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  • EU says Ireland grants Apple illegal tax benefits

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's competition watchdog says tax rebates that Ireland granted iPhone maker Apple appear to amount to illegal state aid and may have to be recouped. Apple Inc. funnels the bulk of its international sales through ...

  • Las Vegas lands 3rd weekly nonstop Swiss flight

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourists flying between Las Vegas and Zurich will have another nonstop flight. Edelweiss Air announced Monday it will add a third weekly nonstop flight starting next June. The Swiss airline first arrived in May at McCarran ...

  • Industry day slated ahead of Vegas freeway project

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada transportation officials plan to host freeway designers and the public ahead of a big interstate highway improvement project near downtown Las Vegas. A Project Neon "industry day" meeting from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at ...

  • Albania borrows $150 million to improve power grid

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The World Bank is lending Albania $150 million (€118 million) to help overhaul its dysfunctional state-run power sector and pay for electricity imports from other Balkan states. The Energy Ministry said Tuesday the loan will also ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    35 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HONG KONG LEADER: BEIJING WON'T BACK DOWN Leung Chun-ying says the central government will not rescind its decision to limit voting reforms ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 5:20 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) Box office top 20: 'Equalizer' debuts with $34.1M Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt in crash Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI in Los Angeles Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at father's death Football commands highest TV ad prices They did. They do. ...

  • AP Top International News At 5:20 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles More and more French joining Mideast jihad New tremors raise concern at Japan's Mount Ontake US Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia Obama, ...

  • Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at father's death

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — Nicole Kidman revealed she was heartbroken over the death of her father this month and thanked well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers. "We would just like to thank everyone for their love and prayers over these ...

  • US Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The United States military has delivered two mobile Ebola testing labs and the equipment to build a field hospital to Liberia. Liberia has been hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak that has touched four other West ...

  • Rachel is barely a tropical storm in Pacific

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Rachel is barely a tropical storm and is forecast to keep weakening over the Pacific off Mexico's coast. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday have decreased to near 40 mph ...

  • Viagra ads target women for 1st time

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women. In the new 60-second ad, a middle-aged ...

  • Eurozone inflation falls to near 5-year low

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show inflation across the 18 European Union countries that use the euro dipped further toward zero in September, a move that's likely to maintain pressure on the European Central Bank to back further stimulus measures. ...

  • Ito upsets top-seeded Wawrinka at Japan Open

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japanese wildcard entry Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Japan Open. The No. 103-ranked Ito converted all four of his breakpoint chances to ...

  • Iran to help Lebanon army fight extremists

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — A senior Iranian official says Tehran will supply the Lebanese army with military equipment to be used in fighting Muslim extremist groups. Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, did not elaborate on the type ...

  • SC cop indicted in shooting shrouded in mystery

    1 hour, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — The state trooper charged with felony assault for shooting an unarmed driver during a traffic stop isn't the only police officer in South Carolina facing charges in a shooting. North Augusta Public Safety officer Justin ...

  • Royal Bank of Scotland sees finances improve

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says strong economic conditions are boosting its finances and that it expects to take a smaller hit from bad investments this year. The bank, which was rescued by the British taxpayer during ...

  • More and more French joining Mideast jihad

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister says the number of French radicals joining extremists in Syria and Iraq has soared this year, saying that justifies a tough new anti-terrorist law adopted this month. Bernard Cazeneuve said on RTL radio Tuesday ...

  • Global stocks mostly higher after US declines

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street declined and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, added to political risk worries. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC-40 rose 0.5 percent to 9,380.11 and Germany's Dax ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 4:15 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) Beheading suspect's conversion surprised family Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files Marijuana industry makes political donations Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases Road salt supply low, demand high ...

  • Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

    2 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing. And now police ...

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