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  • South Africa: Park staff arrested for poaching

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A ranger and two other employees of South Africa's parks service were arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching in the country's flagship wildlife reserve, the agency said Monday. The three suspects were found with a hunting rifle and ammunition in the Lower Sabie area of...

  • China reveals cases of torture in police detention

    BEIJING (AP) — Three police officers and four other people have been convicted of torturing suspects to obtain confessions, China's official state news agency reported, in a rare instance of prosecution of the practice. One of the cases resulted in the death of a man who was tortured with...

  • Search continues for diver missing off S. Florida

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing while diving off Fort Lauderdale. Officials say Marc Raroha of Pompano Beach never surfaced while diving with two others on Saturday afternoon. According to Miami broadcast stations, the search began with...

  • Russia wants to keep Ukraine off UN radar

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders gather at the U.N. this week, the U.S. and its European allies are consumed by efforts to blunt the savage advance of the Islamic State group, to end the raging Ebola epidemic and to make progress in nuclear negotiations with Iran. That's likely just fine...

  • 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...

  • 4 men held without bond in Chicago boy's death

    CHICAGO (AP) — Four men have been ordered held without bond in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after becoming upset with his mother and running from his Chicago home. Charged with first-degree murder are Derrick Allmon, 19, Jabari Williams, 22, Michael D. Baker,...

  • Cook County authorities probe animal hospital

    DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago animal hospital is under investigation after a police officer found four dead dogs at the facility, Cook County authorities said. A Dolton officer discovered the dogs when he brought a stray to the Dolton Animal Hospital on Sunday, Sheriff's Deputy Chief...

  • White House intruder expected to appear in court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance in federal court. Omar J. Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas, faces charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while...

  • Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down. It was one of the first times Obama could have...

  • Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants....

  • 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 electoral reforms, the start of a weeklong strike marking the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city. The strike comes as...

  • 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...



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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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