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  • Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday. Numan Kurtulmus warned that the number could rise further but insisted that...

  • Blair says airstrikes not enough to beat militants

    LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says airstrikes alone will not be enough to defeat Islamic State group militants. Blair says in an essay on his Faith Foundation website that Western powers should be ready to commit ground forces, warning that "you cannot uproot this...

  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8...

  • German Amazon workers on strike for higher pay

    BERLIN (AP) — Workers at four of Amazon.com's German distribution centers have started a two-day strike in a long-running dispute over wages. The ver.di union said Monday workers at the American online retailer's logistics centers in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Graben and Rheinberg will stay off the...

  • Enrollment slips at Nicholls State

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Enrollment in workforce programs at Nicholls State University increased though total enrollment dipped for the fall semester. Overall enrollment dipped 4 percent, lowering the university's total to 6,298. Officials expected the decline based on the large spring-summer...

  • Carhartt celebrates 125th birthday with beer tour

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan-based clothing maker Carhartt is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a cold one. The Dearborn company plans to kick off a national beer tour Monday in nearby Detroit. In honor of its birthday, Carhartt partnered with New Holland Brewing to make a commemorative beer,...

  • World stock markets slip on China growth jitters

    TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets fell Monday ahead of a preliminary manufacturing survey from China that might show renewed weakness in the world's second-largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent to 6,799.98 after shares in major retailer Tesco plunged on the news it had...

  • New Orleans, heirs fight for control of land

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state appeal court has ruled for New Orleans over control of coastland that brought $8 million in 2012, including rent from Port Fourchon (foo-SHAHN). The Wisner Donation Trust's revenue goes to the city, heirs of philanthropist Edward Wisner, the Salvation Army, Tulane...

  • Samsung may launch first Tizen phone in India

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India before the end of this year, a report said Monday. Samsung's first Tizen-based device will be launched in November in...

  • Tesco issues third profit warning of the year

    LONDON (AP) — Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by revenue, says it overstated expected half-year profit by 250 million pounds ($407 million) as it issued its third profit warning this year. The announcement shocked the markets, with shares falling 7 percent to 213. 34 pence in early trading...

  • James River shellfish harvesting closure lifted

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A portion of the James River has reopened to harvesting shellfish. Virginia public health officials closed the section in the Newport News area of the James to shellfish harvesting on Sept. 9 because of waters that had been fouled by sewage. The ban involved oysters and...

  • USS Mitscher to deploy to Middle East

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Mitscher is preparing to leave Virginia on a deployment to the Middle East. The guided-missile destroyer is set to leave Naval Station Norfolk on Monday. The Navy says the ship will conduct and enforce maritime security operations. It will also provide for...

  • VDOT to hold public meeting on I-81 bridge project

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — The public has an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed replacement of two Interstate 81 bridges in Montgomery County. The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a citizen information meeting on the proposed project from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at...

  • Police: Texas solider beat daughter to death

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — El Paso police have charged a Fort Bliss soldier with capital murder after they say he beat his 2-year-old daughter to death because she soiled her diaper. Police Det. Mike Baranyay says 20-year-old Dartarious Graham was arrested on Sunday. He says the U.S. Army specialist...

  • Memorial held for slain Houston teenager

    HOUSTON (AP) — Family and friends are mourning a Houston-area teenager whose body was found mutilated and left in the woods. A memorial was held Sunday for 14-year-old Jose Meraz. Houston police say a man walking his dog near the Addicks Reservoir found the boy's body Sept. 15. Family members...



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