French company scores huge Australian submarine contract

PARIS (AP) — Australia's largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense cooperation between the nations.

  • Written by ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press

Backlash greets plans for Muslim cemeteries across US

DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — On the site of a long-idle dairy farm, leaders of a local mosque hope to build a final resting place for about 500 Muslim families — to the dismay of many residents of this quaint town in central Massachusetts.

  • Written by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press