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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Europe rethinks train security after Americans thwart 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Egyptian court sentences 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists to 3 years in prison CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a…

  • 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…

  • Where to house Europe’s migrants? Schools, barracks, parks

    PARIS (AP) — With more and more refugees appearing in Europe daily this summer, cities and towns are grappling with a basic but crucial problem: Where can they all sleep? Tent camps are the most…

  • Correction: France-Stopping the Wolves story

    PARIS (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about terrorist attacks, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the percentage of attacks for which extremist groups have claimed responsibility. Extremist groups have claimed responsibility for only 35…

  • This Date In Baseball

    Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA Aug. 30 1905 — Ty Cobb made his major league debut, hitting a double off Jack Chesbro of the New York Highlanders in the Tigers’ 5-3 victory. 1910 — Tom Hughes…

  • Obama: US-Israel ties will improve after Iran deal in place

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is comparing tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and says he expects quick improvements in ties between the longtime allies…

  • Experts say tough talk on China overlooks economic realities

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. Spurred by the stock market’s wild ride, they lashed out at the…

  • Greek election could result in new, big coalition govt

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, is banking on his popularity to win a national election next month and strengthen his grip on power after purging his radical left Syriza party…

  • Police: Construction crooner found dead in apparent suicide

    NEW YORK (AP) — A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead in an apparent suicide, a month after he disappeared…

  • Ex-Subway ad exec says he didn’t know of Fogle’s sex crimes

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former executive who was in charge of Subway’s advertising says he wasn’t aware of pitchman Jared Fogle’s criminal sexual conduct with minors. Jeff Moody, who was CEO of the Subway…