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  • HK protest talks show gap between students, govt

    Updated: 55 min ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the line-up of seasoned government officials in their formal suits. In an unprecedented two-hour televised meeting Tuesday,...

  • Iraqi students begin new academic year

    Updated: 55 min ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Millions of Iraqi students have begun the new academic year a month later than scheduled because thousands of families uprooted from restive areas are sheltering in school buildings. Education Ministry spokeswoman Salama al-Hassan said Wednesday that students in areas...

  • Heineken reports lower third quarter earnings

    Updated: 55 min ago

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Heineken NV says poor weather and weak economies in Europe dragged its third quarter earnings lower, though sales in developing markets grew strongly. The Dutch brewer Wednesday reported net profit of 460 million euros ($585 million), from 483 million euros in the...

  • Sweden closes probe into 2010 suicide bombing

    Updated: 55 min ago

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have closed the investigation into a suicide bombing four years ago, saying Taimour Abdulwahab had no accomplices when he blew himself up in downtown Stockholm. The Iraqi-born Swede, who was living in Britain, was apparently trying to fix a problem...

  • NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral

    Updated: 55 min ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations' bustling delegates lounge. He hands out...

  • Pyongyang races to complete new airport

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang isn't exactly an international travel hub. But attracting more tourists is one of North Korea's top agenda items, so thousands of soldier-builders are working feverishly these days to give the capital a fancy new airport. The new airport, which...

  • A newsman's life: Pentagon Papers to Watergate

    Updated: 56 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday at age 93, took a sleepy hometown newspaper and transformed it into a great one. Five things to know about the raspy-voiced Bradlee and how he did it: HE HAD SOME LUCKY BREAKS. Bradlee ended up getting...

  • Investigators question Secret Service assignment

    Updated: 56 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor. The report by...

  • Bradlee recalled as a genius, great journalist

    Updated: 56 min ago

    Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday, was remembered as one of the nation's great journalists and a courageous and charismatic friend and colleague: ___ "For Benjamin Bradlee, journalism was more than a profession — it was a public good vital to our...

  • Gov't seeks supplies for immigration documents

    Updated: 57 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants living illegally in the country to apply for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform...

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