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Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.

Nobel laureate to be honored in Philadelphia

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

When Malala Yousafzai visits Philadelphia to accept an award for her efforts to promote girls' education, she will do so as the world's youngest Nobel laureate.

US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement.

World stocks take China slowdown in stride

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

European stocks were higher and Asian markets meandered Tuesday after China's third quarter growth report pointed to a gradual rather than sharp economic slowdown.

Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.

Finding victims in Indiana case a lengthy process

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Investigators in two states are reviewing unsolved murders and missing person reports after the arrest of an Indiana man who police say confessed to killing seven women and hinted at more victims over a 20-year span.

Museum shows Louis Armstrong photos by friend

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his "white son," inviting him to private rehearsals, recording sessions, on the road, his dressing room and home. Bradley had unrestricted access to his hero for 12 years, documenting him through thousands of photographs and saving Armstrong's sound recordings, fan letters — and even handkerchiefs.

Driver shot dead after he hits 2 Canadian soldiers

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car in a city near Montreal had become influenced by radical Islam, an official familiar with the case said.

HK leader: Room to discuss election committee

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader says his government won't let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but there's room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick candidates.

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school — some on as little as $7.25 per hour.

AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers.

Taliban attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers in Kabul

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital.

Survey shows media differences due to politics

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Conservatives and liberals not only have different political views, they diverge sharply on what news sources they rely upon and trust, a survey has found.

AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon.

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools — canines that can detect even small particles of human remains.

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The burly Labrador retriever sticks out his wide snout to sniff the dirt and dusty air. He's clearly excited as he runs, yelping, through the high desert of California's Eastern Sierra region.

Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp