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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making his first visit to Washington, D.C., this week. He had a private dinner with President Obama Monday night, though the White House wouldn't say whether intellectual property reform was on the agenda. (Associated Press)

Modi pressed to address intellectual property reforms

- The Washington Times

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared that his nation is “open for business,” but some U.S. industry leaders remain troubled by India’s policy toward intellectual property rights and question whether the new leader, making his first visit to Washington this week, will follow through on his promise to address the problem.

Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois G. Lerner has been at the center of a scandal involving her erased hard drive and missing emails. (associated press)

IRS doesn’t do enough to collect on tax debts: audit

- The Washington Times

The IRS wrote off nearly $7 billion in tax debts in cases where it said it couldn’t locate the taxpayer in 2012, but an audit released Monday found that more than half of the time the agency gave up too soon and didn’t show it had done everything needed to prove it could never get the money.

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Brown says he's likely to sign plastic bag ban

- Associated Press

California Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways.

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles City Council member Tom LaBonge displays a visual aid showing locations of NFL football teams at City Hall in Los Angeles. Council members voted 14-0 Wednesday for a resolution saying it is in the interests of both the city and the league to bring a team to Los Angeles. Entertainment firm AEG announced Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, they have requested a six-month extension of the company's agreements with the city of Los Angeles to build a professional football stadium near Staples Center so they can continue negotiations with the NFL to secure a team. AEG's agreements with the city are set to expire on Oct. 18. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Developer asks for more time for LA football plan

Associated Press

A developer that proposed building an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles asked the mayor and other city officials Monday for more time to lure a professional football team.

Tribes share in more than $3M in federal grants

Associated Press

Some American Indian tribes and tribal colleges in North Dakota are getting more than $3 million in federal money to improve safety on reservations and at tribal campuses.

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

- Associated Press

On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the gray shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea.

Gov't to reveal drug company payments to doctors

- Associated Press

Striving to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine, the Obama administration is releasing data on drug company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctors.

Spokane council OKs rules for ride-share services

Associated Press

The Spokane City Council has approved new rules for ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft. The council also passed rules Monday night that ease the regulations for taxis.

Meadery opens in Grand Rapids

- Associated Press

In Greek, the word "Arktos" means "bear." Based on the alcohol-by-volume content of mead out now from the new Arktos Meadery of Grand Rapids, you might need the tolerance of one to drink it.

Quad City International Airport gets $500K grant

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Quad City International Airport a $500,000 grant to grow new air service between Northwest Illinois and Washington, D.C.