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  • Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

    TOKYO (AP) — Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820, according to the latest government...

  • US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor's. Even as income for the affluent...

  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    DENVER (AP) — The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed...

  • Report: Income inequality affects Missouri taxes

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new report uses Missouri as one of its case studies while concluding that the national growth of income inequality is having a negative effect on state tax revenues. The report by Standard & Poor's credit rating agency notes Missouri's average annual tax revenue...

  • Report: Wealth gap could threaten Indiana revenues

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new report says Indiana is among the top 10 states most reliant on sales taxes for their revenue, but a growing wealth gap between its richest residents and everyone else could put an increasing strain on the state's revenue system. The report by the credit ratings agency...

  • Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job. Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong...

  • New study on 'income inequality' looks at Mass.

    BOSTON (AP) — Advocates for changing Massachusetts' personal income tax may have new fuel for their campaign, as a new national study suggests a more progressive income tax that requires wealthier individuals to pay higher tax rates could help states deal with revenue problems. Standard &...

  • Report: Income inequality cuts Conn. tax revenue

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tax revenue in Connecticut is more volatile than in most other states as capital gains and stock trades for the rich gyrate while wages earned by everyone else have barely increased since before the recession, according to a new report. Tax revenue growth has also slowed...

  • NY tax receipts rise despite growing income gap

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York tax collections have continued rising despite a growing income gap between its richest residents and everyone else, even as a national study shows overall growth in state tax receipts slowing as the income gap widens across the U.S. State officials say New York's...

  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the...

  • Hearing planned amid Chinese incinerator protests

    BEIJING (AP) — Officials in a southern Chinese town where a proposed garbage incinerator drew thousands of protesters over the weekend say no firm plans have been made for the plant's location and that a public hearing will be held on the issue. Hundreds of people marched against the project in...

  • Asian stocks tumble on disappointing China data

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks tumbled Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 0.8 percent to 24,392.86 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.6 percent to...

  • AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor

    BANGKOK (AP) — Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. presidents and American political campaigns, has been named Asia-Pacific regional photo editor for The Associated Press. The appointment was announced Monday by...

  • Samsung accuses LG execs of damaging its products

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives from rival LG Electronics Inc. of vandalizing its washing machines at stores in Germany earlier this month and has asked for an official investigation. In a statement Sunday, Samsung said it had asked the Seoul...

  • Powerful Hurricane Odile bears in on Mexico's Baja

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A powerful Hurricane Odile closed in on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday night as Mexican authorities evacuated vulnerable coastal areas and readied shelters for up to 30,000 people. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Odile's core was on a track...



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