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  • Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle

    HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city. The strike comes as...

  • Grant to 3 counties studying promotion of I-269

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — A $53,000 grant has been awarded by the Delta Regional Authority for a marketing and feasibility study along what will become the I-269 corridor. Christopher Masingill, federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority, tells The Commercial Appeal...

  • Tesco suspends execs over inflated profit report

    LONDON (AP) — Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by revenue, has suspended four executives and launched an accounting investigation after admitting that its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million). The accounting irregularity led the company to issue on Monday its...

  • Half-mile long haunted attraction opens in Pontiac

    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Ed Terebus added a new item last week to Erebus Haunted Attraction's lost-and-found display case: dentures. The false teeth join wallets, belts, cellphones, eyeglasses, complete pairs of shoes and even hairpieces left in the wake of tens of thousands of customers,...

  • Nebraska Corn Board donates $2M for UNL professor

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Corn Board is donating $2 million to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to create an endowed professorship. The donation will support a professor at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources who will focus on corn and finding new uses for the crop....

  • Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark. Five years ago, Arif and her husband left impoverished Madura Island,...

  • Residents may seek grant to track air quality

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — After years of dealing with thick dust, acrid smells and health problems, residents of a southeast Pascagoula neighborhood may soon know what's in their air. The Sun Herald reported (http://bit.ly/1sCmPFf) community leaders are working to secure an Environmental...

  • German employers struggle to find apprentices

    BERLIN (AP) — It's lunchtime at Tauro and the restaurant staff are bustling to keep up with orders for marinated pork ribs, spinach-filled crepes and chicken breast with ricotta and pine kernels. The 800-seat eatery caters to Berlin's affluent Prenzlauer Berg district and when the evening crush...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • US firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff

    BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. meat supplier said Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other major restaurant chains. Shanghai Husi Food Co. has been under investigation since a Shanghai TV station...



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