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  • Samsung to launch new phone in China before Apple

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its latest Galaxy Note 4 smartphone will go on sale in China and South Korea later this month as its flagging mobile business tries to defend sales from Apple's new iPhones. Samsung said all three South Korean mobile operators...

  • Mars missions: Successes and failures

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Getting a spacecraft to orbit Mars is a complex mission that few countries have attempted, and even fewer have achieved. The former Soviet Union made the world's first attempt in 1960, but the satellite didn't get far from Earth. The United States had the first successful...

  • Asian stocks drift after Wall Street slide

    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets drifted Wednesday as the boost from stronger Chinese manufacturing was offset by grim economic news from Europe and airstrikes in Syria. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average was down 0.2 percent at 16,174.69 while Seoul's Kospi rose 0.1 percent to...

  • Oklahoma City Council considers new effort to fight blight

    By William Crum, Staff Writer The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday set a public hearing for Oct. 7 on a new proposal to fight blight. The council’s last effort — a registry of vacant and abandoned buildings — was outlawed last spring by the Legislature. The latest proposal includes fines for...

  • India succeeds putting spacecraft in Martian orbit

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers. Scientists broke into wild cheers as the orbiter's engines completed 24 minutes of burn...

  • Long sentences given in Miss Venezuela's slaying

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Three men who confessed to killing a former Miss Venezuela and her husband in a crime that shocked a nation increasingly accustomed to violence have each been sentenced to more than 20 years in jail. The sentences were handed down Tuesday by a court in Valencia, near...

  • Inhofe fundraiser event causes flap

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer LONE WOLF — A fund-raising event for U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe in which about 1,000 captive live pigeons were thrown up into the air to be shot by Inhofe and his political supporters has an animal rights group crying foul. “It’s cruel. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Australian police shoot suspected terrorist dead

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A terror suspect shot dead after he stabbed two Australian counterterrorism police officers had his passport canceled recently on national security grounds, top police officials said Wednesday. Some experts suspect Tuesday's attack was inspired by the Islamic State...

  • Paul Oliver's family sues NFL over his suicide

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver sued the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his suicide last year. The suit was filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court against the league, the Chargers, the New...

  • Life term for China scholar chills ethnic dialogue

    BEIJING (AP) — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could end up radicalizing minority groups already resentful of central government rule, scholars and analysts said. A court found...

  • Scientists: India has triumphed in first mission to Mars, putting satellite in planet's orbit

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Scientists: India has triumphed in first mission to Mars, putting satellite in planet's orbit .

  • Ports mostly reopen after Los Angeles-area fire

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that raged overnight on the underside of an old wooden wharf was finally quelled Tuesday but not before all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and several in adjacent Long Beach harbor were shut down for most of the day because of worries about unhealthy...

  • Ex-Chinese planning official on trial for graft

    BEIJING (AP) — The former deputy chief of the agency in charge of steering the world's second-largest economy went on trial Wednesday accused of taking bribes, Chinese state media reported, as a campaign against official corruption intensifies. Liu Tienan was an official of vice-ministerial...

  • After airstrikes, can U.S. allies do the job?

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said that he would recommend sending U.S. combat troops back to Iraq if it were the only way to defeat Islamist extremists. Though widely seen as a gaffe, what he describes is a very possible worst-case scenario.

  • The IRS targeted organizations teaching the Constitution and Bill of Rights

    Over at the Volokh Conspiracy blog, Georgetown law professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz reports that on Jan. 20, 2012, the IRS revised its BOLO ("Be On the Lookout") list to include "political action type organizations involved in . . . educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights."



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