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Australian Parliament passes counterterror laws


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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Australian Parliament has passed a raft of counterterrorism laws that extend secret service powers despite some lawmakers' concerns about its...full story
updated 2014-10-01 04:01 PM
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Australian Parliament passes counterterror laws

Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Australian Parliament has passed a raft of counterterrorism laws that extend secret service powers despite some lawmakers' concerns about its....Fullstory

2014-10-01 04:01 PM

Myanmar awards licenses to 9 foreign banks

Associated Press

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar says it has awarded licenses to nine foreign banks. Wednesday's announcement is part of economic reforms implemented after the country emerged....Fullstory

2014-10-01 03:22 PM

Your Top Plays for Today
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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2014-10-01 03:22 PM

Moet bets on bubbly in China with sparkling winery
By HELENE FRANCHINEAU
Associated Press

YONGNING COUNTY, China (AP) -- France's Moet Hennessy is betting on China's taste for bubbly with the launch of sales this month by the first....Fullstory

2014-10-01 03:01 PM

Agonizing wait for last victims of S. Korean ferry
By KIM TONG-HYUNG
Associated Press

JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- Kwon Oh-bok lives in a tent in a dimly lit gym on Jindo island, the building where hundreds of families....Fullstory

2014-10-01 02:42 PM

Revel auction still taking bids, did not adjourn
By WAYNE PARRY
Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (AP) -- The bankruptcy auction of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel is continuing to weigh bids, and did not adjourn....Fullstory

2014-10-01 02:42 PM

Indian wrestlers mentor others for major meets
By C.RAJSHEKHAR RAO
Associated Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- These two Indian wrestlers are informally following the age-old Hindu tradition of teacher and disciple even as they contribute to....Fullstory

2014-10-01 02:42 PM

Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq
By ROD McGUIRK
Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq,....Fullstory

2014-10-01 02:01 PM

Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil
By BRAD BROOKS
Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as....Fullstory

2014-10-01 01:01 PM

Mayor of suburban Los Angeles city killed

Associated Press

BELL GARDENS, California (AP) -- The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was....Fullstory

2014-10-01 12:42 PM

Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca
By AYA BATRAWY
Associated Press

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of....Fullstory

2014-10-01 03:42 PM

JVC Americas Corp. and Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation Merge U.S. Operations

Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 1, 2014--JVC Americas Corp. and Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation, subsidiaries of Japan-based JVCKENWOOD Corporation, have merged to form a single subsidiary, JVCKENWOOD....Fullstory

2014-10-01 03:22 PM

Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests
By JIM KUHNHENN and JULIE PACE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's escalating militarism in the Middle East has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm....Fullstory

2014-10-01 03:01 PM

Details of presidential security breaches evolve
By EILEEN SULLIVAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service. Despite more than three hours of questioning by....Fullstory

2014-10-01 03:01 PM

Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises
By AOMAR OUALI
Associated Press

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited....Fullstory

2014-10-01 02:42 PM

Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat dead at 87

Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat has died at the age of 87. Lahat's son Dan told Israel's Channel 10 that his father....Fullstory

2014-10-01 02:42 PM

3 soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22
By MARK STEVENSON
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being....Fullstory

2014-10-01 02:22 PM

Postseason Baseball Glance
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

WILD CARD Tuesday, Sept. 30: Kansas City 9, Oakland 8, 12 innings, Kansas City advances Wednesday, Oct. 1: San Francisco at Pittsburgh DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5) American League Baltimore vs. Detroit Los....Fullstory

2014-10-01 01:22 PM

Bracewell returns to NZ squad for Pakistan tests

Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Fast bowler Doug Bracewell has returned from disciplinary exile to claim a place in the New Zealand team which will....Fullstory

2014-10-01 01:01 PM

Iraqi weightlifter expelled from Asiad for doping

Associated Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The Olympic Council of Asia says an Iraqi weightlifter has been expelled from the Asian Games in the fourth doping....Fullstory

2014-10-01 12:42 PM

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