Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- A powerful Hurricane Odile bore down on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday night, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000 people.... 9/15/2014 2:22 AM

UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country said.... 9/15/2014 1:13 AM

Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group
PARIS (AP) -- Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group - minus two of the main players and without any ground troops - in a conflict that threatens to spill beyond the Mideast.... 9/15/2014 12:44 AM

Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Australians, Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned on Monday.... 9/14/2014 11:44 PM

Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party.... 9/14/2014 11:37 PM

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat
LONDON (AP) -- Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.... 9/14/2014 10:11 PM

People's Choice Award to "Imitation Game" at TIFF
TORONTO (AP) -- A World War II code-breaker drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.... 9/14/2014 9:55 PM

London Fashion Week Day 3: Temperley, Westwood
LONDON (AP) -- London Fashion Week swung into Day 3 Sunday, packed from morning to night with next season's womenswear offerings from dozens of designers.... 9/14/2014 9:44 PM

AP NewsAlert
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt concedes election defeat, says he will step down.... 9/14/2014 9:21 PM

Queen to Scots: Think carefully about future
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future."... 9/14/2014 8:57 PM

Syrian opposition to reorganize forces
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The head of the main Western-backed Syrian opposition movement was in the United Arab Emirates Sunday seeking support for the group's war-battered rebel fighters, which he said will be reorganized to fight better.... 9/14/2014 8:51 PM

Anti-euro party strong in German state votes
BERLIN (AP) -- A new party that has expanded its anti-euro stance into a broader appeal to protest voters won seats in two more German state legislatures Sunday, building on recent momentum and intensifying a headache for established parties.... 9/14/2014 8:49 PM

Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions.... 9/14/2014 7:47 PM

Egypt: Qatar ordered Islamists out within 2 months
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt will hunt down exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders and seek their arrest, a top official said Sunday, after Qatar ordered them to leave its territory despite initially hosting group members following the ouster of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year.... 9/14/2014 7:27 PM

Westwood show highlights Scotland, not fashion
LONDON (AP) -- Vivienne Westwood may be staging a catwalk show, but Scotland - not clothes - is foremost on the designer's mind.... 9/14/2014 7:08 PM

Egypt arrests 157 migrants headed to Italy
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian coast guard arrested 157 migrants of different nationalities including Palestinians on Sunday who had been planning to sail illegally in a rickety fishing boat from Egyptian shores to Italy, a security official said.... 9/14/2014 6:36 PM

Portugal bank slated for sale gets new management
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The Bank of Portugal has appointed a new senior management team to run Novo Banco, a bank which the government wants to sell and recoup the 3.9 billion euros ($5 billion) taxpayers provided to resolve Portugal's biggest financial scandal.... 9/14/2014 5:13 PM

Spanish department store head Alvarez dies at 79
MADRID (AP) -- Isidoro Alvarez, the head of Spain's El Corte Ingles department store chain who turned the company into an international business with an annual turnover of around 14 billion euros ($18 billion), has died. He was 79.... 9/14/2014 5:00 PM

Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes.... 9/14/2014 4:45 PM

Merkel leads Berlin rally against anti-Semitism
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel led a rally against anti-Semitism in Berlin on Sunday, telling several thousand people that Jewish life is part of Germany's identity and she wants to ensure that Jews feel safe here.... 9/14/2014 4:29 PM