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  • Kerry: US looking for help from Turkey against IS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States expects Turkey to step up in the fight against the Islamic State group now that Turkey has secured the release of 49 hostages held by the militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday. The hostages — 46 Turks and three Iraqis — were returned to Turkey...

  • Air France delays low-cost expansion after strike

    PARIS (AP) — Air France is delaying the expansion of its low-cost carrier, Transavia, after a seven-day pilots' strike that the airline says is costing it up to 20 million euros ($25 million) a day. Pilots unions went on strike last week after Air France-KLM announced plans to save 1 billion...

  • 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...

  • Quonset Airport runway repairs due end of Nov.

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Runway repairs and safety improvements at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown are scheduled to be completed by the end of November. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1Dssmqi ) that the $3.8 million project includes repairing the runway, restoring...

  • Hoke County to be tested for wind power

    LUMBER BRIDGE, N.C. (AP) — A Florida company is building a 196-foot tower in Hoke County to determine whether the area has enough wind to generate electricity. The Fayetteville Observer reported (http://bit.ly/1poifby ) that NextEra Energy Resources is building the tower near Lumber Bridge....

  • Harris County convicted murderer escapes prison

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A convicted killer from Harris County climbed a fence and escaped early Monday from a prison in Amarillo, state corrections officials said. A corrections officer on patrol at the Neal Unit spotted 34-year-old Marvin Garcia on the fence about 3:40 a.m. and fired six shots...

  • Arrests made after NY college's homecoming game

    BROCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police in a western New York college town say they made several arrests after bars were shut down when they became overcrowded after a homecoming weekend football game. Officials tell local media that they shut down several bars on Main Street in the village of Brockport...

  • BC-FL--Boy Shot, FL

    MIAMI (AP) — A 3-year-old boy is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg during a domestic dispute at his home in northwest Miami-Dade County. Miami television stations report an acquaintance of the woman jumped a fenced and forced his way into the home on Sunday. Authorities say a...

  • Police car collides with truck at LA intersection

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say two officers responding to a robbery call were injured when their patrol car collided with a pickup truck at an intersection. City News Service reports the cruiser's red light and siren were on when the crash happened late Sunday in the West Adams area....

  • Palestinian reconciliation talks begin in Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Monday began reconciliation talks in Cairo, one day ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. 26 truce that ended a 50-day war in Gaza, according to Egyptian security officials. The talks were being held behind closed...

  • French premier rejects notion country is 'sick'

    BERLIN (AP) — France's prime minister has dismissed the view that his country is "sick," and insisted that it is both willing and able to carry out economic reforms. German daily Bild on Monday referred to France as "Krankreich" — a play on words in German that translates as "sick country."...

  • Severe flooding stalls home sales in Detroit area

    DETROIT (AP) — Real estate experts in the Detroit area say home sales have taken a hit following severe flooding last month. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1ocTU9s ) real estate agents expect the market to quickly bounce back after stalled sales. The owner of Edwin Anthony Homes says a...

  • Protests plan Wall Street sit-in on climate crisis

    NEW YORK (AP) — One day after a huge climate march in New York City, a related sit-in and protest is planned on Wall Street. Organizers say protesters will flood the financial district. They want to highlight what they say is the role large corporate and economic institutions play in the...

  • Production company owner buys Miss. Film Studios

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The owner of a video production company has bought Mississippi Film Studios. Rick Moore, who owns Ridgeland ad and branding agency Mad Genius and production company Eyevox Entertainment, bought the Canton facility. A price was not disclosed. The 43,000-square foot building...

  • Alcohol sales up at Va. ABC stores, restaurants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginians bought more alcohol in the state's beverage control stores and restaurants as the state agency again saw a record sales in the last fiscal year. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says it has seen sales increase to record-breaking levels...



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