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  • Syrian opposition chief urges airstrikes in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of Syria's Western-backed opposition group is calling for immediate U.S. airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Syria. Speaking at a press conference at the United Nations, Hadi Bahra says every day that passes without airstrikes in Syria allows the group...

  • Week of diplomacy: Israel-Hamas talks, Abbas at UN

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — It's a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by the launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for blockaded Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. speech about a new strategy for dealing with Israel. The talks about Gaza's future seem to be a long shot,...

  • UN members endorse Indigenous Peoples rights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations General Assembly has approved a document outlining the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide. The Outcome Document was endorsed by consensus Monday at the start of the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. The gathering brought together more...

  • Judge lowers damages against Hyundai in crash case

    POLSON, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has reduced a punitive damages award from $240 million to $73 million in a lawsuit filed against Hyundai over a crash that killed two Missoula cousins in July 2011. Jurors awarded actual damages of $1 million to each parent and $500,000 to each sibling of...

  • Japanese company to open facility in Kentucky

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Japanese metalworking company said Monday it plans to spend $8.6 million and hire 30 people to open a plant, joining a growing number of Japanese businesses that have come to the state following Toyota's decision to put its largest North American plant in Kentucky. Kowa...

  • US stocks drop as China, oil weigh on markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday. Investors are nervous about China following a run of soft economic data that suggests growth in the world's second-largest...

  • Hundreds speak out on New York casino plans

    COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Supporters and critics of proposals for an Albany area casino weighed in Monday at the first of three days of public hearings on casinos planned for upstate New York. A state board reviewing 16 casino applications is expected to recommend up to four winners this fall, and...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Monday

    Worries about growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks. Investors are nervous about China following soft economic data that suggest the world's second-largest economy is slowing down. On Monday: The Dow Jones industrial...

  • Houston man sentenced for role in tax fraud scheme

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his involvement in a scheme to file more than 250 fraudulent tax returns that claimed nearly $1.3 million in refunds. Thirty-two-year-old Linus Davar Riggs was sentenced in federal court Monday. A second man...

  • Jury: Arab Bank liable in terror attacks

    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. jury has decided that a large Jordan-based bank was liable in a wave of suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded. Jurors reached the verdict on Monday at a civil trial in federal court in Brooklyn. American victims of terrorist...

  • Man pleads guilty to robbing Md. diamond store

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A D.C. man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Queenstown diamond store of more than $362,000 worth of engagement rings. Forty-three-year-old Roy Lee Tolbert entered the plea last week in federal court in Baltimore. He faces a minimum of seven years in prison at sentencing on Dec....

  • Religious groups lobby FCC for open Internet

    In a letter sent to the FCC on Sept. 15, the groups highlighted the importance of a free and open Internet to the religious community as a means of connecting with members and advocating for justice in a —œcrowded and over-commercialized media environment.—�

  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found. The accused intruder, former soldier Omar J....

  • Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic. Sierra Leone was expected to announce a sharp increase in Ebola patients Tuesday...

  • Israel court condemns African migrant detentions

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A high Israeli court on Monday condemned the government's policy of detaining illegal African migrants captured in the Negev Desert, ordered that a detention facility be closed within three months and banned new detentions for a year. The ruling by the High Court of Justice —...



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