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Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car was “clearly linked to terrorist ideology,” officials said Tuesday. One of two soldiers hit by a car in a city near...

Argentina demands ‘Top Gear’ apology from BBC

LONDON (AP) — Argentina’s ambassador to Britain is demanding an apology from the BBC over an ill-fated trip by car show “Top Gear” to the South American country. The program’s crew had to leave Argentina hastily last month after they faced violent...
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Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a “dog house” fight that was supposed to last...
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Ukraine asks for big EU loan during gas standoff

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukraine has asked the European Union for an additional loan of $2.5 billion as it struggles to cope with the implications of its standoff with Russia. EU Commission spokesman Simon O’Connor said Tuesday that the request will be “evaluated in...
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U.S. urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement. Pritzker, who is leading the Commerce Department’s first trade mission to Japan in two decades, said Tuesday...

Staples investigating possible data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. The office supplier retailer said that if it turns up any data discrepancies during its investigation,...

New rules on banks’ risk in mortgage bonds eased

WASHINGTON (AP) — New U.S. rules aimed at getting banks to take on more of the risk when they package and sell mortgage securities are being relaxed with an eye to spurring broader home lending. Federal regulators have dropped a key requirement: a 20 percent down payment...
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Stocks rise, helped by Chinese data, Apple results

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were solidly higher in early trading Tuesday, the market’s fourth straight day of advances, following an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly earnings from Apple and other big companies. KEEPING SCORE: The...

New Mexico man’s typo costs him thousands on bill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man says he made an error while paying his electric bill that led him to overpay by thousands of dollars. The Public Service Company of New Mexico says it could take weeks to get him his money back. KOB-TV reports that Rio Rancho...

Store clerk tells bandit to bug off with spray can

BERLIN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide. State police say a masked woman entered the CSI Coalfield Mini Market in Berlin, Pennsylvania, on Sunday night....