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  • An American in Paris: Hopper retrospective opens Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:33 AM ET

    PARIS-- A major Edward Hopper retrospective in Paris reveals that the 20th century painter famed for his rendering of American life drew inspiration from France.

  • SAfrica: Union accuses platinum producer of racism Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:31 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG-- The National Union of Mineworkers accused Anglo American Platinum Monday of "racism" as the impasse between striking miners and the world's top platinum producer escalated.

  • *Indianapolis symphony cancels 5th week of concerts Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:28 AM ET
  • APNewsBreak: Raese built golf club without permits Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:26 AM ET

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va.-- Republican Senate candidate John Raese filled in wetlands and damaged more than 2 miles of streams when he rerouted them to create waterfalls on a private, 18- hole West Virginia golf course that federal regulators say he built without the required permits.

  • Significant flight delays for Alaska Airlines Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:19 AM ET

    SEATTLE-- The computers Alaska Airlines uses to check in passengers stopped working at 7:40 a.m. Monday, causing long lines of frustrated passengers who were unable to board flights that were delayed. Alaska Airlines President and CEO Brad Tilden said there might be a partial solution by noon Pacific time and a full resolution by 5 p.m..

  • Progress Software CEO resigns; warns on 4Q revenue Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:14 AM ET

    BEDFORD, Mass.-- Progress Software Corp. said Monday that Jay Bhatt, its president, CEO and board member, is resigning to lead another software firm. Progress shares fell $2.81, or 13.1 percent, to $18.67 by midday, with more than three times the typical number of shares changing hands.

  • Egypt's foreign reserves continue to drop Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:13 AM ET

    CAIRO-- Egypt's central bank says the country's net foreign reserves have dropped again in September, despite a boost from Qatar. The London- based Capital Economics research and consultancy firm says Egypt's "dangerously low" reserves level means the nation of 82 million people does not have enough to cover three months' worth of imports.

  • New report takes a look at Louisiana tax structure Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:05 AM ET

    BATON ROUGE, La.-- Louisiana state agencies have released a 43- page report that provides an overview of the state's tax structure and the $6.8 billion in tax breaks on the books. The report, released Monday, was put out by the Department of Revenue and Department of Economic Development. Bobby Jindal has said a revamp of Louisiana's tax code will be his top priority.

  • Asia stocks down as global growth woes intensify Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 11:22 PM ET

    BANGKOK-- Asian stocks fell Monday as Europe's debt crisis continued to roil markets and the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for Asia. Benchmarks in Singapore, Taiwan and mainland China also fell. Andrew Sullivan, principal sales trader at Piper Jaffray in Hong Kong, said protests in Spain and IMF concerns over Greece continue to worry investors.

  • World Bank cuts Asia growth outlook for this year Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 10:10 PM ET

    BEIJING-- The World Bank cut its growth forecast for Asia on Monday in a new sign of the impact of weakening global demand and warned China's cooling economy faces the risk of a "more pronounced slowdown." The bank cut its forecast for China, the region's biggest economy, to 7.7 percent from May's 8.2 percent.

  • US panel: China tech giants pose security threat Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 7:52 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- American companies should avoid doing business with China's two leading technology firms because they pose a national security threat to the United States, the House Intelligence Committee is warning in a report to be issued Monday.

  • Greek police detain 18 union officials Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 6:01 PM ET

    ATHENS, Greece-- Greek police say they have detained 18 union members of the state electricity company's union, including the union president, for illegally occupying a building housing the company's computer systems. The unionists had occupied the building for about four hours when riot police stormed the premises shortly before midnight.

  • UK threatens to veto BAE-EADS merger Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 5:18 PM ET

    LONDON-- The French and German governments must reduce their stakes in defense company EADS NV for the U.K. to allow a proposed merger with BAE Systems PLC to go ahead, Britain's defense secretary warned Sunday. Philip Hammond said Britain would veto the mega-merger of the aeronautics and defense companies if this requirement wasn't satisfied.

  • Report: Some security lapses at Newark Airport Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 4:57 PM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.-- An internal report shows screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport are properly executing standard pat-downs of passengers only 16.7 percent of the time. The report obtained by The Star-Ledger of Newark also shows that screeners identify and take appropriate action on prohibited items in only a quarter of all cases.

  • Calif. gas prices hit record high 2nd straight day Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 4:32 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- California motorists faced another day of record-breaking gasoline prices Sunday, though relief appeared to be on the way. Jerry Brown ordered state smog regulators Sunday to allow winter-blend gasoline to be sold in California earlier than usual to help drive prices down.

  • Neeson doubles the take with $50M 'Taken 2' debut Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 3:07 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- Critics don't like "Taken 2," but Liam Neeson's action sequel has proved twice the hit among fans as the original movie was. "Taken" went on to become a $145 million smash for Neeson, the Academy Award-nominated star of " Schindler's List" who has become an unlikely action hero in his 50 s.

  • Einstein letter on God to be auctioned on eBay Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 2:05 PM ET

    LONDON-- A letter in which Albert Einstein dismissed the idea of God as a product of human weakness is being sold on eBay for a starting price of $3 million. The letter, handwritten in 1954, a year before Einstein's death, was addressed to philosopher Eric Gutkind.

  • Germany keeps pressure on Greece to reform Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 1:42 PM ET

    BERLIN-- Germany's finance minister is keeping the pressure on Greece to implement reforms and spending cuts before a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble rejected on ZDF television Sunday suggestions that the trip signals Greece will definitely get further bailout money from its creditors.

  • Anti-austerity protests grip 56 Spanish cities Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    MADRID-- Tens of thousands of people marched in 56 Spanish cities Sunday to protest punishing austerity cuts they say will only increase unemployment and job insecurity in a country experiencing its second recession in three years and record high unemployment. The rally in Spain's capital was supported by 150 organizations.

  • Some in Vt. not sweet on standard syrup grading Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 11:39 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.-- In a state that has a long history of maple syrup production and fiercely protects the purity of its brand, Vermont producers are proud of their "fancy," "grade A dark amber" and "grade B" syrup.