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UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:57am

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.

Soft data, Syria strikes hit US, European markets

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:55am

FILE - This March 4, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks are opening lower Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, following disappointing economic news and U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower following disappointing economic news and U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.

Federal prison population drops by nearly 5,000

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:54am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate count has gone down, according to the Justice Department.

Beehive hair, Mad Men skirts kick off Paris fashion week

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:53am

Models present creations from Corrie Nielsen's 2015 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection, on September 23, 2014 in ParisParis (AFP) - Nine days of Paris fashion got off to a retro start Tuesday with a 1960s-inspired collection from Corrie Nielsen featuring beehive hair and Mad Men-style looks with futuristic, voluminous twists.

Countries, companies pledge to end deforestation

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:52am

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira speaks at a news conference on deforestation in the Amazon in Brasilia, Brazil. Despite its critical role in protecting the Amazon rainforest, Brazil will not endorse a global anti-deforestation initiative being announced at the U.N. climate summit, complaining it was left out of the consultation process. A U.N. official disputed that claim. Teixeira said Brazil was "not invited to be engaged in the preparation process" of the declaration. Instead, she said Brazil was given a copy of the text and asked to endorse it without being allowed to suggest any changes. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)NEW YORK (AP) — More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join.