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September 2, 2014 - 1:19am
8 min 54 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.

The trial begins Tuesday in federal court and comes just over 13 months after Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy.

Bill Nowling, spokesman for Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr, said the city expects to cut $12 billion in unsecured debt to...

September 2, 2014 - 1:17am
8 min 54 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.

Thanks to an infusion of $1 million from the city, another 100 "Safe Passage" workers will be on routes that students walk through crime-ridden neighborhoods to get to school when classes resume on Tuesday. And after Gov. Pat Quinn pledged $10 million, officials said...

September 1, 2014 - 9:36pm
8 min 54 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.

Spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the U.S. was assessing the results and would provide more information when appropriate. No further details were available.

The U.S. action comes after Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital that was attacked Sunday by seven...

September 1, 2014 - 9:30pm
8 min 54 sec ago

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert.

Friday's official peak attendance of 65,922 was within the population cap of 68,000 the federal Bureau of Land Management imposed on the quirky art and music festival 110 miles north of Reno, said Gene Seidlitz, manager of the agency's Winnemucca District.

The number was down from last year'...

September 1, 2014 - 9:00pm
8 min 54 sec ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

1. PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS CHANGE DEMANDS

As peace talks get underway, The insurgents have softened their call for full independence from Ukraine, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for greater autonomy.

2. HOW BELIEFS MAY SHAPE VIEWS OF MICHAEL BROWN KILLING

Those who see no gray...

September 1, 2014 - 6:49pm
1 hour 18 min ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child.

Underwood and Fisher posted the announcement on their social media accounts on Monday. Underwood's publicist confirmed the couple will be expecting their first child in the spring.

The 31-year-old Underwood shot to fame after winning "American Idol." She has won six Grammys and sold more than...

September 1, 2014 - 6:00pm
2 hours 8 min ago

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — It isn't often a team gains confidence following a defeat, but for Oklahoma State, being able to compete on a level playing field with No. 1 Florida State last Saturday night provided a nice boost.

Despite falling 37-31 to the defending national champion Seminoles at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. — after trailing 17-0 midway through the second quarter — the Cowboys (0-1) feel good about themselves heading into their home opener this weekend...

September 1, 2014 - 5:45pm
1 hour 18 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.

Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said workers in a couple of dozen cities were trained to peacefully engage in civil disobedience ahead of this week's planned protests.

Fells...

September 1, 2014 - 5:31pm
2 hours 38 min ago

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma said all summer it expected to field a better defense than the unit that led the Big 12 in total defense last year.

The Sooners are off to a good start. They shut down Louisiana Tech for much of a 48-16 win Saturday night. Oklahoma held the Bulldogs to just 245 yards, including 54 yards rushing on 29 attempts.

Oklahoma's starters were especially dominant. The Sooners led 31-0 before the Bulldogs scored their first points...

September 1, 2014 - 5:24pm
2 hours 8 min ago

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday.

U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued a temporary restraining order late Sunday that blocked enforcement of the new law that took effect Monday. The law requires physicians at all...

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