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  • Turkey issues warrants for police in alleged plot

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities have issued arrests warrants for 33 police officers accused of plotting against the government. Turkey's private Dogan news agency says the warrants were filed Monday for the officers, including the former head of a financial unit, on charges that...

  • Placido Domingo closing act at London festival

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    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...

  • US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military,...

  • Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    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...

  • A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    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,...

  • S. Korea says N. Korea fires projectile into sea

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired another short-range projectile into the sea Monday, a Seoul official said, in the country's latest weapons test made three days after it cancelled a plan to send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in the South. The projectile flew...

  • Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by...

  • Japan urges toilet paper stock for major quake

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — On national disaster prevention day, Japan's government is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40 percent of the nation's supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone. The Trade and Industry Ministry is promoting specialty toilet paper for...

  • China manufacturing growth slowed in August

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing growth decelerated in August due to weaker global demand and a slowdown in domestic investment, two surveys showed Monday. HSBC Corp.'s purchasing managers index fell to 50.2 from July's 18-month high of 51.7 on a 100-point scale on which numbers...

  • Northern California wildfires show slower growth

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California. The Forest Service reported Sunday that the fires had burned 98 square miles...

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