…