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  • Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle

    HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city. The strike comes as...

  • Grant to 3 counties studying promotion of I-269

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — A $53,000 grant has been awarded by the Delta Regional Authority for a marketing and feasibility study along what will become the I-269 corridor. Christopher Masingill, federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority, tells The Commercial Appeal...

  • Tesco suspends execs over inflated profit report

    LONDON (AP) — Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by revenue, has suspended four executives and launched an accounting investigation after admitting that its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million). The accounting irregularity led the company to issue on Monday its...

  • 5 cheetah cubs born at Metro Richmond Zoo

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Metro Richmond Zoo is celebrating the births of five cheetah cubs. Media outlets report that a 3-year-old cheetah named Milani gave birth to the cubs on Friday. Five other cubs were born at the zoo last October. One died in May from what was believed to be a bacterial...

  • At least 1 dead in fatal car crash on LI

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say at least one person has died in a car crash on Long Island. The southbound lanes of the Meadowbrook State Parkway near Uniondale are closed while police investigate. State police say the accident occurred just after midnight Monday around the Hempstead...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 22

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ORLANDO AND ATLANTA UP FOR MAJOR SCHOOL AWARD The Orange County school system is vying for the largest education award given to U.S. school districts. Officials will announce the $1...

  • Md. officer suspended after assault charge

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's County police officer has been suspended after he was charged with assault over the weekend. Prince George's police say that Baltimore police charged Officer Michael O'Connell with second-degree assault on Saturday. O'Connell was off-duty at the...

  • 3 Fantasy 5 players win $58,822.50 jackpots

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $58,822.50 each. The Florida Lottery said Monday the winning tickets were purchased in Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami. The 272 tickets matching four numbers won $104.50 each....

  • DC mayor to discuss infant mortality efforts in NY

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is heading to New York to talk about the District's efforts to reduce infant mortality. Gray is participating in the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in Manhattan on Monday. The mayor and leaders of the nonprofit group hope that...

  • South Africa: Park staff arrested for poaching

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A ranger and two other employees of South Africa's parks service were arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching in the country's flagship wildlife reserve, the agency said Monday. The three suspects were found with a hunting rifle and ammunition in the Lower Sabie area of...

  • China reveals cases of torture in police detention

    BEIJING (AP) — Three police officers and four other people have been convicted of torturing suspects to obtain confessions, China's official state news agency reported, in a rare instance of prosecution of the practice. One of the cases resulted in the death of a man who was tortured with...

  • Search continues for diver missing off S. Florida

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing while diving off Fort Lauderdale. Officials say Marc Raroha of Pompano Beach never surfaced while diving with two others on Saturday afternoon. According to Miami broadcast stations, the search began with...

  • Russia wants to keep Ukraine off UN radar

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders gather at the U.N. this week, the U.S. and its European allies are consumed by efforts to blunt the savage advance of the Islamic State group, to end the raging Ebola epidemic and to make progress in nuclear negotiations with Iran. That's likely just fine...

  • Half-mile long haunted attraction opens in Pontiac

    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Ed Terebus added a new item last week to Erebus Haunted Attraction's lost-and-found display case: dentures. The false teeth join wallets, belts, cellphones, eyeglasses, complete pairs of shoes and even hairpieces left in the wake of tens of thousands of customers,...

  • Nebraska Corn Board donates $2M for UNL professor

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Corn Board is donating $2 million to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to create an endowed professorship. The donation will support a professor at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources who will focus on corn and finding new uses for the crop....



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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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