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  • China factory index ticks up, easing growth fears

    HONG KONG (AP) — Growth in China's sprawling manufacturing industry unexpectedly ticked higher in September, according to a report Tuesday, easing concerns about the No. 2 economy's recovery. HSBC's purchasing manager index edged up to 50.5 this month from 50.2 in August, based on a 100-point...

  • Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the...

  • South Texas man accused of killing wife, young son

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man is jailed on capital murder charges after the bodies of his wife and 4-year-old son were found in a rubbish pile in the back yard of the family's Brownsville home. Donald Edward Pierce also has been charged with evading arrest. He's in a Cameron...

  • Car crashes into Orange County pie shop; 4 injured

    LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An 88-year-old woman crashed her sedan into a Southern California restaurant during the lunch rush hour, leaving another 88-year-old woman with critical head trauma and three other people with less serious injuries. Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi...

  • Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven. Using a mix of manned aircraft — fighter jets...

  • Los Angeles wharf fire threatens warehouse, boats

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wharf has caught fire near the Port of Los Angeles and officials are calling the blaze a major emergency. Los Angeles fire spokeswoman Katherine Main says the blaze is burning in the Wilmington area Monday night, and boats are being removed to keep them from catching fire....

  • Guatemala emergency measures after deadly clash

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in a central municipality where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes. The "state of prevention" allows temporary restriction of freedom of movement and the right to gather and protest. Media...

  • Amnesty blasts China's torture tool industry

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday....

  • Long Island cop hurt in traffic stop; 2 in custody

    HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island police officer suffered a serious head injury when he was struck by a vehicle he was trying to pull over. Police say 36-year-old Officer Nicholas Guerrero and his partner were attempting to stop the car to make an arrest warrant on Partridge Lane in...

  • Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the...

  • Ad flap stirs up Oklahoma governor's race

    BY RICK M. GREEN, Capitol Bureau With about six weeks left before the general election, state Rep. Joe Dorman has started running political commercials critical of his opponent, Gov. Read more on NewsOK.

  • U.S. begins airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

    The Pentagon announced Monday that U.S. and coalition nations have begun airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • The Pentagon says US and partners begin airstrikes in Syria.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says US and partners begin airstrikes in Syria.

  • Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate...

  • The Pentagon says US and partners begin airstrikes in Syria.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says US and partners begin airstrikes in Syria. Read more on NewsOK.



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