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PARIS (AP) — As diplomats from around the world look for a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran is ruling out a role in any international coalition. And it's rejecting U.S. requests for cooperation against the militants. Neither Iran nor Syria was invited to the international conference under way in Paris. So far, the U.S. has been alone in carrying out airstrikes in Iraq against the Islamic State group.

PARIS (AP) — France's parliament has begun debate on a measure that would provide new tools to fight terrorism. Passports could be taken away from people suspected of trying to become jihadi fighters. And Internet sites luring French citizens to the battlefield would be blocked.

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is down slightly in early trading after its first weekly loss since early August. The S&P 500 fell 1.1 percent last week, snapping five straight weeks of gains.

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply. The company says the phones will be delivered to customers starting Friday and throughout September, but many won't be delivered until October.

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit says it has ironed out details of a settlement with a major opponent in its bankruptcy case. The disclosure was made as a judge resumed the trial today after a three-day break. The timeout allowed Detroit and a bond insurer to finish a deal announced last week.

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