U.S. private payrolls rise steadily; productivity revised up

WASHINGTON - U.S. private employers maintained a solid pace of hiring in August despite recent global financial market turmoil, suggesting that labor market momentum likely remains strong enough for the Federal Reserve to consider an interest rate hike this year.

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Clinton proposes $7.5 billion fund to fight addiction

- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has laid out a plan for fighting drug and alcohol addiction in the United States, including a new $7.5 billion federal fund to help states tackle a problem afflicting 23 million Americans.

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Manhunt for suspects in Illinois police officer's death enters day two

CHICAGO - The police hunt in northern Illinois for three suspects believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran police officer entered a second day on Wednesday, as local schools were closed and a vigil for the slain officer was planned.

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Obama visits Arctic community to discuss Native issues

ANCHORAGE/JUNEAU Alaska - President Barack Obama on Wednesday will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit a community north of the Arctic Circle, a trek the White House hopes will bring into focus how climate change is affecting Americans. | Video

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Thai police say closer to cracking Bangkok bomb case

BANGKOK - Police claimed significant progress on Wednesday towards finding the mastermind of Thailand's deadliest attack after an arrested man admitted being near the Aug. 17 shrine blast and fingerprints tied him to the room of a suspected bomber.

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Netanyahu threatens to target young Palestinian stone-throwers

JERUSALEM - Israel is considering giving its security forces a freer hand to shoot at young Palestinian stone-throwers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said on Wednesday.

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Texas police audio indicates deputy shooting victim was armed, suicidal

SAN ANTONIO - An audio recording released on Wednesday of a conversation between a dispatcher and Texas county deputies, whose fatal shooting of a man raised questions of whether they acted properly, indicate the man was armed and suicidal and had just harmed his wife and baby.


Migrants shut Eurostar trains to UK, chaos at station in Hungary

CALAIS, France/BUDAPEST - Hundreds of migrants poured overnight onto the high-speed railway linking Paris with London near the French port of Calais, stranding thousands of passengers in darkness for hours aboard Eurostar trains. | Video