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  • Iran to help Lebanon army fight extremists

    BEIRUT (AP) — Iran will supply the Lebanese army with military equipment to be used in fighting Muslim extremist groups, a visiting senior Iranian official said on Tuesday. The announcement marks the first time that Iran has said it would give Lebanon military assistance. Tehran has offered...

  • Viagra ads target women for 1st time

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women. In the new 60-second ad, a middle-aged woman reclining on a bed in a tropical...

  • Expansion planned at Ohio Airstream plant

    JACKSON CENTER, Ohio (AP) — The company that makes the iconic silver Airstream travel-trailers at a western Ohio factory is announcing a $5.9 million expansion. The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/YFXjXF ) reports that Thor Industries announced the expansion on Monday for its Airstream...

  • Nature center defends $5,000 gift from Monsanto

    MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — A $5,000 donation from seed giant Monsanto Co. to a nature center in Mystic has drawn criticism from activists who oppose genetically modified food. The Day of New London reports (http://bit.ly/1nDXzm2 ) that Bob Burns, an organic farmer who leads a New London effort...

  • EU says Ireland grants Apple illegal tax benefits

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's competition watchdog says tax rebates that Ireland granted iPhone maker Apple appear to amount to illegal state aid and may have to be recouped. Apple Inc. funnels the bulk of its international sales through subsidiaries in Ireland, where it benefits from...

  • Albania borrows $150 million to improve power grid

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The World Bank is lending Albania $150 million (€118 million) to help overhaul its dysfunctional state-run power sector and pay for electricity imports from other Balkan states. The Energy Ministry said Tuesday the loan will also be used to boost the efficiency of bill...

  • Las Vegas lands 3rd weekly nonstop Swiss flight

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourists flying between Las Vegas and Zurich will have another nonstop flight. Edelweiss Air announced Monday it will add a third weekly nonstop flight starting next June. The Swiss airline first arrived in May at McCarran International Airport with two weekly nonstop flights....

  • Bankruptcy judge approves sale of Natchez

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — U.S. bankruptcy Judge Neil Olack says he will approve the sale of Natchez Regional Medical Center. With the close of the sale, ownership of the hospital will pass from Adams County to Community Health Systems, the national health care giant that is purchasing the...

  • Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub, dashing hopes that the standoff between demonstrators and authorities could be resolved quickly through negotiations. As pro-democracy protests that...

  • China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances

    BEIJING (AP) — China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17. The Ministry of Industry and...

  • UK revises up Q2 economic growth to 0.9 percent

    LONDON (AP) — The U.K. economy grew faster in the second quarter than previously estimated, with official figures revising up the quarter-on-quarter growth rate by 0.1 percentage points to 0.9 percent. The Office for National Statistics revision came at the same time as officials put into place...

  • Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

    BANGKOK (AP) — A former railway worker in Thailand was sentenced to death Tuesday for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, then killing her and throwing her body out the window, an attack that sparked outrage in the Southeast Asian nation and prompted calls for the execution of...

  • 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....

  • Eurozone inflation falls to near 5-year low

    LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 18 countries that use the euro dipped further toward zero in September, official figures showed Tuesday, a move that's likely to maintain pressure on the European Central Bank to back further stimulus measures. In its first estimate, the EU's statistics...

  • Tourism exec: Miss. needs to shout its message

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Tourism leaders from across the state are in Biloxi this week and will be joined by Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to address a request for an additional $5 million to market Mississippi as a destination. Bryant will close the Governor's Conference on Tourism at the Beau...



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