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  • Rihanna, Minaj lead American Music Awards nominees Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:25 PM ET

    Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher earned three bids apiece. Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, fun., Gotye, J. Cole, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, and Pitbull are each double nominees. Drake, Bieber, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Rihanna are also in the running for artist of the year.

  • *Louvre reveals dark faces of Old Master Raphael Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:23 PM ET
  • Neiman Marcus offers hen house, Spider for holiday Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    DALLAS-- Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus rolled out its annual holiday catalog Tuesday, and the priciest gift this year is a pair of "his and hers" timepieces for just over $1 million from Van Cleef& Arpels.

  • Shares of coal producers rise on hope for recovery Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- The tickers of coal companies occupied the top of the Standard and Poor's 500 index Tuesday, with investors seeing a potential for miners to capitalize on cooler temperatures and higher natural gas prices.

  • In Ohio, Mandel's Senate bid faces Dems' scrutiny Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:03 PM ET

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio-- Josh Mandel, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, declines to take a stand on the 2009 bailout of the auto industry and reserves judgment on vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's plans for Medicare.

  • *Amtrak service disrupted from DC to Delaware Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:02 PM ET
  • Vasco lowers full-year revenue forecast Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:02 PM ET

    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill.-- Vasco Data Security lowered its full-year revenue forecast Monday due to lower orders from the banking industry. Vasco said that it expects revenue in the range of $150 million to $157 million for 2012. That's down from its forecast of revenue of $175 million or more that it issued in July.

  • *Charlie Brown, 'Peanuts' pals head to big-screen Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:02 PM ET
  • *NBC replaces 'Rock Center' chief Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
  • *Puerto Rico declares dengue epidemic Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
  • *Southwest Airlines launches air fare sale Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
  • Top Senate Democrat pushes tax hikes on wealthy Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- A top Senate Democrat said Tuesday that tax rates on the wealthy should go up and that tax breaks benefiting the middle class must be preserved.

  • *SAfrica: Talks to end truckers' strike fail Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:54 AM ET
  • Activist: Pro-Palestinian boat en route to Gaza Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    JERUSALEM-- A boat carrying pro-Palestinian advocates from eight countries is en route to Gaza in the latest attempt to break Israel's naval blockade on the coastal territory, an activist on board said Tuesday. Dror Feiler, an Israeli on the boat, said it left Naples on Sunday and aims to reach Gaza in mid-October.

  • Prince, Kate help open English soccer's new home Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    Thirty-seven years in the making, the $160 million national soccer center at Burton-upon-Trent in central England will be the permanent home for all 24 of England's senior and junior teams and the training base for aspiring coaches.

  • IOC panel in Sochi for check on 2014 preparations Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    SOCHI, Russia-- With the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics less than 500 days away, IOC officials are back in Russia to check on preparations in Sochi. The IOC coordination commission began a three-day visit to the Black Sea resort Tuesday to inspect progress in construction, transportation, accommodation and other key areas.

  • Probe into umpire cricket-fixing allegations Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    LONDON-- The International Cricket Council has launched an "urgent investigation" following allegations by an Indian television station that several umpires were willing to fix matches for money.

  • Stocks indexes slide following gloomy IMF forecast Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:48 AM ET

    The slide comes on the five-year anniversary of record high closes for the Dow and S&P 500. After the closing bell, Alcoa becomes the first major U.S. company to report third-quarter results. Investors expect overall earnings to decline for S&P 500 companies.

  • ABM to buy Air Serv for about $158M Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Airport services provider ABM Industries Inc. said Tuesday that it reached a deal to buy Air Serv Corp. for about $158 million in cash. The company provides facility management services for airlines and freight companies at over 50 airports throughout the U.S. and United Kingdom. ABM shares fell 1 cent to $18.29 in morning trading.

  • Texas Chute Out ride at Six Flags to be imploded Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:44 AM ET

    The amusement park in Arlington on Tuesday announced plans to implode the 200- foot-tall Texas Chute Out. Park officials say the implosion will happen Wednesday afternoon but Arlington city officials have asked that the exact time not be made public. Six Flags Over Texas is operated by Six Flags Entertainment Corp..