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  • Dole campaigns for Roberts in Kansas Senate race

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    DODGE CITY, Kansas (AP) — A newly upholstered chair and an American flag dominated Village Square Mall on the west side of Dodge City, the Kansas hometown of Sen. Pat Roberts, who is seeking re-election. But the man who took the seat — and who commanded the audience of more than 200 —...

  • Mitt Romney rallies with GOP hopeful, minus Snyder

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — Mitt Romney will join top Michigan Republican candidates besides Gov. Rick Snyder next week at a political rally in suburban Detroit. Romney is holding a "ComMITT to the Comeback Rally" rally at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at Laurel Manor in Livonia. It's open to the...

  • China factory index ticks up, easing growth fears

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    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...

  • Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    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...

  • China stocks rebound on stronger manufacturing

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks rebounded Tuesday on unexpectedly strong manufacturing but other Asian markets fell following Wall Street's tumble. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2 percent to 2,293.71 and Sydney's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.4 percent at 5,382.70. Tokyo...

  • Explosion at Chinese fireworks factory kills 12

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China killed 12 people and injured 33 others, the local government said Tuesday. Two people were also missing following Monday's blast, which shook Nanyang Export Fireworks Factory, the city of Liling in Hunan province...

  • Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    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 —...

  • Ducks rally for 5-2 win over Avs in preseason game

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Andrew Cogliano and Patrick Maroon scored 44 seconds apart in the third period, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in a split-squad exhibition game Monday night. Brad Winchester scored twice on Avs goaltender Calvin Pickard, including the...

  • Amnesty blasts China's torture tool industry

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    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...

  • Guatemala emergency measures after deadly clash

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    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...

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