Court clears Navy to build undersea training range

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared the way for the Navy to build a $100 million undersea training range off Georgia and Florida. The Southern Environmental Law Center, which represents about a dozen conservation…

Canada: Detention of 2 in Egypt mars relations

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s foreign minister has warned Egypt that the detention of two Canadians without charges for the past several weeks is a significant threat to relations between the two countries. Foreign Minister John Baird said Tuesday…

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson loses libel suit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has lost a defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council. Adelson asked for $60 million in damages, arguing the council libeled him by saying his political contributions were…

Coroner: 4 bodies inside jet that crashed near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four bodies were found inside the burned wreckage of a private jet that crashed into a hangar after landing, a coroner’s official said Tuesday. A crew removed the remains from the aircraft at Santa…

US Senate rejects House offer amid shutdown crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The standoff that partially shut down the U.S. government persisted with no sign of a breakthrough Tuesday, as the Democratic-led Senate rejected a House Republican effort to negotiate a solution to a dispute over the…

Netanyahu: Israel won’t let Iran get nuclear arms

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Even if Israel has to stand alone, its prime minister says, it will keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons. That vow came today from Benjamin Netanyahu in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly.…

Chanel dazzles with color, as fashions go ethnic

PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld is a man of many talents. In addition to Chanel’s lauded designer, he also is an industrious artist, a sensitive colorist and a gallery curator. These were the hats he wore Tuesday at…

Brazil’s indigenous stage protests to demand lands

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Indigenous people in Brazil have begun a weeklong campaign to demand the demarcation of their territories. Protesters marched, set up camps and blocked highways in cities across Brazil as the mobilization launched Tuesday. In…

Official: Jamaica ‘comfortably’ met IMF targets

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica’s top finance official says the government “comfortably” met conditions set by the International Monetary Fund to pass the first performance review of a loan program despite major challenges. Finance Minister Peter Phillips told…

NKorea spurns SKorea nuke disarmament deal

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday spurned South Korea’s offer of development aid in exchange for giving up its nuclear weapons, saying “this can never, ever, be a political bargaining chip.” North Korean counselor Sang Beom…

Mercedes-Benz to build new factory in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz says it will build a new plant in Brazil to produce its C-class sedan and GLA compact sport-utility vehicle. The German automaker says in a Tuesday statement that the company will…

Angelina Jolie to direct ‘Unbroken’ in Australia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Pictures has announced that Angelina Jolie is in Sydney, Australia, to direct the survival saga “Unbroken.” The film will tell the true story of Lou Zamperini, a World War II hero and track…

Ohio crime lab processes 1,500-plus rape kits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Mike DeWine says Ohio’s crime lab has processed more than 1,500 untested rape kits from police and found hundreds of matc……

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, October 01, 2013. Wet weather continued to persist in the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday as a result of a low pressure system just north of Washington, and thunderstorms lingered along the eastern…

Wave of jellyfish shuts down Swedish nuke reactor

It wasn’t a tsunami but it had the same effect: A huge cluster of jellyfish forced one of the world’s largest nuclear reactors to shut down — a phenomenon that marine biologists say could become more common. Operators…

Nielsen’s top 20 TV programs for Sept. 23-29

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 23-29. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: New England at Atlanta, NBC, 20.49 million. 2. “The Big Bang Theory” (Thursday, 8:31 p.m.), CBS, 20.44 million. 3.…

Band Perry singer engaged to Toronto catcher

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Band Perry singer Kimberly Perry is engaged to Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia. The engagement, which was first reported by The Tennessean, was confirmed by the band’s publicist on Tuesday. Perry told…

Donald Trump interested in NY’s Plum Island

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump is thinking about adding an island to his already flashy portfolio. The real estate mogul and TV reality star said Tuesday he’s considering purchasing New York’s Plum Island, but has yet to…

New York City Opera Timeline

NEW YORK (AP) — A timeline of the New York City Opera, which announced Tuesday it will file for bankruptcy protection and wind down operations: March 5, 1943 — After New York City forecloses on the Mecca Temple…