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  • EU sets new climate targets, pledges aid to developing nations

    The European Union will aim to slash greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, European Commission President Josè Manuel Barroso said Tuesday at the United Nations climate summit.

  • UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth. Tuesday's one-day summit at the annual...

  • Iran leader: Strikes in Syria illegal, no gov't OK

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved or coordinated with Syria's government. Meeting Tuesday with several news editors on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly...

  • Syrian refugees in Turkey reach 150,000

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Syrian Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State group near the border with Turkey on Tuesday welcomed airstrikes carried out by the United States and five Arab countries against the militants, while more refugees poured into Turkey from Syria to escape the fierce fighting...

  • Raw: Deadly Floods and Landslides Hit India

    Landslides and flash floods triggered by two days of heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in India's remote northeast, officials said on Tuesday. (Sept. 23) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Gauhati, India - 23 Sep 2014 ++4:3++ 1. Wide of people walking along flooded street 2....

  • Greek PM: no 3rd bailout, will set out reform plan

    BERLIN (AP) — Greece isn't seeking another financial rescue and will soon set out a new economic reform program to underpin the recovery, the country's prime minister said Tuesday as he visited key creditor Germany. Since 2010, Greece has relied on two bailout packages totaling 240 billion...

  • Australian counterterror officer shoots man dead

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A man was shot dead and two counterterrorism police were stabbed in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city on Tuesday, police said. It was not immediately clear whether the violence was related to a recent call from the Islamic State group to supporters to...

  • Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features. Those are among the conclusions of a report...

  • Chief: LA port fire sparked by welding torch

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spark from a welder's torch caused a fire at a Port of Los Angeles wharf that was smoldering and sending up a huge plume of smoke Tuesday after forcing about 850 people to evacuate the night before, the city's fire chief said. At least one elementary school was closed for...

  • USDA: Illinois corn harvest continues lagging

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' corn harvest continues to lag at a pace roughly one-quarter of the average over the previous five years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest weekly update. The USDA said just 6 percent of the state's corn crop has been brought in from the...

  • TTM Technologies buying competitor

    CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin technology company says it's buying a competitor in a cash and stock deal worth $927 million. TTM Technologies, based in Chippewa Falls, makes printed circuit boards for electronic devices. The acquisition of Viasystems Group, Inc., of St. Louis,...

  • NetJets gets China's OK for new private jet firm

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — NetJets says its new joint venture will soon begin offering private charter flights in China now that regulators there have granted the company an operating certificate. NetJets, which sells partial ownership interests in business jets in the United States and Europe, has...

  • Carnival beats Street 3Q forecasts

    MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp. (CCL) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.25 billion. The Miami-based company said it had profit of $1.60 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $1.58 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average...

  • Man wanted on homicide, arson, child porn charges

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man who is wanted for killing his parents, setting their house on fire and also on child pornography charges in New Hampshire is believed to be in the Tampa Bay area. St. Petersburg police and the U.S. Marshals Service on Tuesday said that Matthew...

  • Bush, Palin to stump in Kansas

    Bush and Palin will join the three-term senator -- currently in a tight re-election race -- at a luncheon in Wichita.



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