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  • News Guide: Thailand's surrogacy scandals and laws

    BANGKOK (AP) — A string of recent scandals has lifted a lid on Thailand's largely unregulated commercial surrogacy industry, which has been around for over a decade. Here's a look at the controversies, some of the ethical dilemmas they have raised and the Thai military government's new draft law...

  • Japan PM selects 5 women in new Cabinet

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister picked a record-matching five women for his Cabinet Wednesday, sending the strongest message yet about his determination to revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has set a goal of having women in 30...

  • AP Photos: More Atlantic City slots stop spinning

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers at two Atlantic City casinos got in their final bets over Labor Day weekend as Revel Casino Hotel and the Showboat Casino Hotel became the latest victims of Atlantic City's drastic slide. Atlantic City, which started the year with 12 casinos, will have eight...

  • Teen due for sentencing in trade center climb

    NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower is set to be sentenced to community service for a climb that fueled security concerns at the nation's tallest building. Justin Casquejo (cahs-KAY'-oh) is due Wednesday in a Manhattan court. He pleaded guilty in...

  • Openings to resume in Detroit bankruptcy trial

    DETROIT (AP) — An attorney for Detroit is set to resume his opening statement at the city's historic bankruptcy trial, after saying on the first day that Detroit needs the restructuring to survive. Opening statements also are expected Wednesday from supporters of the city's debt restructuring...

  • Pakistan: 910 militants killed since June

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it has killed 910 suspected militants and lost 82 soldiers in a major offensive launched in June in a restive tribal region near Afghanistan. The military statement released Wednesday says it has cleared the main towns of Miran Shah, Mir Ali, Datta...

  • Gulf of Maine: 'Poster child' for global warming

    FRIENDSHIP, Maine (AP) — Scientists say the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than more than 99 percent of the world's oceans. That has environmentalists and fishermen worried about the future of one of the Atlantic Ocean's most unique ecosystems. Gulf of Maine Research Institute Chief...

  • Casino closings lead to mass unemployment filing

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of newly laid-off casino workers are expected to turn out at the Atlantic City Convention Center for a mass unemployment filing. The session Wednesday morning comes after a brutal weekend that saw more than 5,000 employees at the Showboat and Revel lose...

  • China's top leaders remember victory over Japan

    BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping straightened ribbons on huge bouquets and gunners fired salutes Wednesday as China commemorated Japan's World War II surrender as part of a campaign to remind the world of Tokyo's historical aggression amid worsening relations between the two countries. It...

  • Second Syria beheading raises stakes for US

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warned President Barack Obama that continuing airstrikes against the group in Iraq will be met with the killing of more Western captives. The...

  • Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has replaced Venezuela's longtime oil boss and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for pragmatic reforms to tackle a deep economic crisis. Rafael Ramirez had served as oil...

  • Japan's Prime Minister Abe names new cabinet, retains most key ministers, appoints 5 women

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Abe names new cabinet, retains most key ministers, appoints 5 women.

  • Celeb hacking scandal shows digital vulnerability

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — To keep private pictures private, never upload them online. That's the advice experts offer after hackers broke into female celebrities' personal accounts, stole nude photos and posted them on the web. Jennifer Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have said they were victims...

  • Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has replaced Venezuela's longtime oil boss and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for pragmatic reforms to tackle a deep economic crisis. Rafael Ramirez had served as oil...

  • Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore off Mexico Gulf

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Dolly threatened flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas as it moved in from Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities had readied shelters and suspended school classes on Wednesday. The U.S. Hurricane Center said Dolly was located about...



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