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  • 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...

  • Metro to be available following post-season games

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says fans attending post-season games at Nationals Park won't have to worry whether they can get back on Metro. Metro and American University announced a partnership Monday that will provide late-night rail service after the games. Under a normal schedule, the last...

  • Original manuscript of US anthem visits Mt. Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — Francis Scott Key's original handwritten manuscript of the "Star-Spangled Banner" is making its first visit to Virginia to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. The Maryland Historical Society is loaning the original manuscript to George Washington's...

  • Islamic militants behead captured Kurds in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Islamic State militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that the nine Kurds were captured during fighting over the...

  • Taxis will charge flat rates from Gulfport airport

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Airport taxi and other ground-transportation companies will begin following new rules at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1vwj2xb ) the airport's board set flat rates the companies can charge to 24 specific destinations,...

  • NY's Central Park Zoo getting 2 grizzly bears

    NEW YORK (AP) — Grizzly bears Betty and Veronica are moving into a new home. The two, who have been at the Bronx Zoo since 1995, are getting new digs at the Central Park Zoo. The Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs both zoos, says the pair will live in an exhibit that has housed the...



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