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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 say that if the territory's leader doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. Lester Shum said at a news conference Wednesday that the student...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Supporters OK with Orman's vague campaign

    Greg Orman is taking heat for avoiding questions on politically charged issues and being cagey about which party he would caucus with if he's elected to the Senate. But Kansas voters don't seem to mind.

  • Germany reports Eurofighter manufacturing fault

    BERLIN (AP) — The German military says a manufacturing fault has been discovered in the Eurofighter jet affecting the aircraft's fuselage, leading it to suspend deliveries. Germany's Bundeswehr said late Tuesday the error involves drill holes on the rear of the planes' fuselage and results from...

  • Global stocks mixed after Wall Street decline

    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and Hong Kong braced for bigger pro-democracy protests. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's Dax index gained 0.2 percent to 9,490.72 while Britain's FTSE fell 0.4 percent at 6,622.72 and the CAC-40 in Paris shed 0.1 percent to...

  • Driver charged with hit-run that killed pedestrian

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested a Brooklyn man for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident that killed a pedestrian in Manhattan. Police charged 25-year-old Beltran Macgyver with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death. The incident occurred Sunday near Union Square....

  • Baltimore man gets 12 years for sex trafficking

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to forcing young women to work as prostitutes. Travis Lamont Foote pleaded guilty in Maryland federal court Tuesday as part of a plea agreement. Under the agreement, the 31-year-old Foote pleaded...



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