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  • Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at father's death

    SYDNEY (AP) — Nicole Kidman revealed she was heartbroken over the death of her father this month and thanked well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers. "We would just like to thank everyone for their love and prayers over these past couple of weeks," the actress and her singer...

  • Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process. That's caused frustration within the administration and raised doubts that President Barack Obama can fulfill his campaign promise to close the U.S. prison in Cuba for...

  • Australia says man sent money to American in Syria

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One man was arrested in counterterrorism raids in the Australian city of Melbourne on Tuesday after police said he provided money to a U.S. citizen fighting alongside extremists in Syria. Hassan El Sabsabi, 23, appeared briefly in a Melbourne court on six counts of...

  • More and more French joining Mideast jihad

    PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister says the number of French radicals joining extremists in Syria and Iraq has soared this year, saying that justifies a tough new anti-terrorist law adopted this month. Bernard Cazeneuve said on RTL radio Tuesday that the number of French radicals in the...

  • Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

    ABOARD THE COCONUT PRINCESS (AP) — 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. Cheers erupted on board at the sight of the distant land, and Zhang and the other passengers scurried to...

  • Gov't to reveal drug company payments to doctors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is planning to release data Tuesday on drug and medical device company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctors. The goal is to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine. Consumer groups say it's overdue, but doctors' groups...

  • Revel casino auction to continue on Tuesday

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bankruptcy court auction for Revel, the failed luxury casino-hotel on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, is scheduled to resume. An auction that began last Wednesday was suspended due to the approach of the Rosh Hashanah holiday. It will continue on Tuesday. Revel has...

  • Lufthansa long-haul pilots start 15-hour strike

    BERLIN (AP) — Pilots on Lufthansa's long-haul fleet have started a 15-hour walkout at the airline's main Frankfurt hub in a festering contract dispute. The Vereinigung Cockpit union called members out on strike from 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) Tuesday in its fourth limited several-hour walkout over...

  • China manufacturing growth in September low

    BEIJING (AP) — A survey has found China's manufacturing activity in September held steady at the previous month's low level, indicating the world's second-largest economy faces risks to growth. HSBC Corp. said Tuesday its monthly purchasing managers' index stood at 50.2 on a 100-point scale on...

  • Ikea's lone Michigan store is planning expansion

    CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A building adjacent to an Ikea store west of Detroit is set to be demolished as part of the Swedish retailer's plan to expand its lone Michigan location. The razing of the 30,000 square-foot building is to take place on Tuesday in Canton Township. Ikea Canton...



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