Syria debate on hold, Obama refocuses on agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the prospect of a military strike on Syria receding, President Barack Obama on Thursday tried to refocus on a pressing domestic agenda as key benchmarks on the budget and health care quickly approach. The…
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Ninja doctor busted

Ohio anesthesiologist dressed like a Ninja is accused of trying to kill his daughter's estranged neurosurgeon husband. …

Obama: Hopeful about talks with Russia over Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he’s hopeful Secretary of State John Kerry’s meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Switzerland can “yield a concrete result” on Syria. Kerry opened two days of meeting with his…

Some Pittsburghers cited for parking in driveways

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some Pittsburghers are being ticketed or warned not to park in their own driveways under an obscure ordinance that requires them to pay $225 for a permit if they wish to park within 30 feet…

BC-MI–Michigan Weekend Advisory, MI

Here’s a look at AP’s news coverage plans for the weekend. If you have any questions about the plans, please call News Editor Roger Schneider in the Detroi……

A 7-day rally in US stocks fades away

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is edging lower at midday as the longest rally since July peters out. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 23 points, or 0.2 percent, at 15,304 as of noon Eastern…

Blood collections suspended due to dengue fever

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A blood collection agency is suspending its blood donation program in Martin and St. Lucie counties due to the risk of a dengue fever outbrea……

Obama to host Italian PM at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will host Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta at the White House next month. The White House says the visit will focus on the global economy as well as shared challenges in North…

Sanders pushes access to dental care

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is continuing to push for better and more affordable access to dental care for Americans. The left-leaning ind……