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  • 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...

  • 3 Fantasy 5 players win $64,106.14 jackpots

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $64,106.14 each. The Florida Lottery said Tuesday the winning tickets were purchased in Clearwater, Fort Myers and Miami. The 285 tickets matching four numbers won $108.50...

  • Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Bell will try playing in a train station again, but this time he hopes it's conducive to making music. Seven years ago, the acclaimed violinist performed incognito in a Washington subway station, but almost no one stopped to listen. It was an experiment with The...

  • Romney to help raise money for Comstock in Va.

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is coming to northern Virginia to help an old ally in her congressional campaign. Romney is headlining a fundraiser Tuesday night in McLean for Barbara Comstock, who served as his Virginia campaign co-chair in 2012 and was one of...

  • 2 Metro train lines affected by weekend work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says trains on the orange and red lines will be affected by weekend work. Metro says starting Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through system closing on Sunday, orange line trains will operate every 16 minutes, rather than every 12 minutes. On the red line, trains will...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Your stories from the Washington Examiner

    Scroll down for the latest from the Washington Examiner: » Lawmakers demand answers from Secret Service chief Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will be on the hot seat Tuesday morning after lawmakers rejected her request that the hearing be held in a closed, classified forum.

  • 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...



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