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  • UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his government is also working on plans to block...

  • Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was charged in a New South Wales state court last year with committing acts of indecency...

  • Anti-China group nabbed for planned Manila attacks

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Tuesday that they arrested three men linked to a group that was planning to set off firebombs at Manila's international airport and a major mall in the city to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial dispute with...

  • Homicide charges for S. Korean soldiers over death

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials say South Korean military prosecutors are charging four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April. The soldiers were previously charged with manslaughter. But prosecutors decided Tuesday on a more serious homicide charge...

  • Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

    BEIJING (AP) — Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday. The American Chamber of Commerce in China's report adds to mounting complaints...

  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved. The trial begins Tuesday in federal court and comes just over 13 months after Detroit became the largest...

  • Journalist Stephen Isaacs dies at 76

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stephen D. Isaacs, a journalist, author and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism professor emeritus, has died after complications from a fall. He was 76. His son David Isaacs said his father died in Austin, where he had recently moved to live with his longtime...

  • Federal trial starts over tough Texas voter ID law

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department goes to federal court in South Texas to seek the dismantling of the Texas voter ID law, which ranks among the most stringent in the nation. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Tuesday will hear opening arguments in Corpus Christi in a...

  • University of Texas campaign tops $3 billion

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas says it has topped its $3 billion goal in an eight-year fundraising campaign. The Campaign for Texas ended Aug. 31. School officials say it raised $856 million in the final year, bringing the total to $3.1 billion in gifts, pledges and donations....

  • After more than a century, beloved church to close

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A church known for its inclusiveness is set to close this month. The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/1uaW51M ) says Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church will hold its last service after 117 years this weekend. Over the years its congregation has dwindled as have...

  • Body of missing kayaker believed found

    HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities believe the body of a kayaker who went missing over Labor Day weekend has been found. Harris County spokesman Mark Herman said 42-year-old Brian Conner disappeared Saturday during a kayaking trip with his wife. A body was found early Monday in Cypress Creek near...

  • Prep football player, 16, collapses and dies in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 16-year-old high school football player in New York City is dead after collapsing during practice Monday, officials said. The teen's father says Miles Kirkland-Thomas collapsed Monday morning during practice for Staten Island's Curtis High School. He was pronounced dead at a...

  • British migrant rights activist faces Thai trial

    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a Thai fruit processing factory went on trial Tuesday in the first of a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the company. Natural Fruit Co. Ltd. is accusing activist Andy Hall of defamation...

  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points. Their latest stunt...

  • Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues dies at 86

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Celebrated Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, whose "Mole" armchair is among the most iconic pieces of Brazilian mid-century design, has died. He was 86 years old. Rodrigues' secretary, Carla Claro, says Rodrigues died of liver failure Monday at his home in Rio de...



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