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  • China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — China and 20 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank. Representatives of the 21 nations signed a memorandum of...

  • Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital. Ghulam Azam, 91, died late Thursday after life support was removed...

  • NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to...

  • Sweden calls off search for submarine

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities say they have called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago. Military authorities said Friday that they have ordered naval and amphibious forces to end their hunt for the submarine, though some ground...

  • Poland's Tusk denies claim on partition offer

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russia and Poland carve up Ukraine. That claim was made by former Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski in an interview with Politico. It sparked a huge outcry...

  • Detroit Mass Mob fills pews in struggling churches

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's decades-long population decline has taken a toll on attendance at the city's Roman Catholic churches. A group calling itself the Detroit Mass Mob is determined to reverse that trend. Building on the idea of flash mobs, the group picks one historic church per...

  • Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It's the sign of the season. Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public rights of way. Despite legal restrictions, the markers can sprout invasively. Campaigns hope voters see them as a...

  • Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis. The preparations are aimed...

  • With gay marriage comes question: I do or I don't

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure." The couple had been together more than 20 years, which Anndee Hochman figured already made...

  • Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's...

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