- Detroit ruling opens threat to NY worker pensions
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy court's decision in Detroit last week putting that city's constitutionally protected public pension on the table cracks opens the door for pension reductions in New York.
- Bombings kill 39 in and around Iraqi capital
BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 11 explosions tore through predominantly Shiite Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 39 people at crowded market places, commercial districts and car repair shops, officials said.
- Tea party battles business over Braves stadium
ATLANTA (AP) — A suburban Atlanta county has spawned the latest skirmish between tea party conservative and mainstream business interests.
- Maine first lady joins wreath procession
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Eleven truckloads of Maine wreaths are going to be rolling toward Arlington National Cemetery.
- Insurance agents feeling left out of "Obamacare"
MIAMI (AP) — When insurance agent Kelly Fristoe recently spent 30 minutes helping a client pick a mid-level health plan and the federal marketplace website froze, he called the government's hotline and tried to finish the application. But the operator refused to credit Fristoe as an agent on the application, meaning he wouldn't get the commission or be listed as the follow-up contact if his client needed help again later.
- Female NJ ex-cons give back through jewelry-making
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A nonprofit organization that provides jobs to poor women in Africa has brought its model to women transitioning out of incarceration in the United States.
- Man dies in single-car rollover in Irasburg, Vt.
IRASBURG, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state police say a Coventry man has died after a crash in Irasburg.
- Police: Driver arrested in Long Island hit-and-run
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island driver is under arrest after police said he hit and killed a pedestrian and drove off.
- Pa. police probe '68 death of Marine ID'd in 2012
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than four decades after her brother vanished from the Philadelphia Naval Hospital, Virginia Cleary learned the young Marine's body was found along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1968 and buried in an unmarked grave.
- Woodley to address SLU graduates
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — University of Louisiana System President Sandra Woodley will deliver the keynote address at Southeastern Louisiana University's graduation ceremonies on Dec. 14.
- Iran says opposes foreign presence in Afghanistan
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country opposes the presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan and the region.
- Central African fighters defy order to stand down
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The mostly Muslim fighters who control Central African Republic patrolled neighborhoods across its capital on Sunday despite an order to return to their barracks, reflecting the sectarian tensions still rippling across the impoverished nation.
- 'La Cage aux Folles' director dies
PARIS (AP) — Edouard Molinaro, nominated for an Oscar for directing "La Cage aux Folles," a French farce about a gay couple that struck a chord with a broad range of audiences, has died at 85.
- Ohio awards money for boating safety education
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has awarded more than $300,000 to support 22 community boating safety education programs across the state next year