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  • HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them, threatening wider actions if he did not, after he said Tuesday that China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has...

  • Seismic Activity Halts Recovery at Japan Volcano

    Rescuers were forced to suspend plans to recover at least two dozen bodies from near the summit of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Tuesday after increased seismic activity raised concern about the possibility of another eruption. (Sept. 30) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Otaki,...

  • US home prices rise at slowest pace in 20 months

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 6.7 percent in July from 12 months earlier. That's down from an 8.1 percent...

  • Obama welcomes signing of Afghan security pact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the signing of a security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan marks a "historic day" in the partnership between the two countries. The pact allows about 10,000 American troops to stay in Afghanistan after the end of this year. It was signed...

  • EBay to split off lucrative PayPal business

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, mobile payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday. Investors applauded the news, sending eBay's shares up nearly 7 percent in morning trading. The move comes after months of pressure from activist...

  • O'Hare, Midway airports nearing normal capacity

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago's airports are nearing normal activity after a fire at an air traffic control center last week brought flights to a halt. The FAA said Tuesday morning that data through midnight showed air traffic flow at O'Hare International...

  • 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 $500-per-person fundraiser Tuesday night in McLean for Barbara Comstock, who served as his Virginia campaign co-chair in 2012...

  • Human remains found in LA County trash facility

    INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) — Human remains found in a trash-sorting facility are being investigated by Los Angeles County homicide detectives. A Sheriff's Department statement says the remains were found Monday night by a worker sorting trash on a conveyor belt at the Athens Services facility in...

  • Splitsville: Gender gap gives way to wedding gap; marrieds chose GOP

    The gender gap is morphing into a marriage gap where married men and women are the Republican side of the new divide and unmarried men and women are Democrats.

  • Link between climate change, extreme weather hard to prove: federal scientists

    Man-made climate change, largely through burning greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels that scientists say warm the planet, did not necessarily explain the 16 extreme weather events for 2013 that the report covered.

  • Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghanis as they take over responsibility for the country's...

  • Image of Asia: A synchronized dive for gold

    In this photo by Kin Cheung, Chinese divers Chen Ruolin, left, and Liu Huixia compete in the women's synchronized 10-meter platform diving final at the Asian Games. They won gold, adding to China's lead in the medal tally at the continental games. With 322 of 439 gold medals decided, China stood...

  • US stocks edge higher in early trading

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as investors set aside worries about the protests in Hong Kong. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 12 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,079 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose a fraction of a...

  • NASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers are preparing to crash a former military helicopter. The Marine helicopter has been retrofitted with a variety of composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries for occupants. Interest in using carbon composites in airframe...

  • Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember

    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A boy and his cat, a principal and her dog — and lasers. They all came together in Draven Rodriquez' senior portrait, which ended up with the teen holding his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and Schenectady High School principal Diane Wilkinson holding her Chihuahua, Vivienne....



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