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Dan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race
News ImageANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan held a lead in early primary returns in the fight to be the Republican candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:39:30 -0400
China fines Japanese auto parts firms $200 mn for monopoly
News ImageChina has fined 10 Japanese auto parts firms a total of more than $200 million for price-fixing, authorities said Wednesday, in what state media called the biggest-ever penalty for violating the anti-monopoly law. The companies were found to have implemented monopoly pricing agreements for more than 10 years, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) regulator said in a statement. It fined them a total of 1.24 billion yuan ($201 million), in what state broadcaster CCTV said was the biggest fine China had imposed since its anti-monopoly law took effect in 2008. "The companies... unlawfully affected prices of auto parts, finished vehicles and bearings in China and harmed the interests of downstream manufacturers and consumers," the NDRC statement said.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:36:11 -0400
10 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide
News ImageTOKYO (AP) Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:35:46 -0400
Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail
News ImageGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:35:01 -0400
Landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima, killing at least 27
News ImageBy Toru Hanai HIROSHIMA (Reuters) - At least 27 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll was likely to rise, police said.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:34:32 -0400
Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:26:30 -0400
Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war
News ImageJERUSALEM (AP) When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:24:14 -0400
At least 27 dead as Japan landslide buries homes
News ImageA huge landslide that engulfed homes in western Japan killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing, the government said Wednesday. Dozens of houses were buried when a wall of mud thundered down a hillside in Hiroshima overnight, television pictures showed, leaving rescuers to pick through the devastation for any signs of life. "According to the National Police Agency, the death toll has risen to 27 and 10 others are still unaccounted for," said an official of the disaster management office, a government body. The number of dead had risen rapidly from an initial toll of four, although emergency services said it was too early to tell exactly how many people had lost their lives.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:21:09 -0400
Bloomberg offers grants to help cities innovate
NEW YORK (AP) American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:13:14 -0400
Top seed Halep ousted at WTA New Haven
News ImageSlovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova sent top-seeded Simona Halep crashing out of the WTA Tour's Connecticut Open in one of two second round upsets at the final US Open tune-up. Halep, the reigning champ, on Tuesday had her serve broken six times and Rybarikova saved 10 of 14 break opportunities en route to a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory at the Connecticut Tennis Center facility. Second-seeded Petra Kvitova, last year's runner-up to Halep, cruised past Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals in a match that lasted just 48 minutes on the hardcourts. Unseeded Alison Riske became the first player to reach the quarters by upsetting sixth-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta, 6-1, 7-6 (7/3).
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:11:16 -0400
Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream
News ImageAUSTIN, Texas (AP) Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:48:00 -0400
Lance Armstrong says the big lie would have continued
News ImageLance Armstrong says he would still be issuing strident denials if he hadn't been caught and then forced to admit to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. For more than a decade, the disgraced American cyclist Armstrong repeatedly denied he ever used banned drugs and bullied others who accused him of being a cheater. Armstrong admitted to doping during a television interview broadcast in January 2013 with American talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:47:02 -0400
Standard Chartered fined $300 mn over laundering controls
News ImageNew York state's banking regulator hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business for not detecting possible money laundering. The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) said the British bank's internal compliance systems had failed to detect or act on a large number of "potentially high-risk transactions" mostly originating from Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. The new punishment came two years after the bank paid US regulators $667 million to settle charges it violated US sanctions by handling thousands of money transactions involving Iran, Myanmar, Libya and Sudan. A DFS monitor appointed in 2012 to keep an eye on the bank discovered that it had not detected the allegedly high-risk transactions from Hong Kong and the UAE or reported them as it should have, the department said.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:42:29 -0400
New fatal police shooting near U.S. protest town
News ImagePolice shot dead a knife-wielding man Tuesday near the U.S. town roiled by 10 days of protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager, threatening to further ratchet up tensions. It came as the attorney for the family of Michael Brown, who was shot dead by police in Ferguson on August 9, said that the 18-year-old college student's funeral would be held on Monday. Civic leaders in Ferguson, in Missouri, had called for "night-time quiet and reconciliation" after another night of protests and violence in the majority black town. The world's media descended on the street, dozens of reporters having been in nearby Ferguson covering the ongoing unrest that has cast an unfavorable light on the United States' racial divide, as well as law-enforcement tactics.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:36:43 -0400
Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area
News ImagePHOENIX (AP) Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:32:44 -0400
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