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  • HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's...

  • Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species

    GENEVA (AP) — About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups. The study Tuesday from the Swiss-based WWF largely blamed human threats to nature for a...

  • Obama, Indian PM Narenda Modi dine

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be fasting, but that did not stop him from dining with President Obama Monday night.

  • US Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the dreaded disease....

  • 25th anniversary of East German exodus to the West

    PRAGUE (AP) — A former foreign minister of West Germany has arrived in Prague to meet former refugees from the East and commemorate events that led to communism's collapse in Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany. Hans-Dietrich Genscher struck a deal with East German authorities to...

  • UK government plans curbs on nonviolent extremism

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's interior minister has proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or publishing on social media even if they are not breaking any laws. Home Secretary Theresa May told a conference of the governing Conservatives that if re-elected...

  • ECB under pressure as inflation falls again

    LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 18 euro countries dipped further toward zero in September, piling pressure on the European Central Bank to pull the trigger on its biggest stimulus weapon — a large-scale program to create new money. Expectations that the bank will back such a program— similar...

  • News Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. is spending about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion. News Corp. says it will pay $21 per share in cash for each outstanding share of Move. That represents a 37 percent...

  • Judge skeptical of Partners deal

    BOSTON (AP) — The planned takeover of three suburban hospitals by Partners Healthcare has been further delayed by a judge who raised serious concerns about the deal. Partners, the state's biggest health care system, has been trying for three years to merge with South Shore Hospital in Weymouth...

  • Cause sought for crash fatal to 2 New York women

    NEWFANE, N.Y. (AP) — Police are trying to determine why two cars collided on a rural western New York road, killing the women driving the vehicles. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office tells local media that the cars collided head-on around 7:15 a.m. Monday in the town of Newfane, on Lake...

  • PayPal to separate from eBay in 2015

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — PayPal is splitting from EBay Inc. and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year. The separation is expected to occur in the second half of 2015. EBay said Tuesday that its board decided that the separation was the best path for growth and shareholder...

  • 31 apply for Lafayette airport director position

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Officials say Lafayette Regional Airport has received 31 applications for the director's job, which opened in June when longtime Director Greg Roberts resigned. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1rzJNPu ) the airport began advertising for the position Aug. 15. The...

  • RV industry shipments on best pace since 2007

    ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Business is still looking good this year for northern Indiana's recreational vehicle companies. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association says combined shipments of towable RVs and motorhomes rose by nearly 6 percent in August from the same month last year. The Elkhart...

  • Woman shot at Syracuse park last week dies

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old woman shot while talking to friends in a Syracuse park last week has died from her injuries. Officials say Jenna Sweeting-Vigliotti died Monday at a Syracuse hospital, where she had been in critical condition since being hit by gunfire late...

  • Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives. Soon her mother's sorrow became so...



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