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Swiss urged to toughen anti-corruption law

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Advocacy group Transparency International is criticizing Swiss law as too soft on financial corruption.

Not Amused: Queen finds cell phone pics troubling

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

It's official. She is not amused.

VENICE WATCH: Editor honored; surreal Swede shines

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press.

Ontario police: Bieber charged with assault

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after police said Tuesday he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.

Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

NTSB: Pilot in Ohio crash was trying to turn back

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

The pilot of a small plane told a ground controller that he was not climbing fast enough and asked for permission to turn around just before his rented aircraft plummeted to the ground last week, killing all four college students aboard, a National Transportation Safety Board report said.

Sudan government closes Iranian cultural centers

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Sudan announced Tuesday it closed the Iranian cultural center in the capital and other branches, saying the establishment violated its mandate and became a social and ideological threat to the largely Sunni country.

Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico.

Political skills above language for EU's Tusk

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation — Poland — has only sat at the EU table since 2004.

Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.

Casey Anthony judge retires, joins private firm

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial is retiring from the bench, but not from the courtroom.

WWII vet, 86, beaten outside Ohio hospital

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

An 86-year-old World War II veteran was recovering Tuesday after being beaten outside a southwest Ohio hospital where he was visiting his ailing wife, authorities said.

Maryland doctor with sex charge surrenders license

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

A Maryland physician at the center of a medical licensing scandal is surrendering his license to practice medicine to resolve charges that he molested a female patient.

Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

While Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy.

AP Interview: Iran says it disrupts nuclear plots

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Iran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign equipment supplied for its facilities, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic's nuclear department told The Associated Press.

US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.

Versatile Viggo speaks French in 'Far From Men'

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Is there a language Viggo Mortensen doesn't speak?

US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year.

New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

A bank refused to offer mortgages to African-Americans living in Buffalo, New York's attorney general said in a lawsuit that he said was part of a wider investigation into an illegal practice known as redlining.

Saudi executes 4 people for drug smuggling

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it executed another four people it says were found guilty of trying to illegally smuggle large quantities of pills and hashish into the kingdom.