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  • At celeb-filled Louis Vuitton, venue is real star

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's show caused traffic chaos early Wednesday with a sea of photographers clambering to get the must-have shot of attendees Jennifer Connelly, Selena Gomez, Sofia Coppola and Michelle Williams. Top fashion editors, meanwhile, sprinted in eagerly for a glimpse...

  • Dan Gilbert testifies in Detroit bankruptcy trial

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Businessman Dan Gilbert has testified during Detroit's bankruptcy trial that the city's high crime rate, poor school system, unemployment and blighted neighborhoods are its major challenges. The founder of mortgage lender Quicken Loans also said Wednesday that $850...

  • Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared Wednesday to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk, the seizure of which would be a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists. At least 10 people were killed as residential areas near the...

  • Destruction of Syria weapons facilities to begin

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The director of the organization tasked with dismantling Syria's chemical weapons facilities says the work is expected to begin this month, and the first of the 12 facilities should be destroyed by the end of November. The report by the director of the...

  • APNewsBreak: Nazi hunter pushes for new probe

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned. The Wiesenthal Center's top Nazi hunter, Efraim Zuroff,...

  • More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death...

  • Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem. The circulation of the draft resolution to council members follows...

  • UK leader promises tax cuts, EU battle

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Squeezed between insurgent anti-Europeans, a skittish party and suspicious voters, Britain's prime minister promised a tough stance on the EU and tax cuts for millions in a bid to bolster support for his Conservative Party before a national election next year. David...

  • Officials: Baghdad car bomb kills 13

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb near pet and vegetable markets has killed 13 people and wounded another 25 in the capital Baghdad. Several cars were damaged in the attack on Wednesday. Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of...

  • Nigeria leader hails victories on Ebola, militants

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Celebrating recent victories over Ebola and Islamic extremists, President Goodluck Jonathan marked Nigeria's 54 years of independence from Britain on Wednesday. Jonathan congratulated his government on successfully curtailing the Ebola crisis blamed for the...

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