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  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    DENVER (AP) — Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes. The practice, known as "swatting," originally targeted celebrities. Experts say it's now becoming more popular...

  • NY tax receipts rise despite growing income gap

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York tax collections have continued rising despite a growing income gap between its richest residents and everyone else, even as a national study shows overall growth in state tax receipts slowing as the income gap widens across the U.S. State officials say New York's...

  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the...

  • Hearing planned amid Chinese incinerator protests

    BEIJING (AP) — Officials in a southern Chinese town where a proposed garbage incinerator drew thousands of protesters over the weekend say no firm plans have been made for the plant's location and that a public hearing will be held on the issue. Hundreds of people marched against the project in...

  • Asian stocks tumble on disappointing China data

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks tumbled Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 0.8 percent to 24,392.86 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.6 percent to...

  • AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor

    BANGKOK (AP) — Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. presidents and American political campaigns, has been named Asia-Pacific regional photo editor for The Associated Press. The appointment was announced Monday by...

  • Samsung accuses LG execs of damaging its products

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives from rival LG Electronics Inc. of vandalizing its washing machines at stores in Germany earlier this month and has asked for an official investigation. In a statement Sunday, Samsung said it had asked the Seoul...

  • Powerful Hurricane Odile bears in on Mexico's Baja

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A powerful Hurricane Odile closed in on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday night as Mexican authorities evacuated vulnerable coastal areas and readied shelters for up to 30,000 people. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Odile's core was on a track...

  • Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

    TOKYO (AP) — Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820, according to the latest government...

  • Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa, hinting at a presidential bid

    Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa on Sunday for the first time in nearly seven years with a message focused on the 2014 elections, but with the 2016 presidential election in mind.

  • UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country said. Spokesman Olivier Salgado told The Associated...

  • Fire chiefs seek probe of 'smart' meters in Nevada

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two northern Nevada fire chiefs have asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of NV Energy's residential "smart" meters, saying they believe the meters are associated with a string of recent fires. Fire Chiefs Michael Hernandez of Reno and Tom Garrison...

  • Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

    PARIS (AP) — Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group — minus two of the main players and without any ground troops — in a conflict that...

  • Nader campaigns for Green Party in Albany

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ralph Nader urged an appreciative audience to "break new ground" Sunday as he stumped for the Green Party's New York gubernatorial candidate. The consumer activist and political gadfly spoke at a Unitarian church in Albany to praise Howie Hawkins and to help him raise money...

  • Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party. With more than 99 percent of districts counted, the Social...



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