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  • Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese government and business leaders pledged support Monday for visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's effort to modernize his country's economy. Modi is visiting Japan with a delegation of more than a dozen Indian tycoons, seeking to take still relatively...

  • Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub. The legislators chanted slogans and held up placards...

  • Placido Domingo closing act at London festival

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Placido Domingo will be the closing act at this year's iTunes Festival in London. The famed Spanish tenor will perform Sept. 30 at the Roundhouse — the last performance of a month-long, starry line-up, festival organizers announced. Deadmau5 kicks off the concerts on...

  • Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure. Alibaba's online and mobile commerce businesses will be controlled by a "variable interest entity," an...

  • Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. Obama says — quote —"There are...

  • Officials urging holiday blood donations

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delawareans are enjoying the Labor Day holiday, but the Blood Bank of Delmarva says the need for blood never takes a day off. Blood Bank officials are urging area residents to consider donating blood and say the greatest need, as always, is O negative, the universal...

  • Tony Stewart

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Tony Stewart climbs into his car to start a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Hampton, Ga. In his first event since his sprint car struck and killed a fellow driver, Stewart slammed the wall twice and settled for a dismal 41st-place finish...

  • Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel. Its casino will close early Tuesday. Revel is shutting down a little over two...

  • A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    A look at key moments in the history of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel: September 2007: Revel Entertainment and partner Morgan Stanley file plans for a new casino and 3,800 hotel rooms. It would be the first new casino in Atlantic City since the Borgata opened in 2003. July 31,...

  • Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader. The "Looney Tunes"-style cartoon targeting the...

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