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Vietnam allows anti-China protest over oil rig

05/11/2014 12:30am
Vietnam allowed several hundred demonstrators to stage a noisy rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi on Sunday against Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in the contested South China Sea that has triggered a tense standoff and raised fears of confrontation.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

05/11/2014 2:30am
Federal land managers have given final approval to plans for a major mine project in northeastern Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management announced Friday it has issued a record of decision on the final environmental impact statement for Barrick-Dee Mining Venture's proposed Arturo Mine Project. Plans call for expansion of the Dee Gold Mine, an open-pit gold mine that is closed and undergoing reclamation.

China sea tensions top ASEAN summit talks

05/11/2014 3:21am
Vietnam and the Philippines are pushing for stronger action to confront China's aggressive behavior in the South China Sea at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Myanmar.

Wall collapses in eastern China, killing 18 people

05/11/2014 4:11am
Heavy rain caused a retaining wall to collapse at a recycling plant in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao on Sunday, killing 18 people, state media reported.

USDA puts out tips on food safety during an outage

05/11/2014 5:20am
Severe storms often knock out electricity and cause food to spoil, so the U.S. Agriculture Department has released tips on cutting food spoilage and guarding against foodborne illness when it happens.

Rep. Rogers hopes for 'smart debate' on radio show

05/11/2014 6:31am
Rep. Mike Rogers wants to be a "productive conservative" on the radio dial who fosters "smart debate" during the daily show he will host after leaving Congress in January.

House, Senate acting on competing hospital plans

05/11/2014 6:41am
New Hampshire's House and Senate are acting this week on competing plans to address a court ruling that found the state's tax on hospitals unconstitutional.

Lure of London makes Britain a billionaire haven

05/11/2014 7:40am
A new study of the super-rich finds that London has become the capital of the world's wealthiest, with more billionaires than any other city.

Beach rehab project targets the other Jersey shore

05/11/2014 7:52am
Far from the ocean beaches that were lavished with money and attention after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy is the other Jersey shore.

UK PM says he's playing fair on AstraZeneca deal

05/11/2014 8:00am
Britain's leader sought Sunday to deflect criticism that he's been working too closely with U.S. drugmaker Pfizer in its proposed $106-billion takeover of the Anglo-Swedish firm AstraZeneca.

China tensions top Southeast Asian summit talks

05/11/2014 8:30am
Vietnam and the Philippines pushed for stronger action to confront China's aggressive behavior in the South China Sea at a Southeast Asian summit Sunday that was hosted for the first time by Myanmar, a former pariah state now eager to show off its fragile democratic reforms.

EXCHANGE: MS patient wants to share his 'miracle'

05/11/2014 8:40am
Harold Johnson has a carved cane his father bought him from Mexico and a walking stick that's taller than he is.

Pasta maker settles false-advertising lawsuit

05/11/2014 8:52am
A company accused of falsely advertising the health benefits of its nationally distributed Dreamfields Pasta has agreed to pay $5 million to consumers as part of a class-action settlement.

Pearl River college awaits long-delayed coliseum

05/11/2014 9:10am
Construction delays mean Pearl River Community College won't be holding its upcoming graduation ceremonies at the college's new coliseum.

US-bound flight from Italy diverted over sick crew

05/11/2014 9:20am
A US Airways flight from Italy to Philadelphia has been diverted to Ireland after several flight attendants fell ill.

Arkansas candidates differ on gubernatorial issues

05/11/2014 9:40am
How Arkansas' candidates for governor vary or agree on issues in advance of the 2014 primary

Labrador introduces family logging labor bill

05/11/2014 10:11am
Idaho U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says federal labor laws should permit 16- and 17-year-olds to work in mechanized logging operations, provided they're under parental supervision.

Former pilot recalls 'a very interesting life'

05/11/2014 10:31am
Don Young has had high-flying adventures.

Fear grows for corruption risk in Milan Expo work

05/11/2014 11:10am
Italy's interior minister is pushing for an anti-corruption task force to keep mobsters from infiltrating lucrative construction and services contracts for Milan's Expo 2015 world fair.

Ongoing fighting in Iraq's Anbar hits businesses

05/11/2014 12:41pm
Fighting in Iraq's western Anbar province, now in its fifth month, appears to have bogged down, with government forces unable to drive out Islamic militants who took over one of the area's main cities. But the impact is being felt much further, with the repercussions rippling through the country's economy to hit consumers and businesses.

Fed govt failed to inspect higher risk oil wells

05/11/2014 1:10pm
The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say.

Rebounding NBC adding 12 new series next season

05/11/2014 2:11pm
NBC, which rebounded this season from a stubborn ratings slump, will try to build on its gains with a dozen new series that include dramas starring Debra Messing and Katherine Heigl and a pair of comedies produced by Will Ferrell.

Samsung chairman hospitalized after heart attack

05/11/2014 3:21pm
The chairman of the Samsung business empire was reportedly in stable condition at a Seoul hospital Sunday after suffering a heart attack.

Arizona children pay more under health law

05/11/2014 3:40pm
The families of 14,000 Arizona children who lost health coverage earlier this year are likely paying more for fewer benefits under the Affordable Care Act, according to newly released study.

NC General Assembly returns to work Wednesday

05/11/2014 3:41pm
When the North Carolina General Assembly returns to work Wednesday for its annual session, Republicans in charge say they're committed to raising salaries for teachers and state employees.

Incumbent wins 1st round in Lithuania vote

05/11/2014 5:00pm
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite took a big step Sunday toward winning re-election, dominating the first round of voting in the Baltic country's sixth presidential ballot since it regained independence in 1991.

CA lawyer fined for zapping witness with trick pen

05/11/2014 5:00pm
A California attorney has been fined $3,000 for zapping a witness with a trick pen during a Utah trial over whether electrical currents from a power plant are harming cows.

Protest over incinerator injures dozens in China

05/11/2014 6:31pm
A protest in eastern China over a plan to build a waste incinerator turned violent, with state media reporting that at least 10 demonstrators and 29 police officers were injured in clashes.

BLM seeks comment on oil, gas leasing plans in NV

05/11/2014 6:41pm
Federal land managers are seeking public comment on their proposal to nominate 193 parcels of public land for potential oil and gas leasing in eastern Nevada.

Asian stocks mostly higher after record Dow close

05/11/2014 8:21pm
Asian markets were mostly higher Monday after a rebound in U.S. tech stocks pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to a record close.

Samsung chairman hospitalized after heart attack

05/11/2014 8:30pm
Samsung Electronics Co. Chairman Lee Kun-hee remained hospitalized in stable condition Monday after being treated for a heart attack, company officials said.

President tells China to get used to slower growth

05/11/2014 9:21pm
China's president has told the country to get used to slower growth, damping expectations of a new stimulus.