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UK earnings edge up, unemployment falls more than expected

LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The earnings of British workers picked up in the three months to July but still lagged far behind inflation, even as unemployment fell more than expected, official data showed. The data from the Office for National Statistics also showed the slowest growth in employment in more than a year, suggesting some of the strength in the labour market might be easing. The Bank of England has put pay at the centre of its thinking on when to raise interest rates and Wednesday's data helped explain why it halved its forecasts for earnings growth in 2014 to 1.25 percent. ...

Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?"

Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.

Excitement and relief in landmark Fiji election

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than a quarter-century of political turmoil and eight years of autocratic rule. But democracy may not have much of a new look to it.

China police formally arrest Chan son in drug case

BEIJING (AP) — Prosecutors in Beijing say police have formally arrested the son of film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to take drugs.

Shelling in eastern Ukraine, at least 1 dead

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A building has been hit by rocket fire in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, killing at least one person and adding to the growing number of civilian casualties in the region despite a nearly two-week-old cease-fire.

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Five iOS 8 features you'll love

You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, goes live on Wednesday.

Cops: Suspect may hunt more officers

He's a survivalist with an extensive shooting background and a grudge against law enforcement, officials say.

Union files Ray Rice appeal

Ray Rice took the first step toward a possible return to the football field Tuesday evening when the NFL players' union announced it had filed an appeal of his indefinite suspension by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Brit sought in death of 2 on Thai beach

The families of two Britons battered to death on a popular Thai resort island have paid tribute to them, as police said they were looking for a British man in connection with their killings.

World's strangest-looking plane turns 20

The world's strangest looking airplane is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its first flight this week.

Charged in son's death 31 years later

It's been 31 years since Stanley Guidroz first reported his 3-year-old son missing in Tacoma, Washington.

He wanted to shoot U.S. troops, authorities say

An owner of a New York food store funded ISIS, tried to send jihadists to Syria to fight and plotted to do some killing himself, federal authorities allege.

Guide recounts Sotloff abduction

Yosef Abobaker, abducted along with Steven Sotloff and later freed, says U.S. officials did not try to interview him before ISIS executed the American journalist.

Testimony ends in crossed wires

It's the one tenet of President Barack Obama's ISIS strategy that's remained ironclad: No U.S. troops are headed back into Iraq for combat.

Source: Rivers' doc took selfie

A clinic staffer told investigators a doctor took a selfie in the procedure room as Joan Rivers was anesthetized, a source says.

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Friends, family recall whippings to Peterson

Friends and family of Adrian Peterson's in Texas paint a bleak portrait in interviews with USA Today of a father who saw few if any limits to using mild to moderate violence as a tool for punishing his son.

Vikings bar Peterson until case is resolved

The Minnesota Vikings have reversed course on Adrian Peterson, putting him on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list until his child-abuse case is resolved, which bars him from all team activities, the team said.

Warner, Seau among 1st-year HOF nominees

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Mayor: Talks with 6 possible Hawks owners

Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

Girardi livid at Rays: Yanks 'not pin cushions'

Following a loss that saw three New York Yankees ejected and the benches clear, a "pissed" Joe Girardi accused the Tampa Bay Rays of pitching inside incompetently.

NFLPA appeals Rice's indefinite suspension

The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.

O's end East title drought with rout of Jays

The Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes to beat the Blue Jays 8-2 Tuesday.

Colts' collapse costs bettor $100K payday

A $5 bet was poised to turn into a $100,000 payday before the Indianapolis Colts melted down Monday night.
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