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Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

DETROIT | The reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — in some cases, five times as expensive as last season.

10 hours ago

Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared his country's recent bombing campaign in Gaza to the U.S.-led strikes against militants in Iraq and Syria, saying Hamas and the Islamic State group share the same goal of world domination.

12 hours ago

Illiana Expressway clears environmental review

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The planned Illiana Expressway between Indiana and Illinois has cleared a federal environmental review.

September 28, 2014 10:15 pm
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces prepare to rescue climbers near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surro…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at a cabin near the peak of Mount Ontake as plumes of smoke billow in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high in…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Rescue workers carry a climber rescued from Mount Ontake into an ambulance, in Kiso, Nagano prefecture in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area …

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Plumes of smoke and ash billow from Mount Ontake as it continues to erupt in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake in central Japan erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. An e…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces carry a person rescued from a cabin on Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surroundin…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Rescuers help an injured person on Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. An estimated 40 people were stranded at mountai…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation on Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in a…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

A climber is lifted by a helicopter as being rescued from the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. Rescue worke…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

A helicopter of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force lifts a person injured during the eruption on Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surroundi…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces carry a person rescued from a cabin, top left, near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and …

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at an ash-covered cabin, center left, near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Sunday. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky an…

September 28, 2014 11:21 am
U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

SANLIURFA, Turkey | Airstrikes likely carried out by the U.S.-led coalition struck an oil refinery in Syria held by the Islamic State group on Sunday, shaking buildings and sending flames shooting into the air near the Turkish border, a witness and activists said.

September 28, 2014 10:10 am Photos

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US-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

US-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

In this Saturday, Sept. 27 2014 photo, provided by the anti-government activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians inspecting the rubble of damaged houses following a Syrian government airstrike …

September 28, 2014 9:04 am
US-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

US-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

In this Saturday, Sept. 27 2014 photo, provided by the anti-government activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians walking amid the rubble of damaged houses following a Syrian government airstrik…

September 28, 2014 9:04 am
US-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

US-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

Syrian refugees, mostly Kurds from Kobani, arrive at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

September 28, 2014 9:04 am
US-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

US-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

A Syrian refugee from Kobani carries her belongings as she arrives at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

September 28, 2014 9:04 am
US-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

US-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

Syrian refugees, mostly Kurds from Kobani, rest after arriving at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

September 28, 2014 9:04 am
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