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  • Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings

    HONG KONG (AP) — Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned Wednesday that if the territory's leader doesn't resign by the end of Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. By raising the stakes in the standoff, the...

  • Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Rebels in eastern Ukraine appear to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport of Donetsk, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists that further undermines a shaky cease-fire in the region. A rebel commander at a checkpoint not far from the...

  • UK drops terrorism case for ex-Guantanamo inmate

    LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have dropped terrorism charges against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects. Moazzam Begg had been due to stand trial next week on seven counts relating to the war in Syria. On Wednesday, a judge at...

  • Consumers Energy builds new 24-mile pipeline

    COLDWATER, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy has built a 24-mile natural gas pipeline in southwestern Michigan that's part of a $120 million project. The pipeline runs through St. Joseph and Branch counties and completes a 90-mile pipeline corridor, which the utility says will increase reliability...

  • Virginia teen charged with killing half-brother

    POUND, Va. (AP) — A Southwest Virginia teenager faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of his half-brother. Wise County commonwealth's attorney Ron Elkins tells media outlets that the 15-year-old boy will be tried as a juvenile. The shooting occurred Monday at the...

  • Police say 2 deaths in Potomac may be related

    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say the deaths of two people around the same time in Potomac may be related. Police say firefighters first responded to a small house fire in the garage of a home around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. They put out the fire and found a dead woman inside. Shortly...

  • Reports: Blasts in central Syria cause casualties

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say two explosions have struck near a school in the central city of Homs, causing casualties, including among children. Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory says the explosions occurred in a government-controlled area dominated by minority...

  • Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

    OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's summit was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between huge boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered a dozen bodies on Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of...

  • Canfor to buy Miss. sawmill for $48.7 million

    HERMANVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Canadian company is buying a sawmill in southwest Mississippi for $48.7 million. Canfor Corp. of Vancouver, British Columbia, said Tuesday that it would buy Southern Lumber Co. of Hermanville from the Dearman and Sulser families. Southern Lumber makes pine boards,...

  • Community Health takes over Natchez hospital

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — It's a new era for Natchez Regional Medical Center. Ownership of the formerly county-owned hospital has been transferred to Community Health Systems, a national company whose affiliates own, operate or lease more than 200 hospitals in 29 states. The ownership transition...

  • Moet bets on bubbly in China with sparkling winery

    YONGNING COUNTY, China (AP) — France's Moet Hennessy is betting on China's taste for bubbly with the launch of sales this month by the first foreign-owned Chinese winery devoted to sparkling wine. China's appetite for Western-style wines has boomed in the past two decades, though the favorite...

  • UN: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. mission in Baghdad says at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the organization's death toll does not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group. Wednesday's statement says 854...

  • Pro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign.

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 1

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JURY TO START DELIBERATING LOUD MUSIC KILLING CASE A jury in Jacksonville will being deciding the fate of a white man who fatally shot a black teenager after an argument over loud music outside a...

  • DC officers begin wearing body cameras

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital will begin wearing cameras Wednesday to record them as they perform their duties and interact with the public. It's part of a $1 million pilot program that D.C. Metro Police Chief Cathy Lanier says will enhance safety for officers and the public...



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