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  • Taiwan throws support behind HK democracy demands

    BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong Kong, has thrown its support behind Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Taiwanese leaders also have urged Beijing to...

  • US companies added 213,000 jobs in September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added 213,000 jobs in September, stepping up hiring for the sixth straight month, according to a private survey. Payroll processer ADP said Wednesday that the pace of hiring by private employers was up slightly from 202,000 in August. Job gains above 200,000...

  • US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors.

  • GM Tech Center gets historic landmark designation

    WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The General Motors Technical Center in suburban Detroit has been designated as a national historic landmark. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis announced the designation this week for the site in Warren. It's one...

  • GM's US sales up 19 percent in September

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' U.S. sales jumped 19 percent in September on big demand for its pickup trucks. GM's sales totaled 223,437 cars and trucks. Three of its four brands saw double-digit gains; Cadillac sales were flat compared with last September. Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado...

  • Germany raises payments to communist-era prisoners

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government is increasing by 20 percent payments to former political prisoners in communist East Germany, a move that comes a few weeks before the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. People on low incomes who were imprisoned for political reasons for at...

  • Expanded Medicaid enrollment hits 18,500

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a third of those eligible for coverage under New Hampshire's newly expanded Medicaid program have signed up since enrollment began three months ago, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. New Hampshire's previous Medicaid program covered...

  • Karadzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that U.N. prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the Serb people on trial. In an 874-page defense summary,...

  • Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat dead at 87

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, died Wednesday at the age of 87. Lahat's son Dan told Israel's Channel 10 that his father died in a Tel Aviv hospital. Israeli media said Lahat had been...

  • 12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A train overshot a stop signal and plowed into another express passenger train in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing 12 people and injuring dozens, officials said Wednesday. Three coaches of the Barauni Express derailed and toppled over after the Krishak Express...



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