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US existing home sales rise in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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One American released from North Korea, two remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Customer decline hits McDonald's sales, profit

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says its profit and sales declined as the world's biggest hamburger chain saw customer traffic fall around the world.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student leaders and government officials held talks Tuesday to end pro-democracy protests now in their fourth week even as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the activists' key demand.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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